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Welcome to Y5I


Welcome to Year 5I!

I am Miss Ibinson and I will be your teacher this year. I have been at Lingey House for 2 years now and have moved up from Year 4 with this current year group. I am a huge fan of creative and fun lessons and I can't wait to show you what we have in store for you over the next 9 months.


Our fantastic teaching assistant this year is Mrs. Martin and she will be helping us to be the absolute best we can be and learning lots of amazing, new things. I am sure we are going to have the best year yet!

Forest School

This half term children will be taking part in 6 Forest School Sessions. Click on the link below to look at the photographs.


Happy Chinese New Year from Year 5I.

We celebrated by having a lesson in Chinese dancing!

Spring Term 1


This half term, our topic will be War and Peace during which we will look at the first and second World Wars.



Our novel for this half term is Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian. We will be looking specifically at the use of dialect and description.



In Maths, we will be continuing our work on multiplication but moving on to look at written methods. We will be learning how to multiply two digits by two digits before moving on to start our fractions unit.



This half term, we are looking at forces in Science. We will be conducting lots of experiments to investigate push, pull, friction, air resistance and water resistance.

We began work on our "War and Peace" topic this half term with a visit from Richard (That History Bloke). He let us look at lots of artefacts from the second World War that belonged to local people.

We were lucky enough to go on a heritage walk with local expert David Douglass. He told us lots of fascinating things about Gateshead and all the mines that are hidden beneath our streets.

We created some striking pictures of old pit heads using watercolours and black card. Stay tuned to see the finsihed articles!

We were lucky enough to have a visit from a real miner called Barry! He told us all about what life used to be like and showed us some Davy lamps and some mining tokens too!

We had a visit from an artist named Peter who showed us how to make amazing art work out of clay and paper. We learned how to mix colours and how to choose colours which complimented each other.

In Science this half term, we have been looking at Earth and space. We made our own models of the solar system and learnt how to remember the order of the planets!

Autumn Term 2


This half term, our topic will be Our Local Area. We will be specifically looking at how land use has changed over time.



We will be finishing off our work on Holes this half term, culminating in a non-chronological report on lizards.



In Maths, we will be working on area and perimeter initially before moving on to working on multiplication including multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.