Category: Class 5

Year 5 meditate!

Year 5 have looked at the practice of meditation and discussed its religious roots and how it is widely practised by all for mental health purposes. Some of the children really loved it and wish to do it more at home.

Year 5 at Into University

Class 5 had a super time Into University for our Greek Day! We learned about the Olympics, children in Ancient Greece, architecture and democracy. We also made Greek masks to portray a character from a Greek myth we have learned.

Year 5 Greek food tasting

Class 5 tried Greek food tasting as part of our ‘hook’ sessions last week. Some of us LOVED it… some of us, not so much!😁We were able to articulate our experience using some key vocabulary.

Year 5 Mini Police

Year 5 Mini-police pupils LOVED sitting in police cars tonight, speaking on the PA system with the sirens going and lights flashing. Apologies to the neighbourhood for all the commotion but we have some very happy children!

Year 5 Area Band

HUGELY proud of our Year 5 pupils who took part in the March Area Band performance tonight with the amazing Nottingham Music Hub! Well done to all the children and music hub staff for putting on such a great show.

Year 5 create library posters

Class 5 enjoyed designing posters to decorate our constantly evolving library.

Year 5 Mighty Maths Mission

Year 5 completed a mighty maths mission looking at the measurements needed to make the perfect volcanic eruption. We measured bicarbonate of soda, water, washing up liquid and red food colouring, then put over our volcano cup. Once we added vinegar, we saw the eruption!

Year 5 experiment with watercolours

During their wider opportunities session on Friday, Year 5 focused on sketching backgrounds, middle grounds and foregrounds and experimented with watercolours to great effect.

Year 5 – NSPCC number day

Class 5 had great fun on NPSCC number day! We focused on how number comes up all the time in real life – especially when playing games! We played Blackjack, Frustration, Sudoku and Shut The Box. We looked at what skills we needed to ace these games. Lots of counting, probability, finding different possibilities and a bit of chance!

Year 5 – Chinese New Year

Year 5 learned all about the years of the Zodiac in Chinese culture – ask your child which animal of the Zodiac it was when they were born! We have also learned to write mandarin numbers from 0-10. Happy Chinese New Year!

Year 5 Street Dance with Freedom Foundation

Year 5 are so very lucky to have Freedom Foundation UK teaching them street dance sessions this term. The focus already on self-esteem, self-awareness and resilience is amazing.

Year 5 Collaboration challenge

Year 5 took part in a collaboration challenge! We were only allowed 6 sheets of newspaper and 4 pieces of sellotape. We had 20 minutes to build the tallest tower. There were prizes for the winners and those showing the best teamwork.

Year 5 recreate the New York skyline

In Year 5, we have used our knowledge of creating gradients and making shadows from last term to create these beautiful New York skyline pictures.

Year 5 Project Hook Day

For our first project hook activities, Year 5 created totem poles, following the patterns from the North American tribes and using bright colours to make them stand out. We stacked 3 different sections and created fierce animal heads to match the true Native American style! We also made North American dream catchers.

KS2 Achievement, Behaviour and Kindness winners

Congratulations to our KS2 achievement, behaviour and kindness winners of Autumn Term 2021 – your teachers shared all about your wonderful attitudes and achievements and you should be very proud of yourselves!

Year 5 are programming!

Year 5 had a fantastic afternoon learning how to programme using Crumble! Mr Jeffries was our super expert and showed us how to become computer scientists. We were able to programme our Crumble equipment to allow 2 LEDs to flash on and off, even using different colours!

Year 5 visit the Space Centre

Class 5 visited the Space Centre today. We learned how to become astronauts and how to control a rover on another planet. We returned exhausted, educated and enthused.

Year 5’s Mighty Maths Mission

Class 5 investigated the relationship between distance from the sun and time to orbit it. We designed our experiment, checked for anomalous results and drew conclusions from the data.

Year 5 – 51 Things to do at Southwold

We have created art from natural materials, tracked bugs around the Forest Schools area and made shelters for us and for wild animals.

Year 5 represent our community with local artist Steve Brazier

Steve Brazier, an artist who is registered blind, showed us his art work, how he created it and what his favourite techniques were. He then made his interpretation of our inspiration art photo – focusing on the diversity in Radford’s community. We used his ideas and techniques to use blocks on colour using a limited colour palette (the primary colours) to create an array of skin tones to represent the diverse community in our school and our local area.

Year 5 – Radford history, then and now!

We compared photos of Radford from several decades ago until now. We noticed that there were many churches around Radford in our older photos, and that these buildings had been built from scratch. Now, we have a variety of places of worship to accommodate for people of all faiths as there has been a lot of change in our community in the last few decades.

Year 5 – Maths comparisons

In Maths, we compared Radford to our regional area, looking at country of birth, religion, and age. We spoke about our surprise at only 9% of Radford practising the Muslim faith and why there were so many people aged 10-19 and 20-29 due to the university campus being so close. We presented our findings using bar charts.

Year 5 mosaic art of community places of worship

Class 5 have been focusing on places of worship within our communities – so far we have made our own mosaic creation for St Peter’s Church! We are still working on the Masjid Umar Mosque and the Dev Ji Gurdwara!

Year 5’s astronaut training

Class 5 prepared to blast off into space by training to become astronauts. We tried lots of dehydrated and pouched foods (some were better than others!), tested our physical skills doing bear crawls and crab crawls and then tested our observation and drawing skills with a piece of constellation art.

Year 5 – Science Club

Year 5 Science Club mixed vinegar with bicarbonate of soda to create carbonic acid and sodium acetate, which inflated the plastic glove! They then discussed how to speed up the process.

Year 5 get green!

We had a lovely time setting up our garden for Southwold in Bloom and starting to develop our Forest Schools area. Beans and potatoes planted and holes ready to move out lovely hawthorns.

Year 5 – Sporting Superstars!

Class 5 had a wonderful morning taking part in Summer Sporting Superstars. We jumped and ran and threw and skipped, earning points individually and in our nation teams. Well done to everybody. So many smiles and so much laughter!

Year 5 Hook Day

Class 5 have had a wonderful time exploring the Greek Pantheon, making sculptures of gods and jewellery inspired by ancient Greek artefacts and taking part in Class 5 Olympics.

Year 5 pond dipping

Class 5 spent a delightful afternoon, pond dipping and bug hunting in the allotment. We found woodlice, centipedes, worms, shrimp, frog spawn and diving beetles. There were happy smiles and shrieks, children conquering their fears to hold creatures and sharing their knowledge. What science is all about. Balancing was fun too 🙂

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