Welcome to the Year 5/6 website. Here you will find updates about Lindisfarne, Warkworth and Bamburgh.
Meet the Teachers
Year 5 & 6 PE Days
- Please always send your child with a coat suitable for the weather.
- Please send a named water bottle each day, clean and filled with water.
- Please, please name all of your child’s clothes, especially their jumpers and PE kit!
Practise reading skills on Bug Club. Remember to tap the bugs and complete the quizzes!
Use Times Table Rockstars to practise recalling multiplication and division facts.
Our Current Project:
Summer 1 Project:
Food glorious food! – How far has your tea travelled?
Is life on earth sustainable?
Click below to find out what we are learning about in each subject.
Our year so far …
Autumn 2 Project:
Rainforests- Could you survive Jumanji?
We found out about the conditions in the rainforest. Click below to find out what we have learnt in each subject.
Such a busy half term! We have thoroughly enjoyed reading our class text ‘ The Explorer by Katherine Rundell and wrote our own rainforest inspired story. In our English lessons we have thought very carefully about vivid, descriptive word choices and how to hook our reader in. As well as this, we have learned about figurative language including similes, metaphors and personification which we have included in our descriptive and narrative writing.
In Geography, we have enjoyed finding out about rainforests of the world. We used the atlas to help us plot them on a map. We noticed a pattern that tropical rainforests are positioned around the equator and between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Learning about deforestation made some of quite passionate about the impact on our futures and that of the animals that live in the rainforest habitat so we debated, and wrote balanced arguments to consider opposing points of view.
Science this term was all about plants and animals. We made comparisons between their life cycles with excellent labelled diagrams in addition to comparing the life cycles of different species of animals: mammals, amphibians and insects. Finding out how plants have adapted to survive in the rainforest (our geography topic) was very interesting and we designed some fabulous ‘Super-survivor’ plants inclusive of the most successful plant adaptations. We researched well-known scientist Jane Goodall and her conservation work with chimpanzees.
In our Design and Technology, we were creative with masks of animals from the rainforest. We researched the animals that would live here and made several sketches before choosing our final design. With a partner, we built up the protruding features (such as the noses) by folding card to create and glue tabs/flaps. We also bent the card to create depth such as on the ears. Then, we used paper-mache to add strength, before decorating them with paint. There were some incredible masks! Well done.
Autumn 1 Project:
The Mayans – What did the Mayans believe and when did they live?
We found out all about the ancient civilisation, the Mayans. Click below to find out what we have learnt in each subject.
In English so far, we started looking at The Day the Crayons Quit. We had fun putting ourselves in the shoes of the characters to recreate just how the crayons would feel and talk in interviews.
We then planned, researched and wrote non-chronological reports about the Mayans.
During Black History Month, we also looked at inspirational figures and celebrated their bravery by writing poems.
We started off the year by consolidating and stretching our calculation and place value skills.
We created our own timelines sequencing main events in the Mayan period. Scale was important to us and we ensured that 10cm = 100 years on our timeline. Artefacts told us a great deal about life in Ancient Maya although some were a little tricky to infer what they were used for! Check out our amazing writing in the role of explorer, John Lloyd Stephens who discovered breath-taking Mayan statues. We explored the traditional Mayan story of the Hero Twins and used Stop Motion to recreate animations.
Look at our beautiful Mayan-inspired patterns. These were used to create styrofoam tiles using carving techniques to create a print.
We were investigating our own health and fitness. We did an investigation into how exercise affects our pulse and heart rate, then we looked at balanced diets and how those healthy nutrients are moved around the body.
We started computing this year looking at how to use the internet safely before moving on to researching, designing, programming and debugging our own informative animations using Scratch.
In PE, we have been working on our fitness agility as well as our tag rugby skills. Watch out for us in the Rugby World Cup 2027! Check out our Tag Rugby Skills.
Children took pray in a Zoom meeting with Dr. Mahshid Turner from the Durham University Islamic Society to find out how Muslims support the local community
PSHE / Jigsaw
In Jigsaw, we have been working on our Jiggie called Being in My World, sharing our worries and hopes for the future as well as what we are proud of.
In French we have been learning lots of vocabulary that we would need for a school trip.