Class 5T

Welcome to class 5T!

Our class teacher is Mrs Thain. If you have any questions or you would like to talk to her about anything, she is on the KS2 playground before and after school every day,

Class 5T started the year with a fabulous outward bound adventure to Robinwood at Barhaugh Hall Alston. The children took part in a wide range of outward bound activities inluding:

  • Zip wire,
  • caving,
  • archery,
  • obstacle course,
  • nightwalk,
  • pirannha pool,
  • dragons quest,
  • climbing and abseiling,
  • crate challenge

In our first Enquiry theme, we compared the very different locations of Warkworth and Wideopen.  We learnt how to read Ordnance Survey maps and even made our own maps of the area local to our school. After studying Warkworth castle, we made our own models to show the motte and bailey style settlement.

No year is complete without its Forest School experience. In Forest School this year we have been lucky enough to get quite a lot of sunshine, in spite of a chill in the air and the occasional shower.

This half term, we are learning about World War II. We started our work with a personal experience of escaping to the den during  an air raid, whilst the siren boomed in our classrooms.  We have been really lucky to see some great genuine artefacts from WWII, loaned to us from a local antique shop. The children particularly liked trying on the helmet and seeing the gas mask.


Don’t forget our PE and games days are on Mondays and Thursdays. You need black shorts, white t-shirt,  trainers or plimsolls. You might also want a plain warm sweatshirt and leggings or tracksuit bottoms for chilly days, when we have games outside.

To find out what we are learning about each half term, the Year 5 curriculum plans can be found here.

Each half term we have a learning reflection event to celebrate the work we have been doing. Our parents and carers are invited into school so that we can show them what we have been learning.

In Year 5, we also work on developing good learning habits. You can see them all by clicking on this link: GCPS Learning Habits


Important things to bring to school:

Water Bottles – children can bring their own water bottle into school and store it by the sink in the classroom. Please make sure that water bottles only have water inside.

Reading Folders – children need their reading book and reading diary in school every day.

Homework – Homework is sent home every Friday and needs to be completed and returned to school by Wednesday morning.


Please visit our Twitter page @GCPSyear5 to follow our regular updates of the children’s learning and important information.

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