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Year 3

 

Mrs Whitelock's Class

 

 

Miss Liddle's Class (Mr Purvis)

 

 

Mr Clydesdale's Class

 

Twitter @mrclydesdalens

 

This year will be a fantastic year for 3WC as we are learning so many new skills and challenging ourselves daily.


We have started this year by learning all about the Stone Age. We can now tell you a lot of interesting facts about the Stone Age including how the periods of the Stone Age and how these changes improved their lives.


We have been reading Satoshi Kitamura’s book ‘Stone Age Boy’ and we have also been using this to inspire some writing. We have been learning how to write a story, how to create description, how to write in paragraphs and how to write a non-chronological reports.


We have also been learning all about rocks. We have learnt so much about rocks and have applied our knowledge by carrying out numerous scientific enquiries. This has helped us show off our new ideas and also to learn the science behind them.


To help keep us safe in year 3 we have been working closely with Miss McBeth and her good friend KS to learn about safety and how to stay safe in different situations both in and out of school.


We have so much to look forward to this year. You can keep track of what we have been up to by checking out our class twitter page.

 

 

Year 4



Mr Tarpey's Class

 

 

Miss Knox's Class

 

 

Welcome to Year 4EK, our teacher is called Miss Knox and she is one of the three Year 4 teachers. In 4EK, we understand expectations around school and are excellent examples of how to follow them and model exceptional behaviour at Northern Saints.


This year will be an exciting year for 4EK. We cover several topics over the year and are given many opportunities to explore them in a variety of ways. In Maths we use Maths No Problem to support our learning; Maths No Problem gives us the opportunity to explore calculations in a variety of ways and to really make us think of Mathematical conceptual understanding.


In English, we explore various stories and are given opportunities to write using different genres and text types. Some of the texts we explore over the year in Year 4 are, The Green ship, Floodland, Tom’s Sausage Lion and The Great Kapok Tree! Some of these texts link in well with our learning in curriculum.

In 4EK we are given the opportunity to explore several topics within our curriculum subjects. Throughout Autumn, we are exploring A street through time and are focusing on the history of Romans, until we’re ready for our new topic Natural Disasters up until Christmas.


Throughout our Spring Term, we are going to be given the chance to explore our Food Glorious Food topic where we will focus on developing learning in healthy diet and exercise within DT and PE lessons. Later on in that term, we will explore the topic Mighty Metals where we have a great focus on our Science topic of Electricity.


 Finally during the Summer term, we will be presented with the opportunity to learn further about our planet within the topic Fragile Earth. Here we discover what manmade causes create destruction on our planet and how we can work together to better our environment. Leading towards the academic school year, we will be learning about Rainforests. Here we will explore Rainforests from all around the world within Geography sessions and we will also learn historic events of early achievements within the Indus Valley.


In addition to our curriculum subjects, we are also taught Science 2+ hours a week! Within our Science lessons, we are encouraged to explore topics such as; States of Matter, Living things and their Habitats, Electricity, Sound and the Human body’s digestive system and how to care for our teeth. All of our topics in Science allow our teachers to provide us with hands on, engaging and knowledge packed lessons! We explore several experiments we carry out ourselves, and look closely at how to use Science Models to support our learning.

Furthermore, it is essential that as part of our topics taught we also look closely at the teaching of Religious Education within school. Our class are given opportunities each day to be close to god and reflect within our special reflection and prayer spaces in our classroom and around school. We explore topics using ‘Understanding Christianity’ to support our learning. This scheme helps us to focus on a particular subject such as incarnation, and in year 4 we are required to dig even deeper exploring biblical references and what we think they mean to Christians today. As part of learning about Christianity, we also enormously enjoy learning about other religion and cultures in our lessons. It is really important to our class that we respect all religions and welcome knowledge and traditions to celebrate!


The highlight of the year for most the our class will come in May when we are able to be a part of an outward bound trip to Derwent Hill in the Lakes District. We are given the chance to participate within several team building activities that help our personal relationships with one another, as well as our own personal independence as it is the first time away from home for a lot of us! Some of our class are incredibly excited for this already.
 

 

Miss Cook's Class

 

 

Welcome to Year 4EC, our teacher is called Miss Cook, who works alongside Mr Tarpey and Miss Knox, our other two year 4 teachers.


The following year is looking very exciting for all of us in year 4. So far this year, we have read a number of fantastic books including, The Green Ship, There’s a boy in the girl’s bathroom, along with some new books we are currently reading, like Floodland and Goodnight Mr Tom. In our English lessons we have been learning about lots of different texts, such as diary entries, poems and newspaper reports. We’ve also had the opportunity to explore our drama skills, taking on the roles of characters in our books by acting and using dialogue (Miss Cook thinks we have some possible Oscar winners amongst us!)
In our maths lessons we are following ‘Maths No Problem’, where we are able to be practical with our learning, but also able to think about our mathematical skills in solving problems. We’re all Timestable Rockstars, working super hard to win our battles, and prepare ourselves for our multiplication test in the summer term.


Our first topic this year was ‘The Romans’, learning about how they live, and what it takes to be a Roman soldier. We even had the chance to learn and practice being part of a Roman regiment, performing defensive and attacking formations. Our first topic has been very interesting, and we are looking forward to our next topics including ‘Natural Disasters’, ‘Mighty Metals’ and ‘Fragile Earth’!


On top of all these exciting things happening inside school, we will also be heading swimming at Castle View in the summer term and we will have the opportunity to visit Derwent Hill later in the year. We are all looking forward to these trips, where we can learn new skills and have lots of fun.


In 4EC, reaching our potential, trying our best and being kind to one another is very important. We are so lucky that everyone in our class brings such a range of skills, such as football, dance, boxing, cheerleading, and that’s only to mention a few! We are such a talented class, and we love that we can share our strengths and learn from one another, supporting each other no matter what.


We look forward to telling you all about our great moments in 4EC!
 

 

Year 5

 

Miss Thurlbeck's Class

 

Twitter @Year5PT

 

Welcome to Year 5PT, our teacher is called Miss Thurlbeck and she is one of the three Year 5 teachers.
This year will be an exciting year for 5PT. We have the opportunity to be practical and hands on in maths lessons and really challenge ourselves. So far this term, we have been using ‘Maths No Problem’ to think about calculations in different ways.


We started our topics with a bang this year a ‘big bang’ as we learnt about Space and how our universe was created from both a scientific and religious angle.


We have had anti-bullying week and learned all about how to be a good friend to others and why this is important.


We have had Youth for Christ in our classes. Teaching us about how science and religion go together.
We enjoyed children in need and thinking of ways we can help others. We raised money by having a non uniform day and selling cakes.


This term we’ve begun work on our new topic -WW1 - and the children are already engaged in learning about how these brave young men fought for our country. The class are particularly enthusiastic about discovering the gruesome diseases that the soldiers suffered from (such as trench foot) and what role women played in the war.


Harry Potter will inspire a lot of our written work in the Spring Term, where we will write diaries from the perspective of a character; describe the magical school of Hogwarts and persuade witches and wizards to buy a wand we’ve designed. We will also get the chance to make our wands in DT and be sorted in house groups! Will you be a sneaky Slytherin or a brave Gryffindor?


The highlight of the year for most of the class will come in March when they are able to go to Ullswater on an outward bound trip. The children get the chance to hike, jog and dip into a freezing cold lake, and take part in trust activities. Children have already started getting excited about the trip!


Safety is really important to 5PT and we will be going to Safety Works for a visit later in the year. We will learn how to stay safe in different scenarios, as well as learning basic first aid, how to stay safe near water and how to make a 999 call, so that we will be prepared in an emergency.


In Y5 we also have the opportunity to take part in the Bikeability course. We will learn skills such as how to control our bikes, ride safely around obstacles and cycle with confidence on the road.


This is set to be an exciting year for year 5!

 

 

Miss Woodfield's Class

 

Welcome to Year 5NW, our teacher is called Miss Woodfield and she is one of the three Year 5 teachers.


This year will be an exciting year for 5NW. We have the opportunity to be practical and hands on in maths lessons and really challenge ourselves. So far this term, we have been using ‘Maths No Problem’ to think about calculations in different ways.


We started our topics with a bang this year a ‘big bang’ as we learnt about Space and how our universe was created from both a scientific and religious angle.


This term we’ve begun work on our new topic - WW1 - and the children are already engaged in learning about how these brave young men fought for our country. The class are particularly enthusiastic about discovering the gruesome diseases that the soldiers suffered from (such as trench foot) and what role women played in the war.


Harry Potter will inspire a lot of our written work in the Spring Term, where we will write diaries from the perspective of a character; describe the magical school of Hogwarts and persuade witches and wizards to buy a wand we’ve designed. We will also get the chance to make our wands in DT and be sorted in house groups! Will you be a sneaky Slytherin or a brave Gryffindor?


The highlight of the year for most of the class will come in March when they are able to go to Ullswater on an outward bound trip. The children get the chance to hike, jog and dip into a freezing cold lake, and take part in trust activities. Children have already started getting excited about the trip!


Safety is really important to 5NW and we will be going to Safety Works for a visit later in the year. We will learn how to stay safe in different scenarios, as well as learning basic first aid, how to stay safe near water and how to make a 999 call, so that we will be prepared in an emergency.


In Y5 we also have the opportunity to take part in the Bikeability course. We will learn skills such as how to control our bikes, ride safely around obstacles and cycle with confidence on the road.


This is set to be an exciting year for year 5!

 

 

Mrs Race's Class

 

Welcome to Year 5SR, our teacher is called Mrs Race and she is one of the three Year 5 teachers.


This year will be an exciting year for 5SR. We have the opportunity to be practical and hands on in maths lessons and really challenge ourselves. So far this term, we have continued using ‘Maths No Problem’ to think about calculations in different ways.


We started our topics with a bang this year a ‘big bang’ as we learnt about Space and how our universe was created from both a scientific and religious angle.


This term we’ve begun work on our new topic WW1 and the children are already engaged in learning about how these brave young men fought for our country. The class are particularly enthusiastic about discovering the gruesome diseases that the soldiers suffered from (such as trench foot) and what role women played in the war.


Harry Potter will inspire a lot of our written work in the Spring Term, where we will write diaries from the perspective of a character; describe the magical school of Hogwarts and persuade witches and wizards to buy a wand we’ve designed. We will also get the chance to make our wands in DT and be sorted in house groups! Will you be a sneaky Slytherin, or a brave Gryffindor?


The highlight of the year for most of the class will come in March when they are able to go to Ullswater on an outward bound trip. The children get the chance to hike, jog and dip into a freezing cold lake, and take part in trust activities. Children have already started getting excited about the trip!


Safety is really important to 5SR and we will be going to Safety Works for a visit later in the year. We will learn how to stay safe in different scenarios, as well as learning basic first aid, how to stay safe near water and how to make a 999 call, so that we will be prepared in an emergency.


In Y5 we also have the opportunity to take part in the Bikeability course. We will learn skills such as how to control our bikes, ride safely around obstacles and cycle with confidence on the road.


This is set to be an exciting year for year 5!

 

 

Year 6

 

Mrs Curley's Class

 

Twitter @MrsCurley18

 

Welcome to class 6DC, our teacher is called Mrs Curley. Mrs Curley teaches out class on a morning, as she is also Acting Deputy Head Teacher. On an afternoon our class teacher is called Mrs McCabe. We are fortunate enough to have specialist PE and DT teachers in our school, and on a Monday, we are taught PE by Miss Haigh and DT by Mrs Hesler.  Our class are supported -daily - by Mrs Robson and Mr Talbot, who are the Year 6 Teaching Assistants. They support our lessons, in class on a morning, and deliver high-quality interventions on an afternoon.


This year is a very important year for 6DC, as we are working towards achieving our own individual targets in our SATs and improving our independence ready to transition into Year 7. We will be attending several transition days, to our chosen secondary school, across the course of the year.
We started year six with the topic ‘Working Bairns’ where we learned about the Victorian era, more specifically children that worked in the Victorian period. We know all about the monarchy in the Victorian period, what different types of job roles they had, why they worked and the risks involved in the jobs that the children did. We also carried out a local history study, where we looked at a range of sources about The Victoria Hall Disaster. 


Some of our class were lucky enough to go on an Outward Bound to Loch Eil in Scotland in October. We camped out, went on hikes, completed a jog and dip, canoed, gorge walked and so much more. This trip increased the children’s independence and confidence as well as allowing them to experience the awe and wonder of the world.


This term we’ve started our work on our new topic –World War II – we have been learning about how WWII first began and the difference between the axis and allied powers. Our class love this topic and are always eager to talk about the facts they already know. We have been on a trip, this term, to Eden Camp, where we could really get our teeth into World War II. The children learned so much and had an amazing time.


Our writing will come from our topic of WII; the children are currently writing a piece of descriptive writing imagining they are in a battle zone and they will move on to writing a letter as if they were a soldier writing home.


Reading is an essential part of the year 6 curriculum and we are working hard to improve our reading skills. We currently have an in-class competition, where we aim to read for at least 20 minutes per day. The reader with the highest amount, of minutes, every fortnight, wins a prize. The last winner achieved a tremendous score of 160 minutes per day as an engaged reader.


This year, the prizes for year 6 engaged reader of the fortnight include tickets to Sunderland AFC home games, books by the children’s favourite authors, Sainsbury’s vouchers and cinema tickets. Get reading to be in with a chance to win!


We are looking forward to all of the challenges this year brings and are working hard to achieve all of our goals.

 

 

Miss Shrubb's Class

 

Twitter @MissShrubb16

 

A warm welcome to Year 6JS, our teacher is called Miss Shrubb and she is proud to be a member of the Year 6 team.


This year, as always, will be an exciting and busy year for year 6. We will be working hard towards our SAT’s tests in May 2020.  This seems like such a long way away but will soon be upon us before we know it. Even though we know that these tests can be very difficult, our teachers have told us that as long as we try our very best then we can be extremely proud of our achievements.


Much to many of the children’s delight (and Miss Shrubb’s) we have started the autumn term by looking at two history based areas of the curriculum.  Last half term we were given the opportunity to find out what life would have been like as a ‘Working Bairn’ in the Victorian times.  Many of our children could not believe how difficult it would have been to live during these times. 
This half term we have begun our new topic WW2 with a fantastic visit to Eden Camp, where we found out lots of information about what it was like to live in the war.  We are also looking forward to a visit from the Hylton Castle Education Team to tell us more about what it was like to live in Britain as an evacuee.


In the spring term we will be finding out about ‘The Polar Regions’.  This topic will inspire much of our writing and learning in geography.


We are looking forward to all of the challenges this year brings.
 

 

Mrs Bingham's Class

 

Twitter 6SB@MrsBingham

 

Welcome to Year 6SB, our teacher is called Mrs Bingham and she is one of three Teachers in Year 6. Our class is also supported by Mrs Robson and Mr Talbot, the Year 6 Teaching Assistants.


This year is a very important year for 6SB, working towards our SAT’s and improving our independence ready to transition into Year 7. We have already a transition day to a secondary school!


We started the year with the topic ‘Working Bairns’ we learned about the Victorian era, more specifically children that worked in the Victorian period. We know all about the monarchy in the Victorian period, what different types of job roles they had, why they worked and the risks involved in the jobs the children worked. 


Some of our class were lucky enough to go on an Outward Bound to Loch Eil in Scotland in October. We camped out, went on hikes, completed a jog and dip, canoed, gorge walked and so much more. This trip increased the children’s independence and confidence as well as them having so much fun.


This term we’ve started our work on our new topic –WW2 – we have been learning about how WW2 first began and the axis and allied powers. Our class love this topic and are always eager to talk about the facts they already know. We went on a trip this term to Eden Camp where we could really get our teeth into World War 2. The children learned so much and had an amazing time.


Our writing will come from our topic of WW2, the children are currently writing a piece of descriptive writing imagining they are in a battle zone and they will move on to writing a letter as if they were a soldier writing home.


We are looking forward to all of the challenges this year brings.