Coates Primary School

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Red Kites – Year 5

World Book Day!

Viking Science!

The Vikings were excellent farmers, they grew many of the grains, fruits and vegetables that we eat today, including barley, oats, apples, berries, cabbages and peas.
They also raised livestock such as cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens for meat, milk and eggs.

The Red Kites have been investigating how to churn was hard work!

Spring B Knowledge Organiser


We have discovered this afternoon that film making is a very complex process...scripts to write, storyboards to create, scenery and backdrops to organise, and that is before we start to film!


The Red Kites have had a busy start to the New Year with lots of exciting learning. Several children took part in "Young Voices" last week and had an amazing time.

Lots of children are training hard at lunchtimes to become peer mediators, watch this space for more news of that!

Please have a look at our new History Knowledge Organiser about the Anglo-Saxons and Scots.

The children are really getting their teeth into our "Raid, Invade and Stayed!" topic.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!


After weeks of careful planning and preparation the biscuit houses have been built...

In our Mental Health Wellbeing Workshop we carried out activities to express our gratitude to others and played well being Bingo!

We have been making proformas for our biscuit houses!

We have been investigating air resistance by making parachutes.

We have had a busy week...Odd Socks Day on Monday, and Children in need day on Friday!

As it is anti - bullying week we have spent time discussing what happens when banter turns into bullying. On Monday we wore odd socks to support the "Make some noise against Bullying" campaign.

Pennies for Pudsey.

Here is our Curriculum Overview and Knowledge Organiser for Autumn Term 2

Lest we forget

We have been creating list poems during a paired writing lesson. Our vocabulary was AWE INSPIRING! 

Fabulous work has been produced in response to our History & Science lessons!

We worked very hard writing newspaper reports, lots of interviews were carried out.

World Mental Health Day saw us wearing clothes that make us feel happy and carrying out lots of mindful tasks!

In our Science lesson on Friday afternoon we have been investigating which materials are electrical conductors and which are electrical insulators.

Bonjour, in our French lessons we are learning the months of the year and enjoying a game of Snakes & Ladders at the same time!

Friday September 8th...the Red Kites went back in time for our evacuee experience day.

The children were fully immersed in learning about the monumental events that changed the world in September 1939.

Through role play we investigated what happened to evacuees when Operation Pied Piper began. We listened to Neville Chamberlain's declaration of war speech and Princess Elizabeth's radio broadcast to her fellow evacuees. We read accounts  written by Rachel's Great Grandma, who was evacuated and Mrs. Kitchener's Mum who was a little girl when the war began. We painted, listened to war time music made gas mask boxes and identity cards, we even experienced a rationing recipe for chocolate spread! We either loved it...or hated it. Lots of fabulous learning took place today!

Welcome to Y5!

My name is Mrs. Kitchener and I will be teaching the Y5, Red Kites class this year. Throughout the week I will be ably assisted by Mrs. Woods, Miss. Boscarini will also be working in Year 5 this year.

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 65 books...I'm reading number 58 at the moment! This year the children will be joining me by taking part in our class reading challenge!

Out of school I love to walk, swim, 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 7th, 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 our PE day will be MONDAY. The children will need to come to school wearing their PE kits on that day. 

Swimming lessons will commence on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14th.

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

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