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Kites - Year 5

"Let Your Light Shine" Matthew 5:14-16

Welcome to Kites Class!

The class teacher is Mrs Cope, who works alongside Mrs Nicklin for part of the week.


In Year 5, we cover a range of topics that cover the Humanities (History and Geography).

These are:

  • Investigating Rivers
  • WW1
  • China
  • The Vikings vs Anglo Saxons
  • North America
  • Ancient Greece


Where possible, we try to link Science to these topics. Throughout the course of the year, we cover:

  • Properties of Materials
  • Earth and Space
  • Life Cycles
  • Forces
  • Animals including Humans
  • Working as Scientists


Every term, there are Knowledge Organisers connected to the Humanities topic which we cover throughout the children’s learning, making as many cross-curricular links as we can. These are sent out via parentmail at the start of each half-term.  The knowledge organisers  can also be found below:








Maths and English homework is sent out every week; this goes out on a Thursday and is expected back on the following Tuesday, completed to a high standard. Should your child need any extra support with this, they are to see Mrs Cope where she will give them the guidance and support they require to successfully complete their work.  The work set is based on what the children have been learning in class that week or revision of work from the half term.


Planners and Reading:

Every child in Year 5 has a Planner. This is to be used to record their homework and to record when they read, using the reading log at the start of the planner. Every child needs to be reading for at least 20 minutes each night, whereby they record it in their planner. A parent is expected to sign it every week. This planner can also be used to send notes to and from school from parent to teacher and vice versa. These planners are checked every Monday and housepoints are awarded on how many times they have read and inputted this into their planners. They can write this in themselves. 

Each Year group has a 50 books list. The link for the books for Year 5 is below:



There are many ways to help your child to learn. Listening to them read or talking about their books will help them to develop their inference skills in reading. Ensuring that your child knows their times tables, which will help them immensely in Maths.


We encourage children to read a range of text types and authors.  Each year, we share a list of 50 books for the year group which we encourage children to read from.  They are awarded a certificate to show how many books they have read.  The book list for Year 5 can be found below.



PE takes place on a Monday and Thursday afternoons. Your child always needs to have the correct PE Kit in school. This includes pale blue t-shirt, shorts and trainers. A black or grey tracksuit can be worn during the winter months.