St Georges Church of England Academy

St George's
Church of England Academy


Welcome to our Class page! Please find our curriculum newsletters and homework attached below:

Autumn Term 2023 

Curriculum Newsletter

Homework Autumn Term 

Homework Autumn Term 2 

October in Class 5S -
We have continued to have fun in Class 5S during October leading up to the half term break. We have really enjoyed doing our Foundation subjects this month and going into more detail about our interesting topics. The children produced some lovely homework about the Anglo-Saxons and some of the children brought in their shields and swords they had made, we were really impressed. We have also enjoyed our practical Science lessons and have been learning about properties and materials. Our first investigation involved testing different materials and seeing if they were hard, transparent, translucent, magnetic and permeable. In addition to that we have started our swimming lessons at the Dolphin Centre on a Monday morning and on a Monday afternoon we have Apollo Arts come into school to deliver our music lessons. We are loving the drumming and learning about reading music and playing along to the beat! 

Music with Apollo Arts (Drumming)


Anglo Saxon Homework (Swords and Shields)


Properties and Materials


September in Class 5S -
We have had an amazing time settling into Year 5 in Class 5S during the month of September. We have had plenty of visitors in school and have been very lucky to take part in lots of different activities. At the very start of September, we had our vote for our Class School Councilors and Emil and Magdalena were voted in. Our class has been doing Yoga every Wednesday afternoon with Karen from Mighty Warriors. We have had Mr Tinjod back in teaching us French on a Wednesday morning. We have also had Laura from the Mental Health Team in on Monday afternoons teaching us how to convert any unhelpful thoughts into helpful thoughts and things we can do to help us think positively and regulate our emotions. We look forward to what October brings in school!

School Councillors


Yoga with Karen (Mighty Warriors)


Laura from the Mental Health Team


French with Mr Tinjod


May in Class 5S -
We had a fantastic day on Friday 5th May celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III, we created some Andy Warhol style art with a side portrait of King Charles III as well as a few other arts and crafts activities. We sat down to watch a Newsround Special with our GB napkins and cups, and enjoyed some cake (and then another cupcake) and some party rings! We then went to the hall for a special service and proudly sang the National Anthem to mark the occasion.

Coronation Day - King Charles III - Class 5S


April in Class 5S -
We have had a very busy month in April (once coming back from the Easter Holidays). The children in Class 5S thoroughly enjoyed more 'Thrills and Skills' sessions with Chris. They even got to wear Camouflage and hide from Chris and Mr Mackenzie. They also got to complete a rescue mission and carry each other on stretchers. Class 5S also had a fantastic trip to the Jorvik Viking Centre in York and it was nice to see them enjoy themselves on a school trip after missing out on them in recent years. I hope you enjoy looking through the albums. 

Jorvik School Trip - Class 5S


Thrills and Skills - OAA - Stretcher - Class 5S


Thrills and Skills - OAA - Camouflage - Class 5S


Thrills and Skills - OAA - Class 5S


March in Class 5S -
In March in Class 5S, we have celebrated World Book Day, with the children coming into school dressed as their favourite book characters. We also had a visit from Chris from 'Thrills and Skills' where the children are taking part in various outdoor adventurous activity over the next 5 weeks. The children absolutely loved it and it's a good job they brought in 'spare clothes' as it was a really muddy day! Class 5S are looking forward to the rest of the sessions with Chris (full album of photos to be uploaded). We also had a visit from Judo Dan and the children loved getting to take part in a taster Judo session led by Dan himself. Freya W came out overall winner, beating Simeon T in the finale! 

Judo Dan - Class 5S


World Book Day - Class 5S


February in Class 5S - WB: 06:02:23
This week in Class 5S we have been loving our 'Video Production' topic in computing. We have been exploring filming techniques and different shots and angles using the camera. We have planned our own videos and used the learn pads to start to record our videos before then editing and reshooting some of them. We also had a visit from Laura Pickering who has started a new mental health programme called 'We Eat Elephants' which focuses on how to manage our emotions and help turn unhelpful thoughts into helpful thoughts. We look forward to working with Laura over the next 5 weeks. This week was also Safer Internet Day and Children's Mental Health Awareness Week.

February in Class 5S


January in Class 5S
It has been brilliant to be back at school after the Christmas break and get back into the swing of things. We can now start using our calendars for 2023, a lot of work went into the calendars and it was a long process with multiple prints of the luminated letters. The children were very proud of their work. In PE, we have moved on to our new unit of work which is Gymnastics. We have been practising balances and will be looking at travelling, as well as syncronisation and cannon in further lessons, leading up to performing a routine with apparatus. I was very impressed with the flexibility and technique! We have some budding gymnasts in Class 5S.

January in Class 5S


December in Class 5S
There has been lots going on in December in Class 5S with Christmas just around the corner. In Design & Technology, we have been cooking and made our very own Anglo-Saxon bread. We had to carefully weigh out the ingredients and follow the instructions. Using the ovens in class (with the help of Mrs Norris), we baked the bread and everyone got to taste it before going out for break. Suprisingly, it was quite nice and the children were even asking for more! We have also done lots of Art in December, focusing on illuminated letters, we did some printing and used the letters to make our 2023 calendars. We also enjoyed making Christmas Cards for our loved ones, which involved squeezing paint into a zip lock bag to cover the pasta with paint (less mess in my classroom) and then used the pasta to make a wreath, the cards looked really effective and we hope everyone liked them. 

December in Class 5S




November in Class 5S

During November, we have enjoyed doing more Science Investigations and even had a visit from the Police as we started our training to become Mini-Police. In Science, we completed a dissolving investigation and tested lots of different materials. We had to observe the dissolving and report in our actual results table if the material was soluable or insoluable. We also did another investigation separating materials, which involved filtration, evaporation, sieving and magnetism. The PCSO's came in and started the delivery of the Mini-Police programme. The children had lots of interesting questions to ask them and enjoyed their visit. We look forward to more Mini Police lessons in the future.

November in Class 5S


October in Class 5S
In October, the children have been having lots of fun in Class 5S. The class were very excited to experience some Archery. Paul and Linda from Rock It came into school and the children really enjoyed getting to use a real bow and arrow! Courtney got the closest shot of the day, with her arrow right in the bullseye! Here are a few photos of the children in action. The children have also enjoyed doing some investigations in Science. This month we have completed a properties investigation where the children had to predict if different materials were magnetic, hard, transparent, flexible and permeable before testing this themselves. 

October in Class 5S



September in Class 5S

This month has flown over and the children in Class 5S have settled into year 5 very well. We have had great fun this month, starting with French lessons with our new French teacher Mr Tinjod. We have enjoyed our PE lessons this term so far, focusing on moving forward with the ball and and our coding lessons in computing. We have also had 3 famous Class Dojo Champions so far this term. Well done to Joseph, Mia and Alex. Book of the week has gone to Freya, Mollie and Joseph and I am sure the rest of the children will get their chance if they continue working hard.

September in Class 5S


Durham and Newcastle Diocesan Learning Trust

St. George's Church of England Academy is a member of the Durham and Newcastle Diocesan Learning Trust which is a company limited by guarantee (company number 10847279) and an exempt charity registered in England and Wales at The Cai Building Cable Dean Royal Quays North Shields Tyne and Wear NE29 6DE