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A HUGE welcome to the Red Kites Class!

​​You will find 28 resilient learners, Mr Gale, Mrs Doran and Mr Murton (TA).


We will update the class page once a week - usually on a Friday. Please check regularly as we will often share key information here.


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Our PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please come to school in your PE kit.

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Another great week in Year 5, with the highlight definitely being languages morning where we got to try out some British Sign Language, Italian and German. Why not see if your child can introduce themselves in these languages! 

We are working hard in English, innovating on our How To Train Your Dragon texts. Next week we will be inventing our own overcoming the monster stories. We have also been working on our understanding of formal written and subtraction methods.


We are looking forward to our outdoor learning day next Friday, where we will be 5inking about how best to use out new outdoor shelter space.


Keep your eye out for a ParentMail regarding trips that we will be having this year. We are sending this out so that families have time to budget for these exciting opportunities.




Dance rehearsals at ICC

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Languages week

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Can you work out what language we learnt?

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Friday 22nd September


Another fabulous week in Red Kites.

A huge congratulations to our new school councillor: Olivia. Remember, if you want to be considered for sports captain then you need to send a short video clip explaining why to the class email.

Here are our highlights:


Science: We carried out an investigation today which looked at explaining how the force of gravity acts upon objects falling. We created 'the moon' with flour and dropped objects so that we could measure the 'craters'. 

Maths: Our work on place value this week has included work on rounding, counting in powers of 10 and a problem solving task. Visit the link here and ask your child to explain their findings to you.

Topic: We started our new topic on Anglo Saxons with a discussion based activity on why the Anglo Saxons came to Britain in the first place. One of the main reasons was the land here was much better for growing food, and less likely to flood, although some of us did point out that the rain this week suggested otherwise! 

English: This week has involved looking at some of the features on our toolkit in a little more detail. We explored expanded noun phrases, similes and metaphors and developed our inference skills. We are really enjoying How To Train Your Dragon! 

PE: We continued our dance workshop at ICC on Wednesday where we looked at developing our dance routine which is choreographed to Holst’s “The Planets”. Football and gymnastics were also enjoyable with Miraj from WR sports.

French: This week we have continued to revise days of the week and months of the year. Ask your child which month we are in, and which month we will be in by next Friday! 


We have also been impressed with the level of effort that the children have been putting into their home learning. Keep up the good work!


It was lovely to see so many faces at the reading café after school - thank you for coming. Have a lovely weekend. 

See photos below.



Friday 15th September 

Another busy week in Red Kites! Here are our highlights:

PE: We went to ICC and participated in a dance lesson. We are looking forward to doing this every week.

English:  We have been boxing up the features of our Overcoming the Monster story type and have started to look at the features.

Maths: We have been continuing our work on place value. This week we have been interpreting, representing and comparing numbers to 1 million. In addition, we have been demonstrating how to work out 10/100/1000/10,000/100,000 more/less than aa number.

Science: We have been continuing our work on Forces. We have looked at what forces are, who Isaac Newton is and how forces impact our daily lives.

As part of our science topic, we will be making boats and testing their water resistance. Please can you start bringing in materials to use for this. 

Re: Our topic this term is Religion in the community. In our lesson this week, we thought about how we are part of different communities and the impact that religion has on different communities. 

See photos below.

Friday 8th September

We have had a brilliant first week back and survived the heat! Here are some of our highlights:

A mysterious box was found in our classroom on Wednesday. Once we opened it, some eggs were revealed. We thought about different answers to the questions in the box.

English: We created our own dragons and made ‘dragonologies’ on them. Can you spot some new species?

Maths: We have been learning about Roman numerals.

Art: We designed some dragon eyes and then a dragon egg. Afterwards, we stuck them together and made a rip in the egg to reveal the eye.
We have also looked at our tidy up routine. We thought about why it was important, what it looks like and how to achieve it.

See photos below.

Have a great weekend :)

Welcome to our wonderful school!