Year 5 – Kestrels

Welcome to Kestrels!

Hello and welcome to Kestrels class, we are an awesome bunch taught by Mr Wilson and Mrs Walls.

Year 5 is a really amazing year where we will grow in confidence and independence. We have lots of of amazing learning planned for the year ahead including, exploring all about the Shang Dynasty, examining artefacts and recreating the Battle of Muye. In Art, we will be drawing representations of life and using clay to make Terracotta Warriors. We also get to learn all about the wonders of Earth and Space, observing the moon over time and transforming into space presenters. In addition to this we will be putting our musical talents to the test with our Ancient Egyptians topic in Music.

This half term, we will embed our multiplication and division knowledge further, looking at strategies to support our accuracy whilst exploring word problems.

Within our English sessions, our main focus is on punctuation and grammar. We will be applying this to an explanation text about our own planets, as well as exploring story settings linked to Ancient Greek mythology.

Please see the attached newsletter for more information below:

Newsletters:

Kestrels Autumn 1 Newsletter

Kestrels Autumn 2 Newsletter

Kestrels Spring 1 Newsletter

Kestrels Spring 2 Newsletter

Key information:

– P.E days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pupils should come to school in P.E kit on this day.
– We use Boomreader to log reading at home. Please contact us if you require any assistance using this app. https://go-read.co.uk/parents
– We use Times Tables Rockstars and Spelling Shed for homework.
– Our weekly spelling test is held on a Friday.

Useful Links:

https://www.edshed.com/en-gb/login – Spelling Shed
https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student – Times Table Rockstars
https://myminimaths.co.uk/year-5-mini-maths/
https://www.transum.org/Software/Game/
https://gridclub.com/#