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Kingfishers - Year 5

Autumn – Term 1

Welcome to Kingfishers' class page!


We have been extremely impressed with the way in which Kingfishers class have begun their time in Year 5. The children have quickly readjusted to school life and have made a fantastic start embedding our school’s routines and expectations.


This half-term, Kingfishers will be studying Ancient Greece, including the origins of the Olympics, Democracy, various myths, the story of the Horse of Troy, and much more!


In our writing lessons, we have begun to look at Greek myths and their features, and will be creating our own, including our own mythical creatures. Following this, we will study the story of the Horse of Troy, and produce a newspaper report, reporting on the amazing events that happened.


We have begun our reading lessons by exploring Boy in the Tower , written by  Polly Ho-Yen. This book focusses on the themes of family, isolation and the environment, and the class are enjoying following the story of Ade and the happenings in his part of London. Throughout all of our reading lessons, we will be focusing on using our VIPERs reading skills. These skills are vocabulary, inference, prediction, explain, retrieve and summarise. 


In maths this half term, we will be exploring place value, addition and subtraction column methods, and statistics. Children will be building on the knowledge they have gained so far in their learning. 


Here are our topics for other areas of the curriculum:

Science – Earth and Space

Computing - Online safety

RE - Sikhism

Art - Greek Art and Theatre

French - Getting to know you 

PSHE - Thinking Positive

PE – Athletics and Frisbee Rounders

Music - Online Brass lessons

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Kingfishers class have made a fantastic and hard-working start to this half term. We are very proud of their efforts and are looking forward to this continuing in the year ahead.


Mr Wooster, Mr Pear and Mrs Saqib

Topmarks is a useful website for practicing times tables and other areas of maths as part of home-learning.  A link to Topmarks can be found below: