Year 5

Class Teacher: Mrs Holden
Welcome to Year 5 and the first year of Upper Key Stage 2. I hope your child will enjoy the fun I have in store for them as well as the challenges that they will be given.I have been teaching at Clover Hill since 2001 and taught many of the year groups in both KS1 and KS2 however my heart lies most definitely with UKS2. A special moment for me was when I became Deputy Head in 2016. My own children came to Clover Hill and as a parent I could not have asked for a better primary education for them.

I am excited about teaching this fabulous year group and, most importantly, getting to know and guide the children through this exciting and challenging chapter of their education, preparing them for Year 6

My aim is to make Year 5 a wonderful, challenging and exciting time for our children.   Throughout the course of the year, the children will step back into time to the 1940s to become more familiar with life in Britain during World War II, become master bakers through their DT bread project and find their adventurous side when we go on our Summer residential.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child or their education, please do not hesitate to contact me or a member of the Upper Key Stage 2 team.

Year 5 are cryptographers!

We have enjoyed finding out about different forms of communication and how to send coded messages. We have made semaphore flags, a communication system often used on board ships and also had a go at Morse code with our torches. Well done everyone! -.../--.-/-/

The Green Flag flies again!

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the ECO SCHOOL's prestigious Green Flag for the third time in a row.  The assessor visited our school last Friday, looked through our evidence, spoke at length with the School Grounds Team and inspected our school...

Fire Brigade talk in Year 5

We had a special visit from the fire brigade this afternoon teaching us lots of important facts and messages about how to keep safe, prevent fire, and what to do in the event of a fire. We found out about the job of a fire officer, their important job and about the...

On Guard!

We had a great start to our fencing coaching today. We learned how to stand, salute and found out lots of new words too! Here are a few photos from this afternoon.

Blaydon and District Football finals

On Wednesday, we braved the fog and competed in the Blaydon and District football finals, along with 7 other local schools.The team played well togther (as always) and showed great sportsmanship.  Their positive attitudes and team spirit is to be commended.  The...

Easter ‘Eggstravaganza’

We have been overwhelmed at the amazing efforts made by families in the Easter Egg competition today. Councillor Ord came along to school this morning to take on the almost impossible job of judging the winners. She was so impressed that she decided that everyone...

Clover Hill football tournament

On Wednesday 2nd April, Clover Hill will be taking part in a football tournament at Fellside School, 3.15-5pm. Everyone is welcome to come and support us, although please remember  NOT to park on the paths and grass area outside of the school as this will be patrolled...

Athletics Club Run Miles for Sport Relief

Congratulations to all the children in the Key Stage Two Athletics Club who ran their socks off to raise money for charity. Miss Sinclair and Mr Bannister were extremely proud of the effort they made and support they gave each other. The children chose to run either 1...

Bike skills in Year 5

Year 5 are really enjoying the bike ability lessons so far. The children have been finding out all about bike and helmet safety whilst developing their control skills on their bikes. This week they have been learning how to cycle safely on local roads and what to look...

Technology Tom visits Clover Hill!

Key Stage 2 children had a great start to the day today with a super technology and science show from 'Technology Tom'. We found out all about forces and motion and tried out some great inventions! Year 5 then had a day making models using cam technology to make them...

Clover Hill & NUFC Foundation Tournament

On Wednesday, some of our children represented Clover Hill in a prestigious tournament organised by the NUFC Foundation. The 6-a-side football tournament was held at Redheugh training ground and the children played against other Gateshead schools, with the ultimate...

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