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.

Respecting Rights

Year 5 did a marvellous job of leading the way with our Rights Respecting school initiative by performing a wonderful class assembly. Well done to everyone for learning their words so well and delivering the important messages about repecting the rights of children. I...

2012-13 Football Team announced!

This year, because we have such a strong set of players - we have decided to have two football teams representing our school.  One team will play all the league matches, whilst the other team will play all the cup matches. The matches are held in tournaments with 5...

Year 5 have Poetic Style!

We have just finished a brilliant unit of work in literacy called 'Poetic Style'. Ask the children about poems by Pie Corbett and Valerie Bloom. We have read many examples of poems by these two inspirational poets and have written some sensational examples of our own...

Y5/6 Olympic Poetry Competition

Over the last few weeks, Y5 and Y6 have been thinking about the London 2012 Olympic Games and have put their thoughts into words through poetry. 1st prize - 3 tickets to see the Men's Football at St. James' Park on 26th July. 9 runner up prizes - 9 pairs of tickets to...

Year 5 Kwik Cricket Tournament

Year 5 have been receiving cricket coaching from Matt Parr, the resident professional at Whickham Cricket Club in their PE lessons every Tuesday for 10 weeks. This all culminated in a Kwik Cricket Tournament on Wednesday 4th July and we were all very...

Year 5 at Gibside Estate….. June 2012

It was a very wet and windy morning..... ...... But a little (or a lot) of rain wasn't going to put Year 5 off.  We were suited and booted up and boarded our coach: Destination - Gibside Estate. We were met by Melanie and her team (at this point the rain got even...

Green Fingers in KS2!

Some of our KS2 pupils took charge of our vegetable beds with the help of a local allotment owner Mr Hall. They worked hard to plant a range of vegetable crops: carrots, spinach, lettuce, beetroot, broad beans, sprouts, cabbages, cauliflowers and leeks. They will be...

Bike It Breakfast!!!

  We had such a lovely morning with our Bike It officer, Mark.  We all cycled or scooted to school with our adults and then sat down to a magnificent feast of pain au chocolat, flapjacks, cereal bars, cheese, yoghurts, melon, apple, fruit juice and hot buttered...

Y5 Summer Newsletter

Summer 2012 Dear Parents / Carers,   We hope you all had a lovely Easter break and the children are refreshed and ready for the very busy term ahead!   We also have some exciting topics to focus upon this term, including completing our ancient Greek topic...

Bikeability Training

Every Friday morning Year 5 have been developing their skills and confidence when cycling. Led by the Gateshead Council Bikeability team we have been completing a 6 week on-road cycling training course....

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