Elms (Y5)

Mr Murray/Mrs Hocking

Welcome to Elms

We are the Elms and are looking forward to working hard in Year 5 with our teachers, Mr Murray and Mrs Hocking

We are enthusiastic, energetic, creative learners who are excited for the year ahead.

 

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Place Value Puzzles

Today in Mrs Hocking’s class we used our place value knowledge to sequence a 100 square. When the numbers were cut into rows, we found this easy. However, when the paper was cut into a jigsaw we really had to think about our knowledge of number. And next...

Vive La France!

On Tuesday, Windy Nook celebrated The European Day of Languages. For Upper Key Stage 2, it was a chance to learn more about the language, culture and history of France. As part of the day, the children sampled French foods, learned about Bastille Day and wrote a...

Eurovision at Windy Nook Primary School

Today the whole school celebrated the European Day of Languages which was a great success as we all improved our understanding of different cultures and languages while having good fun! Each phase studied a different European country and learnt a song in a different...

UKS2 visit to Cragside

On Thursday, Years 5 and 6 put on their walking shoes and raincoats and visited Cragside. Our day was full of different activities and involved exploring lots of areas across the site. In groups, we saw how the house was powered, paroused the many rooms of the house...

Unbeaten Start

Last saw the opening competition of the football season for Upper Key Stage 2.  The team took part in the qualifying round against 4 other teams; South Street, St Peters, Bill Quay and Caedmon. As usual, the team demonstrated good support and communication with each...

First Aid Awareness

Yesterday, as part of our First Aid Awareness, we looked at what we would do in an emergency. We learned the importance of remaining calm, reassuring the injured person and how to effectively call for help. We demonstrated our understanding by producing playscripts,...

Bikeability!

Yesterday children took part in the first of a series of lessons aimed at improving their safety when riding bikes.  The instructors talked to the Year 5 children about how they can keep safe and become aware of any dangers.  Over the coming weeks, the children will...

Welcome to Elms

Here are the new Elms and they have enjoyed their first week in Upper Key Stage 2.  Although many things will be familiar to them, they have already got to grips with the new classroom and expectations in Year 5.  This week they have been writing autobiographies,...

Fractions…a piece of cake!

Mrs Hocking’s maths class got to grip with fractions yesterday. We started the lesson by looking at cakes and cutting whole cakes to make two halves and four quarters. We used this knowledge to help us succeed in our independent learning and answer our reasoning...

Elms Investigates

As part of our literacy lesson, the children in Elms conducted a police investigation.  Recently, the children have been studying a short film entitled ‘Alma’.  Children were given the role play scenario to be witnesses to what took place in the film and...

Cricket Festival

Yesterday in the glorious sunshine, 3 teams from year 5 took part in a cricket festival against other schools from Gateshead.  The children demonstrated excellent teamwork and sportsmanship throughout, as well as showcasing the various techniques they have learnt in...

Key Stage 2 Sports Day

Yesterday was the Key Stage Two Sports Day. The children worked in teams and completed 12 activities. They then competed in year group running races. We even had a parents race!!! The weather was very kind to us and the children had a lot of fun. Thank you to everyone...

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