Year 5 Kestrels 2022 - 2023



Mr Cleary - Year 5 Teacher

Mrs Hanif and Mrs Caldwell - Teaching assistants


Our Creative Curriculum Topic for Spring term is

Time Travellers


History and Geography - The Mayans

The Mystery of the Mayans - Caligula's Horse

This term we will be learning about the ancient Maya civilisation. We will learn about the history of the Mayans and where they lived geographically. We also will learn about Mayan culture and their daily lives. In particular, their Gods, food and clothing. We will also have a special visitor this term—a Maya archaeologist , who will show us various artefacts, so we can investigate further into how the Mayans lived.


English - Kick by Mitch Johnson

Kick: Mitch Johnson: 9781474928151: Books | Bücher, Lesen ...

In class, we are reading the book Kick by Mitch Johnson. 

Budi’s plan is simple... He’s going to be a star, instead of sweating over each football boot he makes, each stitch he sews, each box he packages. He’s going to play for the greatest team on earth, rather than in the square behind the factory where he works. But one unlucky kick brings Budi’s world crashing down, because now he owes the Dragon, the most dangerous man in all Jakarta. Soon it isn’t only Budi’s dreams at stake, but his life. A story about dreaming big, about hope and heroes, and never letting anything stand in your way...

For our next independent writing project, we will be writing a persuasive letter to a footballer of choice, asking them to choose a sponsored kit that is manufactured in a Child Labour Free Zone.

We are loving it so far and are excited to find out what happens!


Science - Forces

Year 7 Science Forces | Laws of Motion Quiz - Quizizz

During this term we will be explaining how unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object, identifying the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces and recognising that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.


Important Notes for parents

PE will take place every Tuesday (with the coaches) and Thursday this term. Please can you ensure your child comes to school in their PE kits (school PE kit is white or t shirt or polo shirt, black shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms, red jumper or cardigan and trainers). Please ensure long hair is tied back and jewellery is taken out or covered.

Reading books will be checked via GoRead on Mondays and Thursdays.

Spellings will be handed out every Friday ready to be tested the following Friday. 


Our homework project for this term is saved in our class files. 



Please read our Autumn newsletter:

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Year 5/6 Statutory Spellings 

Below is a list of spellings all Year 5 children should read and write by the end of the year. These words are sent home as part of their spellings each week. Please help support your child's learning by practising these at home. 

Contact/Class Dojo


At Abingdon Primary we use Class Dojo which is embedded within every year group. We use Class Dojo to engage parents by sharing photos and videos of exciting moments in the classroom. It is also an effective way for teachers and parents to communicate.




At Abingdon Primary, each child has their own Times Table Rockstars account which they can use to help them learn the multiplication tables. It is essential that they use this every week in order to improve their skills and the speed of their recall. In Year 5 we check our TT Rockstar scores weekly and aim to move ourselves up on our 'TT Rockstars Class Hall of Fame'.




Important dates to remember:

INSET day Friday 23rd September 

October Half Term: Friday 21st October - Monday 31st October 

Break up for Christmas: Friday 23rd December- Monday 9th January

INSET day Monday 20th February 




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