Category Archives: Year 5

Serita Solomon visits Al-noor!!

On the 8.03.2018 Serita Solomon visited Al-noor, when she visited she encouraged pupils to exercise and be fit.She gave the children a chance to try different warm ups and other activities to test their strengths.After the warm ups she gave them a short autobiography of her life,career and the challenges she went through as an Olympic hurdler.Lastly she show them a medal she had attained at the Commonwealth games in 2014.She came home with a bronze medal which she presented to the children.DSCF1336IMG_0356[1]

3D Flowers

Year 5 have been making 3D flowers in art. We made a display of our flowers, grouping them into bouquets. We used different coloured tissue paper and acrylic paints (gold, red, green, silver and white).


Green Card

Acrylic paint

Tissue paper (different shades and colours)


  1. First we got 4 different shades of tissue paper.
  1. Secondly we  put them together and folded them in accordion style.
  1. Then we folded the green card into a stem.
  1. Next we pinched the middle of the flower and taped it to the stem.
  1. After we opened up the flower by separating the shades of tissue paper one by one.
  1. Lastly we added some detail by painting the tips of the petal and the middle to make it look like pollen.

Don’t they look pretty?

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Blog post by: Aiema, Humayra, Hiba, Umaymah

Year 5 Clay Pots

In February 2016, year 5 made clay pots  in art and design. The theme was ancient Greek.

First we looked at pictures of ancient Greek pots to see what they looked like. After that we sketched some designs in our art books and made different pots out of play dough.

Finally the day came…it was time to make clay pots! We learnt two different ways of making clay pots.

The first way was the pinch pot, where you stick your thumb into the clay and shape it to make a pot. The second one is called the coil pot. To make the coil pot you need to roll a bit of clay into a worm shape. You repeat this process until you have many. Then coil them to make a coil pot.

We really enjoyed making our clay pots!

Blog post by: Tahani, Sumayyah, Ibrahim, Haneef


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Year 5 Baking Bread

In December 2015 Year 5 completed a project about bread. This topic was a part of Design & Technology. They learned how to make bread. They also learned about the effects of yeast and how to knead. They chose their own flavours and shapes of the bread.

They had a lot of fun making the bread. Some groups made plaited bread while others made loafs.

Year 5 enjoyed this topic and loved making the bread.

Blog post by: Rayeesah, Umaymah, Alisha, Muhammad & Qasim

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Year 5 Colour Wheels

Last Friday Year 5 were painting colour wheels for their art lesson.

They learnt about primary colours, secondary colours, and tertiary colours. They mixed primary colours to make secondary colours, and then they mixed secondary colours with primary colours to make tertiary colours!

Wow! What a lot of colours!

Blog post by: Aiema, Hiba, Humayra, Eesa, Uthmaan


Yr 5 Link Day 1 with Ilford Jewish Primary School (IJPS)

Year 5 pupils from Al-Noor have recently linked up with Yr 5 students from Ilford Jewish Primary (IJPS) at Fullwell Cross Library. This was a part of our Schools Link Project to allow our pupils to meet other pupils and learn about different religions and communities.


Students from both schools started the day off with ice-breakers…


Then getting to know each other – Yr 5 boys shared lovely conversations about football!!





One of the activities students from both schools carried out were ‘Who am I?’ backpack worksheets which reflected their own personalities. This was so pupils could find it easier to share information about themselves.



Teachers as well as the students thoroughly enjoyed the day! We can’t wait for the following Link days to meet our friends from IJPS!


Year 5 Trip to the Science Museum

In October 2015, Year 5 visited the Science Museum. Pupils attended two workshops on forces. The first one was the ‘Isaac Newton Costume Character’. In this workshop, pupil got to learn about the discovery of forces. The second workshop was a show called ‘Feel the Force’ show in which pupils learned about the three laws of motion and how they apply to real life situations through demonstrations.

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Year 5 Trip to the Natural History Museum

Year 5 visited the Natural History Museum last Thursday. We had a wonderful time exploring real life artifacts at the discover centre and were able to visit the new Coral Reef exhibition.

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