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Welcome to Year 5H!

Welcome to Year 5H. My name is Miss Hewitt and I will be working hard to teach you all this year. I will teach exciting and motivating lessons, which will help you achieve your potential. Our class is supported by the wonderful Mrs Martin, who is hardworking, organised and nurturing. This is your first year in Upper Key Stage 2 and we will work our hardest to make it your most enjoyable year yet. This year you be challenged, supported and develop into independent individuals, ready to embark on your last year of primary school. I can’t wait to have lots of fun this year and watch you all grow! 

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To round off our Coal Mining topic, we visited Beamish during Outdoor Learning Week. We got to head down their drift mine and visit their school. There were lots of things different to modern day, including the bank, the shops and the dentist! We had a fantastic day hopping on and off the tram (and of course, visiting the sweet shop)! Here are some photographs of our very busy day.

We have been learning about different types of forces in our Science lessons. We received a text message from John asking for help how to send messages to his friend who lives along the road. We decided to make a paper aeroplane and decided it would need to be streamlined to cut through the air effectively.

This week (w/c  25/9/17) we have had another visitor in our school, M&M productions! They performed Pinocchio for us and we were very lucky as we got a backstage pass workshop with the actors! We learned about how they change their costumes so quickly, how they portrayed different characters and how their lights help to create the mood on stage. We had an amazing time and are looking forward to the next time M&M productions come into school.

Earlier this week, we were fortunate enough to have a visit from 'That History Bloke', Richard. He brought in lots of artefacts related to the coal mining era. We focused on a man called Peter Barrett, who is buried at Heworth, and initially we asked lots of questions about him. We used a census and other sources of information to figure out how he died. He had in fact been a miner and worked at Felling pit. We loved being able to handle the different artefacts and extend our knowledge of the Felling Pit Disaster.
This week was our family assembly on the topic of 'New Beginnings' and we talked about our hopes and dreams for this academic year. Here are some photographs and videos of us in action.

It's a lovely day today

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This week in science we have completed an investigation, testing the best shoes for Miss Hewitt to wear to walk her dog, Bo. We designed the investigations in groups and each group had a different idea. Here are some photographs of us carrying out the investigations. 


We were shocked to find that the best shoes were in fact Mr Rippon's slippers, followed by Miss Hewitt's sparkly trainers.

This week we began our science topic, Forces. We made a marble run to look at the effects of different contact forces on a marble. Here are some pictures with our marble run!