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Year 5 - Kestrels

Welcome to Kestrels class!

 

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Mr Paterson is our Class Teacher and Miss Brookman and Mrs Wilkinson are our Learning and Teaching Assistants.

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Term 4

This term, our topic is 'Crime and Punishment'. We will be looking at how this has changed throughout history, focusing on the Victorian period. 

Our Power of Reading text is 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty, the same author that wrote 'Treason' which we read in last term. 

In science, we will continue to look at 'animals including humans'. Also this term, we will be having Outdoor Learning week and fundraising for Sports Relief. 

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Term 3

 

This term, our topic is London.  We will be exploring how the city of London has changed and developed over time. It is a geography topic and we will be focusing on the River Thames, how the city has been built around the river and how it is still important today. Our Science topic will be ‘animals including humans’ and we will also be having an Art Week.

Term 2

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Kestrels topic this term is the Tudors and we will be visiting Leeds Castle as part of our exploration of this time period. Children will be completing 'The Artful Henry' workshop during our visit and exploring art and portraits of this era. In English, we will be reading 'Treason' by Berlie Doherty, which will provide an engaging stimulus and lots of writing opportunities, and is set during the reign of King Henry VIII. We will be exploring the properties and changes in material in Science, the true meaning of Christmas in RE and tag rugby in PE. 

In December, we will be visiting Rochester Cathedral to take part in the Carol Service, more information will be available nearer the time. 

 

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This term in Kestrels class, we will be learning about South America. We will be using maps to identify which countries make up the continent and reading the book ‘Journey to the River Sea’ linked to this topic in English. Our Science topic this term is Living Things and their Habitats. On Mondays, we will have Tiger Troops; children will be developing key skills (courage, discipline, integrity, loyalty, selfless commitment and respect) through OAA and physical activity. 

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