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Red Kite Class

Red Kites Class

Summer Term 2019

Welcome to Year 5!
In Red Kites, you will find Mrs ap John (Class Teacher) and Mrs Holt (PPA teacher, Wednesday morning).


Topic and Geography: Dubai

During the first half term, we will be learning about Dubai and the tourist industry. We will learn be learning where Dubai is and what it looks like, information about how and why Dubai has grown and changed so quickly. Why Dubai is a popular tourist destination and what Dubai has to offer.

During the first part of this term, we will be studying Oranges in No Mans Land, by Elizabeth Laird, with links to the Lebanon Civil War, explanations, Causal Connectives

This term, we will be looking at cycle 3 of Place, Number and Value with Roman numerals. And cycle 1 of Statistics. Learning how to use and present data and different types of graphs.  We will be aiming to increase our use of technical Maths vocabulary and working on breaking down word problems into simple steps.


During the first half term, we will be learning to develop our sketching skills through drawing natural objects. We will also be making links to our RE lessons and creating our own Mandala designs.

This term in Year 5 will be learning football skills and rounders with summer Athletics. PE will be taught twice a week on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings.

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 continue to study Hinduism

What can stories and images of deities tell us about Hindu belief?

This term we will be investigating the art computer game programming and designing and creating computer games.  using various apps and programmes to help us to make our own Games.

We will be learning about managing Risk and Safety Contexts 



During the first half term we will continue with our study of changes in the properties of materials. Later in the term, we will shift our focus to studying Mammals and sex education

Homework is set each Tuesday and due each Monday.

We ask that pupils this term learn a poem to recite to their peers at the end of the term. All pupils will be given a time slot and told in advance when they are to perform their poem so that they have adequate time to prepare. Pupils may write their own poem or recite one that they admire by another author. There is a document at the bottom of this page with examples of poems that they might like to try.

All children are expected to do private reading at home and also to practise their spellings and multiplication tables. In each homework jotter, 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 and maths test which is held on Monday. Pupils should record what they have read each evening in their homework diaries and bring this with them to school each day to be checked.
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.
Mrs ap John


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