Year 5 Kestrels 2023 - 2024




We have an exciting year ahead of us in Kestrels and we will be sharing
our learning and achievements with you through our class blog.
Our team are dedicated to creating an exciting and stimulating environment
in Year 5. We are looking forward to being a part of your childs learning
journey as they embark on their penultimate year of primary school.

We are excited to make this year a memorable one. 

Please follow our school twitter page @AbingdonPrimary to see updates of
exciting things going on in our class. This is where you will find photos and
videos of the lovely things your children are doing at school!


 Class Teacher - Mrs Hanley

Kestrels Teaching Assistant - Mrs Kerrigan


Kestrels Autumn Term

Geography/History - Behind Enemy Lines



This term we are going to be learning all about World War Two. We will learn about major events, what life was like during the war, what impact the war had on society, gender roles in WW2, what propaganda posters were used for and what impact they had on the war, why rationing was introduced and how it affected people’s lives, what the Blitz was and how the it impacted England during the war. 


English - Letters From The Lighthouse


In class, we are reading the book Letters From The Lighthouse by Emma Carroll.

Set in London during WW2, Letters From The Lighthouse tells the story of Olive and Cliff, who are having to evacuuate from their home because of bombings.


Our writing task:

Imagine you are Olive, you have just been evacuated from your home in London and have travelled a long and tiring journey to Devon. You do not know what awaits at Budmouth point.

You are feeling a mix of emotions and are uncertain about what lays ahead of you. You have your younger brother Cliff with you and you are still unaware of what has happened to your sister, Sukie.

You are about to write your first letter to your mother...


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



Science - Life cycle




In science this term, children will be describing the changes as humans develop to old age. We will be looking at how babies develop in the first year of their lives and changes that happen throughout the human life cycle. We will be carrying out experiments to compare a Year 5 child to other stages of the life cycle.

Important Notes for parents

PE will take place every Wednesday (with the coaches) and Thursday (swimming) 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 records will be checked on Mondays and Thursdays.

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


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



Please read our Autumn newsletter:




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:

October Half Term: Friday 20th October - Monday 30th October 

Break up for Christmas: Friday 22nd December- Tuesday 9th January





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