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Red Kite Class

Red Kites Class

Summer Term

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

Topic: Ancient Greeks
We will be investigating the history of the Ancient Greeks, what everyday life was like for them, warfare, mythology and the impact which some of their great thinkers had on society at the time and society today.

This half-term we will be studying Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman, about a boy who is the first person to receive a cross-species heart transplant. We will be writing balanced arguments and practising our debating skills. 

Within Maths we will be covering Place Value (including rounding, estimation and Roman Numerals), statistics (interpreting information in line graphs and tables and revising multiplication and division.


We will be looking at the process of bread-making and the industry behind it leading to making our own bread at school. In addition to this we will have opportunities through our Ancient Greece topic to practise our existing DT skills to make catapults and shields.

This term Year 5 we are learning the skills required to play netball. We will also be studying dance.

Long hair should be tied back. 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. 


Children who wear earrings must remove them for PE. If they are unable to do this themselves, they have to be taken out at home prior to coming into school. Tape is not allowed to be used due to health and safety. 


If the children are unable or have forgotten to take out their earrings, they are not allowed to take part physically but they can be given different jobs around the PE lesson such as observations of class performances, taking pictures, writing about the key points for the particular skill you are focusing on during that lesson.

Our topic this term is Hinduism. We will be learning about the customs and beliefs of Hindus and comparing them to Christianity.

This term we will be learning to code using a variety of online apps and websites.

We will be learning the songs for the Year 5/6 production at the end of the summer term (Oliver!) and listening to Gamelan, the national music of Indonesia.

We are looking at how to deal with risky situations during this half term. 



We will be investigating properties of materials and conducting experiments to classify different types of materials into different groups according to their properties.

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 held 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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