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Year 2 – Creating animations

Class 2 pupils have been learning about Ellie Simmonds and her swimming achievements. They have used this knowledge to create an animation to inform others about her successes.  Children used a combination of features such as drawing, backgrounds, sound and movement to present this information to their audience. We certainly have some very creative pupils in our class!

Year 2 research the Olympic games

Children have been investigating the question: ‘Can all people compete in sporting events?’ With a focus on the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, children learnt about different sports people, their specialist sport and how they train.  Looking forward to Paris 2024, they researched previous Olympic medals and using the design criteria set by the International Olympic Committee, designed their own medal.  After, they made their medal using clay. Wow, what an amazing collection of medals were made!

Year 2 project ‘ How Can You Change The World?

As part of our project, ‘How Can You Change The World?’, children were introduced to significant people who have had an impact upon society.  Significant people past and present, ranged from sports people to activists to inventors. Using their art skills, children created portraits for our classroom display. They will go on to learn about their achievements and how this has impacted our lives today.

Year 2 Local History Week walk

As part of Local History week,  Class 2 visited Jubilee Campus site and learnt about the history of Raleigh.  Along the way we discussed and looked out for different types of transport in Radford that are used today.  We will compare them to those used in the past and significant people who helped to change how we travel and transport goods.

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 6 create WW11 food

Year 6 have explored what food people had access to during WW2 and their rationed allowance. We first compared recipes from WW2 to current day, so we could see how these have changed. We then discussed how the diet and physical health may have been different to today especially with people growing a lot of their own vegetables. We discovered what a healthy meal should look like to highlight our own diets and food consumption. We prepared our own vegetable turnover peeling, chopping, dicing and slicing our vegetables, before we boiled them and made our turnovers ready to put in the oven. Finally, we adapted the recipes by adding some mixed spices for more flavour.

Year 2 investigate properties of materials

Class 2 pupils have been investigating properties of materials.  Using scientific vocabulary, pupils chose a selection of materials and discussed their properties. They compared different objects and the suitability of the material used, referring to its properties.  For example, pupils were able to explain why a chair could be made from plastic and not paper. Also why the classroom windows were made from glass and not brick.

Year 3 make Egyptian cartouches

In their Art and Design session, Class 3 used their clay skills to create their very own Egyptian cartouche, following their designs carefully.

Summer photo competition winners

At the end of the summer term, Southwold ran the Ogden Summer photo competition together with other primary schools of the Nottingham Ogden Trust. The prizes were delayed but finally made their way to Southwold. Both winners were very happy to accept their prize!


EYC’s amazing band!

The children have had a lovely week dressing up, making up their own songs and playing musical instruments.  They’re so creative!

Year 4’s Cave Art

In Class 4 we learnt about cave art. We decided to make our own cave art and did this through creating our own paints (from natural ingredients) and then applied them to our cave wall – just like in Stone Age times!

Year 4 – Digestive system

In Class 4 we have learnt about the digestive system and all the ways your body processes food once it has been digested.

EYC’s autumnal walk

Continuing with our project ‘What keeps Percy busy in Autumn’,  EYC went on a walk around the school field looking for signs of autumn.  We did some amazing observational sketches.  We also read the story of ‘The Secret Path’ and used Kapla to make our own mazes for the animals to hide in.

What a busy day we’ve had!

Music Camp 2021

We had a wonderful time at Music Camp. Learning how to read music and performing in a ” Monster Band”. Smiles and laughter filled the day along with the melodious sounds of our flutes and guitars. Huge thanks to Nottingham Music Service.

EYC – What Keeps Percy Busy in Autumn?

As part of our project, ‘What keeps Percy busy in Autumn?’ we read the story of the ‘Secret Path’ and went on an autumn walk looking for Percy and his animal friends.  We found Percy in his shed.  He was very kind and gave us lots of fresh vegetables that we chopped up and made into delicious soup.  Yum, yum!

Whole school Wider Opportunities afternoon

Wider opportunity lesson sequences started on Friday, with cookery, IT, art, song writing and forest school sessions, and a focus on PSHE and enhancing the curriculum!

EYC SCARF session

EYC had such a fun SCARF lesson, playing and learning with balloons. Each balloon had a picture of a classmate who they had to find and make friends with.

Year 3 become Egyptian artists!

As part of our ‘Wider Opportunities’ afternoon, Class 3 have been researching the work of artists and craft makers from the Ancient Egyptian era. We have been looking at how this has helped historians to learn about the past! The children have also learned how to create ‘tertiary colours’ which was predominant in Ancient Egyptian art 🎨

EYC’S surprise present!

A present from two very special ladies.

EYC would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Beresford and Mrs Pinkett for our wonderful new friendship bench.  We look forward to sitting on it and making lots of new friends.

Year 6 design WWII planes

Year 6 have been very busy designing and constructing WW2 planes. Pupils also worked together in a series of challenges to develop their communication skills.

Year 6’s allotment goodies!

Class 6 couldn’t wait to get back to it in the allotment. They enjoyed potting our strawberry runners, measuring themselves against the sunflowers 🌻 and picking our green beans. They are keeping an eye on the potatoes ready for our WW2 recipes.

Year 1 Hook Day – What lies beneath the sea?

Class 1 are in full flow of being in their new classroom and are loving being hooked into their new project called ‘What lies beneath the sea?’

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 3 dye clothes like the Egyptians!

Class 3 have been looking at how the Ancient Egyptians created dye for their clothes and materials using natural products. This included chopping, boiling and fixing different fruits and vegetables. Look at the vibrant colours we created! 🍓🍊

Year 3 create Egyptian Wesekh

Class 3 children had a wonderful start yesterday, diving straight into our project “Ancient Egyptians”. They designed and created their own Egyptian Wesekh 💎

Southwold Beach Huts

Our beach huts are coming along nicely thanks to the additional support with painting! We can’t wait to launch our additional outdoor library and play spaces.

We will miss you!

Mrs Pinkett and Mrs Beresford led their last singing assembly today!  We will miss them so much!

Vipin Kindness Award 2021

The Vipin Award of Kindness 2021 🏆 was donated in loving memory of the local shopkeeper Vipin by his family, to be awarded yearly to one child in the whole school that has shown numerous acts of kindness.  And the winner is…… 🌟🌟🌟, who was nominated and received the most votes. What a prestigious award to win

We are so PROUD of you !

Sports Day

We’ve had a WONDERFUL time this morning with all children taking part in Sports Day. We are sorry there was no parent audience this year but the children were very happy and the Southwold team spirit was amazing!

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