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Dickens & Tolkien Class

Miss Pinkerton & Mrs Summerill

Year 5

What we've been up to...

Spring Term

Dickens - Science

Our brains have been full of charge this term in science with our new topic of electricity! We have made some enlightening discoveries during our lessons as we build and adapt our circuits.

Dickens - World Book Day

A fantastic range of characters set foot through the doors of Dickens class this World Book Day! Footballers, villains, explorers, princesses and heroes - we really had it all! 

Dickens - Dojo Party

For our dojo party, we had an amazing afternoon of baking and decorating cupcakes. We developed our measuring, mixing and teamwork skills - all while having lots of fun!

Dickens - Design and Technology

In DT this term we have been practising our sewing skills in preparation for making our own bags. We have mastered the running stitch, back stitch and over stitch!

Dickens - Analysing Poetry

During poetry week, we carefully analysed and compared the unique poems of John Agard. Following this, we used his creative and eccentric style of writing as a framework to compose our own amazing poems.

Tolkien - Tunnel of Light (Durham Cathedral)

Tolkien - Forces

Year 5 - Dance

Autumn Term

Tolkien - DT Drop Down Day

In DT this term, we have been designing, building and creating our own models of bird hides which could be created into a life-sized version. We learnt a variety of techniques to help us create our models and spent the day problem-solving and helping each other.

Tolkien - Harry Potter Experience

Because we have been reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, we had our very own Harry Potter experience. A visitor brought in various animals that we would find in our Harry Potter story and we learnt a lot about these to use as inspiration for our writing.

Year 5 - Trip to Wellfield

We hod a fabulous time at Wellfield for a transition day. Throughout the afternoon, we completed Halloween themed activities including a science experiment, computing our own research and making lanterns and masks. It was great to see what a secondary school was like and the food was good too!

Tolkien Class - Durham Cathedral Project

We had been given the opportunity to complete an art project for a Durham Cathedral Heritage project. Our aim was to create a glass piece which represented the mining community of our area or the future we envisage. It was great fun creating our art work and even more fun using the paint pens. Our final pieces were phenomenal!

Year 5 - Skipping

We love skipping day every year! It was great to work alongside the skipping team again and practise our skills that we have developed over the previous years. We remembered many of our techniques and were able to apply these. Our favourite part was the long rope skipping.

Year 5 - Place Value

We love getting active in our maths lessons. In this session, we used bean bags to throw and create our own numbers. We were then set a series of challenges to complete with our number.

Year 5 and 6 Curriculum Overview (Cycle A)

Year 5 and 6 Curriculum Overview (Cycle B)