Year 5

Year 5 

Mrs Blackwell (Monday-Thursday) and Mrs Gott (Fridays)

Mrs Blackwell:

Mrs Gott:

Ready to Rock! Rocksteady Concert

For the Love of Stuff!

Sioda from Earth-Bound came to talk to us about an arts collective performance in August as part of 'Art in the Park'.  She told us about the issues with fast fashion and how we can help the planet by consuming less and reusing more.  There are lots of ways we can get involved in the project, see website for more details

CO safety talk

We had a visitor who came to tell us all about the dangers of carbon monoxide in our homes.  We listened and showed respect. We were creative and came up with our own ways of remembering the main safety points.  

Art Week 23

We really impressed with our creativity and perseverance working with Mary our visiting artist.  We are working on a whole school artwork based on our new school logo. We are all expert in sewing now and produced a small part each of the soon to be completed textile hanging.  

We had a fantastic time at the Children's Forest. We played some really fun games and then tended to the trees that we planted earlier this year. We had to clear the weeds and transport the mulch to lay around the base of each tree. It was hard work! 

Warwick University Exhibition

Year 5 had a visit from Warwick University to study materials, structures, forces in water and electric car engineering.  They learned so much and demonstrated creativity in their thoughts and questions and respect for our visitors.  

Sports Day 23
Year five really impressed with their perseverance in racing and generosity in cheering for their class mates. Well done everyone.  

Learning celebration 14th June 2023. We invited our parents and carers to join us in a maths treasure hunt!

Outdoor Classroom Day 18th May 2023

Year 5 have enjoyed some of our learning outdoors today. 
In maths we investigated area and perimeter of the school grounds.  As part of our theme learning about Greece we wrote our names in natural materials using the Greek alphabet and held a mini olympics!


Year 5 have had a very exciting week of learning out on the roads of Radford. They have persevered and shown responsibility for their own safety while working towards their level two cycling certificate.  They have learned how to ride on the road safely and deal with junctions and other road users. Well done year 5, your instructors were very impressed with your mature attitudes, listening skills and manners! We are very proud of you all.  


Easter Service

Year 5 led our Easter Service. Please click on the link for more details...

Space Centre 

We all thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Space Centre. The show we watched in the planetarium was amazing. The rocket tower was really interesting and the interactive galleries were so much fun! 

DT Day

Year 5 have been exploring how bridges are constructed as part of out Natural Disasters theme.  We made different beam shapes and tested the loads they could carry.  We looked at trusses and made our own truss bridge, which needed to carry a 500g weight and span a 40cm gap.  In the afternoon, we designed and made suspension bridges.  Working with others, we demonstrated creativity and perseverance.  

Cake Sale for The Red Cross - Earthquake Appeal.  

Year 5 have organised a cake sale to donate money raised to the Red Cross Earthquake Appeal.

We have learned about the effects of natural disasters in our theme lessons and displayed our value of responsibility to try to help people suffering in Syria and Turkey.  

Learning Celebration! Volcanoes 🌋

Tempest drama - we created freeze frames of scenes from ‘The Tempest’ to help us understand the story.

World Book Day 2023

Important information


PE - Monday and Wednesday.  

Homework - Maths homework will be set on Wednesday and is to be returned the following Wednesday

English homework will be set on Friday and is to be returned on the following Friday.

Spellings will be tested on Fridays and words listed on the website


Children's Forest

Year five had the opportunity to visit Leasowe Farm to take part in the Children’s Forest Project.  The team at Achieving Results in the Communities (ARC) lead the children in a fantastic range of activities including tree planting.  We all had a fantastic time and the children were able to demonstrate so many of our school values.  They persevered with fire lighting, showed creativity with den building, responsibility for their safety and the safety of others and respect for the environment and the leaders.  If you would like to see where the children have planted and find out more about the Children’s Forest, there are community planting days this weekend (Saturday 21st January 1 - 3pm and Sunday 22nd January 1 - 3pm). 

Young Voices

On Thursday 12th January, Year 5 took part in the Young Voices concert! They were amazing!! We are so proud of how they supported each other and how hard they worked to prepare for the concert. They made us so proud of how well they displayed all of our values and how they represented our school. Well done Year 5!


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The amazing beatboxers!

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Heather Small

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We created simple electrical circuits and then tested a range of different electrical conductors to see which one would conduct electricity the best. We measured this according to the brightness of the bulb. 

DT animal automata - we made moving rainforest animals using cam mechanisms

Christmas lunch!

Fire Safety Visit

Odd Socks for Anti-bullying Week!

Our Visit to the Mosque

We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Mosque. The children thought of lots of really interesting questions to deepen their understanding of Islam. We were made to feel very welcome and had all of our questions answered. We all enjoyed the generous hospitality too. 

We had a fantastic day at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham.  We learned about the plants and animals of the rainforest.  


We carried out an investigation to help us understand the effect that gravity has on an object. We used the force meters to explore the link between the weight (how strongly gravity is pulling an object down) and the mass (how much matter is inside) of an object. 

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