Ravenswood Primary School

Ravenswood Primary School

Year 5

2021 - 2022

We have been having fun creating our own biscuits in class this week. Here is the basic shortbread recipe that we have use, you might like having a go at home making your own new biscuits.

60 biscuits  (More like 30 biscuits really)

375g plain flour

250g butter

125g caster sugar


  • STEP 1

Heat the oven 170C/150C fan/gas 3. Put the flour, butter and sugar into a mixing bowl. Use your hands to combine the ingredients until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs, then squeeze until it comes together as a dough.

  • STEP 2

On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to ½ cm thick. Cut the dough into fingers and place on a lined baking tray. Use a fork to create imprints, then sprinkle with the remaining caster sugar.

  • STEP 3

Bake for 15-20 mins until golden brown. Remove the shortbread fingers from the oven and leave to cool on the tray for 10 mins.

Have fun - if you do make any send us in a photo and we will share it on here. 

 Robinwood 2022

 We had an amazing time at Robinwood. The weather went from sunny and warm to snowy and cold over the three days but it didn't dint our enjoyment. The centre's staff were encouraging and friendly, trying to get us to reach and, in lots of cases, surpass even our own targets. We ate, climbed, zipwired, shot, rowed, caved, ate, solved puzzles, escaped from dungeons and ate some more. Here are some photos of us doing all of that.

Year 5 Robinwood 2022


World Book Day was a great success. Each class explored a super book Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. It is the story of a trip to a park but told from the point of view of four different people, coupled with the amazing illustrations, it makes an interesting exploration of the personalities of each of the characters.

Most of the year group dressed up as characters from books, here are some pictures showing what we looked like.

Year 5 World Book Day




Yr 5 Topic Grid - Spring Term 1


Here is the suggested clothing list that Robinwood have provided us with.

Suggested Clothing List


A Christmas song for you all from the choir and band.

Merry Christmas!

Link to Love Shine a Light

 Year Five visited Jarrow Hall and had an interesting time learning about how the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings lived. Here are a few photographs from our time there.

Year 5 Trip to Jarrow Hall



Yr 5 Topic Grid - Autumn 2



Year 5 have had the privilege once again to have had in school Mark, from the Konflux Theatre, to take each class and teach them a Shakespearian Play in a Day. Here is a gallery of some of the action from Class 17 who took on Much ado about nothing.

Year 5 Cl 17 As you like it



Welcome to the new year for Year 5.



2020 - 2021

Year 5 Topic Grid for Summer 2


As part of our work on plate tectonics, volcanoes and earthquakes, Year 5 have been writing poetry about what surviving an earthquake must be like.

Here are some from Class 17

The Earthquake


Lounging upon a couch like a walrus on a rock,

Letting the golden sun waste more time in the stormy blue sky.

Perched on cottony clouds of cream,

The stormy blue sky turns to a grey rainy day.


A cracking noise comes from deep under the Earth


The ground bursts into shards, sprinkled across the room

I ran for the safest place, leaping out of the house

Like spring hare

And fall on the pavement by the road

All of the buildings collapsed into rubble and dust


Everything fell silent

The rumbling bellow

The Earth stopped

Everything changed

By Rose


The Earthquake

I’m sitting

at home.

watching TV

and my

Mum says

“Dinner’s ready!”

I run into

the kitchen

and start

eating my

chicken. But

I hear a crash


People screaming

kids crying

dogs barking

and buildings


I run outside

it looks scary

and I see

people dying,

kids running,

dogs freaking

and buildings falling.

I fall over

and hit my


I feel dizzy.

I feel sick

I black out


I wake up

in a hospital

bed and

there’s a

bandage on

my head.

A doctor

comes in

and says,

“There’s been

An earthquake.”


By Zack



The Earthquake

Sitting in my room doing homework.

Relaxing music playing, comfy and warm,

not a worry in the world.

In my bed I hear rumbling,

it gets dark and it starts to rain.

I guess it’s just a thunder storm, right?


I start to worry but I can’t focus,

so I run through the hall and past the showcase.

I ask my parents but they say it is just a storm

and tell me they are busy watching TV and finish another bowl of popcorn.

I look out of the window and panic,

I see buildings falling, I was in shock.

I run out with my parents,

sprinting away from buildings with our valuables.

We got in the car and went to a patch of open green land.

Drove as fast as possible,

Rumble, rumble…CRASH!


Silence ……………….

Everything stopped…………….

We were all concerned and nervous.

We went back home

everything was normal again.

There I sat again, relaxing music,

comfy in my bed,

Rumble …. Rumble ….

By Zaina




The Earthquake

I was sitting,

eating my tea,

chatting with my family.

I go upstairs to get a phone.


I hear an explosion,

my heart stops,

a mirror smashes,

my lip trembles.

I scream to my parents.

No reply.

Then I feel it, an earthquake.

The ground is shaking,

people screaming.

My cabinet falls over and smashes.

A glass pane goes into my leg.

I cry out in pain.

I hear my parents shout.


“Yes!” I cry.

A sigh of relief comes

over me.

It’s not over yet!

I slowly limp downstairs,

the pain still strong and deathly.

I can see my parents.

BANG. Another explosion, lots dead.

I feel the ground come to a





People still screaming in pain

I see my mum has blood all over

My dad is crying and so am I.

I will never feel that pain again.

Hours later we got to hospital,

me and my dad were fine.

My mum on the other hand,

she had died.

I will never forget the day of the earthquake.

The day my mum died.


By Ethan



A poem By Ewan 

A big thank you to Father Jonathon for allowing us to use the church so that we could all sing some Christmas songs together. We all had a super time and enjoyed being able to sing in a COVID friendly way.

We recently received an email From Blue Peter. This is what it said:

"Blue Peter is the longest running kids TV show in the world and we are uploading videos to it that are suitable for 5-11 year olds. We have world record breaking challenges, arts and crafts, environmental videos, cooking and baking how tos, inspirational films, gaming, celebrity appearances, dance routines and music performances. We also feature ways of getting a Blue Peter badge, behind the scenes footage and extra content about our incredible presenters Adam, Lindsey, Mwaksy, Richie and Henry the Blue Peter dog."


If you think you would be interested in this, you can subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/bluepeter - (it’s obviously completely free to subscribe!) and don’t forget to watch the live programme on CBBC at 5.30pm every week on Thursday, or on BBC iPlayer.






Here is a clip from the work Class 16 did with Mark on Wednesday, a clip from "A Midsummer's night Dream".

And a short clip from Class 18's version of Macbeth.

Class 17 enjoyed learning to play William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. It was quite long but we videoed the first scene. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did performing it.


Class 17's Lockdown Project

Download the zipped folder here - Hope you enjoy looking at the projects as much as Mr Hood did.

A short piano recital by Sarah playing "Strange Things Happen" by Sarah Watt.

These are the powerpoints about zoos we have been working on in class 17.

Zoo powerpoints 

You can download some poems that we have been working on in school today. Remember When

IF you send any photos or written work to your teacher we will try and publish it on this page for your friends to see.

More art for you to enjoy. This time it is from Rosa who collected and then decorated these pebbles. I think you'd agree, they look great.

Rosa's pebbles

Today's photo is from Ruby, she's been to Plessey Woods. I really like the angle she has taken this from.


Ena has been experimenting with photography and taking close ups of plants, this is one of a hosta plant and water droplets.

Ruby and her bother enjoying a nature walk.

Here's a lovely front page for the French version of the Hungry Caterpillar by Grace.

The Hungry Caterpillar 

Jeevan has been working hard on the Learning Packs

Here is his PowerPoint about Spainand a PDF version of the same


Mr Hood's got competition an interesting photo from Sarah


With its bloodcurdling, spine chilling, unnerving way,

The cheetah comes to collect its prey,

Silently creeping like raindrops, on moss,

Its target’s heart stops.






With its bloodcurdling, spine chilling, unnerving ways,

The cheetah comes to collect its prey.

A poem by Ena...


Sarah from class 17 has sent in a photo of some wonderful portraits she has painted

Today we have a presentation about Spain and a portrait of her sister, Eva, by Grace

Spanish presentation by Grace

Some lock-down work from Class 16

Two from Ella

From Elsie

And a Mayan temple from Sam

Finally two adverts fro the phone app

One from Avi

And one from Jeevan

A super poem from Rosa called "Life without Dreams".

Two App ideas one from Amelia and one from Sarah

And a PDF from Sarah



Robinwood Departure Letter 2020

Robinwood Kit List

Reading Week Story Yr 5

 Our year has had the pleasure to work with Mark from Konflux Theatre. Each class have worked on and performed, to the rest of the year group, a Shakespearean play. Class 16 did Romeo and Juliet, 17 performed A midsummer's Night Dream and class 18 enjoyed Macbeth. All classes worked hard and produced amazing performances. Mark really brought Shakespeare to life.

Here are some pictures from Class 17's rehearsals.















At last some photos of our trip to Robinwood.

 Click on here to go to the Gallery



This half term we have been researching famous scientists and creating Wikipedia style pages to show the information in. Here are Class 17's.

As part of Science Week Year 5 have been learning about where our food comes from, how it is produced and different types of farms. We had a very enjoyable day at Newcastle University's Nafferton Farm, just along the A69. Here are a few picture from the day.












In dance this half term the whole year group has been working on depicting the attack on Lindisfarne by the Vikings in 793. Hope you enjoy the resulting performance.


Yr 5+6 Football - October 2018

Times Tables Rock Stars

We have given all pupils a user name and password for the Times Tables Rock Stars website so they can practice and improve their tables knowledge. It is a fun and entertaining way to help them learn.

The Times Tables Rock Stars website can be reached from this link.


We have started the year in Computing working on making a program that will not only count but will be able to test your tables! If you would like to see what we have done so far then you will need the offline scratch 2 editor, which you can download HERE

Class 16 files

Class 17 files

Class 18 files

All folders are zipped so just download them onto your computer, then right click on the folder and select "Extract all" from the menu.


If you are going to Robinwood then you might need another copy of the suggested kit list.You can download it HERE.

The Robinwood site we are going to is called Barhaugh Hall near Alston. The Robinwood website can be found HERE.


Welcome to Year 5.

Here is the Year 5 transition powerpoint from Tuesday 11th September.

Click here to download the tables flash cards.