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Red Kite Class

Red Kites Class

Autumn 2019

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


Topic and History: Anglo Saxon

During the first half term, we will be learning about Anglo Saxons. We will learn be learning who the Anglo Saxons are, where they came from, 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 those of the Anglo Saxons. 

During the first part of this term, we be looking at the difference between formal and informal letters. We will focus on writing a formal letter, looking at the structure of a formal letter before composing our own. 

This half term we will be studying the first cycle of Number and Place Value, where children will looking at numbers up to a million, comparing, ordering and solving increasingly harder problems. 

During the first half term, we be looking a way in which Anglo Saxons will have dyed materials to make clothing and decorations. We will be using natural materials that we can find locally to dye our own materials. 

P.E.  (Monday and Thursday)
This term in Year 5 will be learning hockey and football. Children will learn and develop skills for invasion, attack and defense and then incorporate these into small games. 

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 Christians in other parts of the world.

What is it like to be a Christian in Velore?

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 beginning and belonging. 



During the first half term we be looking and properties of materials and how materials change. 

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.

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 Yeowart


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