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Red Kite Class

Red Kites Class

Autumn Term

Welcome to Year 5!
In Red Kites, you will find Miss Bradley (Class Teacher), Mrs Swain (Teaching Assistant) and Miss Lawson (PPA teacher, Friday afternoon).

I hope you're looking forward to the Christmas term as much as I am!

Topic: Winter Wonderland
We are going to be investigating the Scandinavian countries and comparing life there to life in the U.K. 

Our class novel for this half term will be A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig. This will fit in very well with our Winter Wonderland topic and will provide opportunities to practise writing explanations, letters (both formal and informal) and persuasive pieces. In our Guided Reading sessions, we will be studying a variety of texts, both fiction and non-fiction.

Within Maths we will be covering Fractions, decimals and percentages, Capacity, volume and mass and Position and direction.

Design Technology
This half term we will be investigating cam mechanisms culminating in the design and production our own toy using a cam mechanism.

This half term Year 5 we are focusing on dance. Pupils will work as a whole class to produce a dance centred on the theme of Anti-Bullying.

We will also be attending swimming lessons on Wednesday mornings at the local leisure centre.

While children should not be wearing any jewellery other than a watch and/or stud earrings, both of which will need to be removed for P.E. lessons (If children are unable to remove their earrings, they will need to cover them with tape. We are not permitted to remove a child’s earrings, or apply the tape, so children will need to be able to do this themselves). Long hair also needs to be tied back.

This half term we will be looking at the Incarnation studying the arguments for and against Jesus being the promised Messiah.

We will be taking a closer look at E-Safety this half term.

This half term we will be investigating the range of sounds that instruments can produce and how to use this to compose a creative musical piece.

In the run-up to Christmas we will be considering Kindness and how to promote an ethos of Anti-Bullying both in the class and in the school as a whole.



We will be considering great scientific thinkers and how their contributions to science have effected our lives today.

All children are expected to do private reading at home and also to practise their spellings and multiplication tables. There will be a weekly spelling and maths test which is set on Monday.
In the children's homework books there is a set of tasks for them to do weekly- their homework books must be brought into class each week to be marked.

If you ever feel you need to speak to me about your child or about his/her education, please find me at the end of the day, or send a letter into school with your child, and I will be happy to speak to you.
Miss Bradley


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