Emmaville Primary School

Antarctica Year 5

Welcome to the Antarctica Year 5 Class Page.  Here, you can find out about everything that we've been doing this year.

Friday 27th November


The children of Antarctica have been getting creative again this week. To bring a bit of festive cheer and sparkle to Crawcrook, they were tasked with creating their own Christmas stars. I am sure you will agree; our class have produced amazing ideas that will put a smile on the faces of residents.

Friday 20th November


Class Antarctica have had a lovely week, with one of the highlights being our science learning about properties of materials and the language to describe them. The children had a great time getting practical by explore materials and using the language they had just learnt. 

11th November 2020


November 11th was Remembrance Day. To remember and commemorate the people who lost their lives, we explored the poem ‘In Flanders’ Fields’. We then created our own poems based on this and performed them. In addition to this, we each created a poppy and came together as a class to make a wreath. At 11am, on the 11 day, of the 11th month, we stood in silence for 2 minutes to remember.

Friday 6th November


The children of Antarctica have worked amazingly hard over the first term creating their ‘All About Me’ bunting. They created their designs, learnt and practised how to do a running and back stitch, choose their materials, cut them out, created their initials and logos and then stitched them all together using the skills they learnt. We are all very proud of our creations and can’t wait to decorate our class with them.

Friday 23rd October


This week the children of Antarctic have been editing and improving their suspense stories from which they created their final published product. There are lots of amazing stories and they look great published.

Friday 9th October

The girls and boys had a great time continuing their sewing skills for their ‘All about me’ bunting. They continued practicing back stitching, which they had found tricky last week. We then moved onto choosing our bunting template, bunting fabric and cutting our shape out. The children also started making their initials from the left-over fabric. Great fun and good progress.

Friday 2nd October

In Class Antarctica we have had a fab week again. We loved science; naming and describing our planets, had a ball in PE developing our passing and shooting skills, learnt how to do a running and back stitch in DT, and got super(hero) creative in ICT, designing a comic book sketch with a digital citizen superhero to save the planet from inappropriate online practice. To end the week, we had lots of fun recapping negative numbers and coordinates by playing alien attack. If anyone wants to give it a try and play with their kids, the link is below. Can’t wait for next week.

Alien Attack


Friday 25th September


Well done to Antarctica on another super week. The children have been wonderful getting back into the school routine and I have been hugely impressed with their attitude and work this week. They have improved their ‘Journey’ descriptions with fronted adverbials and correct punctuation, displayed confident maths skills for place value and rounding, learnt about biomes and climate zones in geography, and in science they justified how they knew Earth was a sphere with evidence. Fab. What stood out, though was their progress in football. They worked on their passing skills and over the week they moved from control and pass to confident one touch and move passing. They were amazing.  

Friday 18th September


Well done on a lovely first week to Class Antarctica; they have been little stars. We have had a great week researching Antarctica and presenting this information, starting our writing journey about ‘The Journey’, creating images of what would we find if we had our own magic crayon that opened a door to a fantasy world, problem solving in maths through trial and error, developing our dribbling skills in football and discovering the events that lead to World War One.  The children have been fab and I can’t wait to see them progress through the year.