Coates Primary School

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Red Kites – Year 5

The Red Kites have been investigating robotics as part of our Eco-Warriors workshops. The children all made a wind turbine and  then used a coding program to run the wind turbine!

Investigating robotics

Our new Geography topic is Rainforests.

In our History lessons we have been investigating the mystery of Sutton Hoo 

What did Mrs.Edith Pretty find in her garden!

Being it all fun and games?

We explored how to keep safe online in many different ways.

Number Day in's Maths but not as you know it!

We had a fantastic time investigating Fibonacci's number sequence!

We had a "planet party" this week to find out more about the planets in our solar system.


I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year, I am really looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday!

I have attached our half termly overview and new knowledge organiser for you to have a look at.

We have had a  very busy couple of weeks in Y5, have a look at some of our recent pictures!

Here we are busy making twiggy stars that will decorate our Christmas tree in St Mary's Church in Whittlesey.

Working together...learning together. Editing is a very important part of our learning in Y5.

ORDER, ORDER, ORDER! It's debate time in Y5.

FAB - U -  LOUS!

Here are the Red Kites learning how to Jive on Children in Need Day.

This week the Red Kites have been trying their hardest to say "one kind word". This simple message has been the theme for this year's anti - bullying week. Monday was "odd socks day", we enjoyed celebrating our differences. Can you tell who the feet belong to?!

Y5 Important Information


Reading is the key that unlocks many doors...I expect the children to read regularly and make a note of their books, and thoughts about them in their reading diaries. Books will be sent home on a THURSDAY and need to be returned to school the following MONDAY.


I will set English, Maths and Spelling homework every THURSDAY on Google Classroom. The English and Maths homework will need to be uploaded by TUESDAY EVENING, of the following week. I will test spellings every THURSDAY. If you are having any difficulties with Google Classroom please let me know I and I will do my best to help.


This half term we will be doing PE on WEDNESDAY  and SWIMMING on THURSDAY. The children will need to come to school in their PE kits every Wednesday and bring their swimming kits every Thursday.

Topics for this year

We have got some really exciting learning planned in Year 5. Each half term I will post an overview of our planned learning and a knowledge organiser that can be used alongside our topics.

Autumn 1 - Blackouts, Battles & The Blitz ( WW2)

Autumn 2 - Around the British Isles

Spring 1 - Raid, Invade, Stayed - The Anglo-Saxons

Spring 2 - Raid, Invade, Stayed - The Vikings

Summer 1  - Journey into the Rainforest

Summer 2 - South America

Welcome to Y5!

My name is Mrs. Kitchener and I will be teaching the Y5, Red Kites class this year. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I will be ably assisted by Mrs. Johnson

The previous school year was a bit  of a roller coaster, hopefully we should have a much smoother ride this year!

Please take a look at our half termly overview and Knowledge organiser.

 Our topic this half term is World War II, we will be holding an exciting Evacuee Experience WOW day on Friday September 10th, details have been sent via Parentmail.

Watch this space for photos of our first week back and important information about life in Year 5!