Coates Primary School

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Red Kites – Year 5


Monday 14th November was "Odd Socks Day", as part of anti- bullying week. In the Red Kites we explored bullying in all it's forms and the importance of reaching out. In our class we can reach out and ask for help if we need it, we also make sure we look out for each other and reach out to help when we can.

Here is our curriculum overview and knowledge organiser for Autumn term 2.

Here are some of the things we have been up to in Year 5...

We went back in time to September 1939 on our Evacuee Day

Here is our curriculum overview and knowledge organiser for Autumn term 1

Welcome to Y5!

My name is Mrs. Kitchener and I will be teaching the Y5, Red Kites class this year. On Mondays and Tuesdays I will be ably assisted by Mrs. Lemmings and for the rest of the week Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I will be ably assisted by Miss. Ryall.

In school I am the lead teacher for Art, Design Technology and French. I enjoy these subjects a great deal, but am always willing to learn more! Reading is a passion of mine, which I hope rubs off onto the children I teach. Every year I set myself a reading challenge, this year I aimed to read 55 books...I'm reading number 68 at the moment!

Out of school I love to read, spend time with my family and my cocker spaniel, Leonard. You will hear a lot about him!


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 9th, details have been sent via Parentmail.

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

Y5 Important Information


Reading is the key that unlocks many doors...I expect the children to read at least 5 times a week and make a note of their books, and thoughts about them in their reading diaries. Please encourage your child to develop this habit, they will thank you for it!


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 TUESDAY  and SWIMMING on THURSDAY. The children will need to come to school in their PE kits every Tuesday 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