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Falcon Class

Falcons Class

Spring 2020

Welcome to Year 5!
In Red Kites, you will find Miss Hoque (Class Teacher) and Mrs Holt (PPA teacher, Tuesday morning).


Topic and History: Ancient Greeks

During the first half term, we will be learning about Ancient Greece. We will learn be learning where Greece is, famous people, what their life was like and their beliefs. We will linking our topic with aspects of the art and DT curriculum to make various different artefacts that replicate items from the Ancient Greek era. 

During the first part of this term, we be looking at Myths and Legends to link with Ancient Greece. We will be focusing on the texts Pandora's Box and Jason and The Golden Fleece and looking at how we can change the characters, settings and creatures involved to write our own myth. 

This half term we will be studying measure, starting with area and perimeter. We will be looking at finding the area of a variety of shapes and carrying out many investigations into these two areas, how they are linked and how they are different. 

During the first half term, we be looking cams and mechanisms. Children will be introduced to cam toys, how they are made and the different components, they will then, design, plan and build their own cams mechanism. 

P.E.  (Swimming and Gymnastics)

Swimming will take place every Wednesday morning with both year 5 classes. 

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.

This term we will be studying good and evil in different religions. 

This term we will be looking at Internet safety, how to be and stay safe online. 

We will be learning about financial responsibilities.



During this half term we be looking and exploring forces, including; gravity, air and water resistance and magnetism. 

Homework is set each Friday to be returned to school on Thursday


All children are expected to do private reading at home and also to practice their spellings and multiplication tables. In each homework book, there is a list of the statutory year 5/6 spelling words. These should be learnt independently across the year in addition to spelling rules set as homework. There will be a weekly spelling test which is held on Thursday
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.

Miss Hoque


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