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Year 5 - Kestrels

Welcome to Kestrels class!

Miss Collins is our Class Teacher. 


Term 5

In Term 5, we will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians. We will cover things such as the importance of the River Nile, Egyptian hieroglyphs as well as lots of work on mummification! We will be mummifying tomatoes and designing a canopic jar using clay that will keep our mummified tomato in to protect it much like the Egyptians did. Our English focus will be using the text Egyptian Echo as well as various videos that will inspire our writing!


Term 3 and 4

In Term 3, we will be learning about the Tudors. We will be looking at the reign of Henry VIII, Tudor music and dance, food, houses as well as the Reformation. Our focus in English will be a book by Berlie Doherty which is called 'Treason'.


Term 2

In Term 2, we will be learning all about Crime and Punishment from the Roman times through to the Victorians. We will be looking at how society reacted to crimes being committed and how they dealt with individuals who did just that! Our focus in English will be Street Child by Berlie Doherty which links to the Victorian Era of Crime and Punishment. 



Term 1

In Term 1, we will be learning all about London. We will be looking from both a geographical and artistic view with Banksy being our artist of interest. The children will be learning about the importance of the River Thames now and in history. Our focus in English will be the book 'Way Home' which is linked to our topic of London.


We will be doing PE on a Tuesday so please ensure your child has the appropriate PE kit in school and that it is labelled. I would recommend packing something warmer as the weather gets colder because the children will be doing PE outside as much as possible.


Please continue to use Class Dojo to get in touch. There will also be regular updates on the class page.


There are many useful websites including: Mathletics, Times Table Rockstars and Purple Mash. I have included links to these below.




Homework will be set every Friday and will be due in the following Wednesday. It will be set via Class Dojo. Your child will also be given weekly spelling lists to learn every Friday and they will be tested on the following Friday. We ask that you please support your child in completing their homework by the stated date and in practising their spellings in preparation for weekly tests. Daily reading will also be included as part of the homework and children are encouraged to have their reading records in school everyday.



Useful Websites

  • Riverside Primary School and Nursery
  • St Edmund's Way, Rainham, Kent, ME8 8ET
  • E-Mail:Riverside-Office@rmet.org
  • Telephone: 01634 338700
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