Houghton Road Houghton Le Spring Tyne And Wear DH4 4EE

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Newbottle Primary Academy

Proud to be part of the Aim High Academy Trust
Newbottle primary school

Year 5  

Welcome to Year 5.  

The class teachers are Mr. Pigford and Miss Spence.  Teachers are supported by Miss Tumelty, Miss Stafford and Mrs. Hogsack.  Useful information can be found below:

  • PE sessions will take place on a Friday afternoon. The children will need their school indoor PE kit and suitable kit for use outdoors on these days.
  • Homework will be given out every Friday and must be returned the following Wednesday. Homework will consist of one piece of English and one piece of Maths. A list of spellings will also be given and these will be tested on a Friday.
  • The children can change their reading book as they need to, but there must be a signature from an adult in their home reading record book at least three times a week to confirm they are reading regularly.
  • Class teachers are available at the end of each day as they dismiss the class to answer any questions or discuss any concerns or queries.
  • The topic which we will be studying this half term is 'Victorians'.
  • Our current science topic is 'Earth and Space'.


Need to know...

We are encouraging children to learn their multiplication tables in order to give themselves the best possible chance of being successful in mathematics.  Pupils are expected to know ALL multiplication facts to 12 x 12 by heart.  Throughout the year, we will be revising these facts.


A list of tables can be found below:

Y5 Multiplication Facts


In addition, pupils must know how to read and spell ALL of the words from the National Curriculum Y4 word list and should be developing their knowledge of words on the Y5/6 list.  Both word lists can be found below:

National Curriculum Word Lists

Y5 Do the Locomotion!

On Wednesday 20th December, Y5 visited Locomotion in Shildon as part of our local study of George Stephenson and mining.

We carried out several workshop activities, handled some artefacts and toured the collection of locomotives and rolling stock.  We even had the chance to see Major Tim Peake's Soyuz space capsule, which was used in his descent to Earth from the International Space Station!

It was a fantastic visit, which was both educational and enjoyable.

Year 5 Robotics with Park View Academy

Year 5 have been working with Mr. Nelson, a teacher from Park View Academy, to help teach the children skills in Robotics. The children have learnt how to maneuver a robot using coding, as well as develop their teamwork skills. Year 5 pupils have really enjoyed working with Mr. Nelson on a Wednesday and will be attending a Robotics session at Park View Academy in the near future.