Year 5 Kestrels 2021 - 2022


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Miss Harrison - Year 5 Teacher

Mrs Warwick - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Kerrigan and Miss Walker- Teaching assistants




Behind Enemy Lines


We have a very exciting term ahead of us in Year 5 we are going to be learning all about World War Two.

Throughout the term, children will learn about major events during WW2, what life was like during the war, what impact the war had on society, gender roles in WW2 and much more.

Class Book


In class, we are reading the book, Letters From the Lighthouse. Letters from the Lighthouse is a historical mystery set in WW2 times. When Olive's sister goes missing during an air raid, Olive is determined to find out what happened to her.  She then finds a strange coded note which seems to link Sukie to Devon, and to something dark and impossibly dangerous. We are loving it so far and are excited to find out what happens!

Have a look at some of our amazing learning so far in our class blog!

Please see our class newsletter in the files below for more details.


Important Notes for parents

PE will take place every Wednesday (with the coaches) and Thursday (Gymnastics) 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. 

Year 5/6 Statutory Spellings 

Below is a list of spellings all Year 6 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:

Wednesday 1st September 21- INSET Day

Thursday 2nd September- Back to School

Friday 1st October- INSET Day

Friday 22nd October- Break up for half term


Monday 1st November- School opens

Friday 10th December- INSET Day

Wednesday 22nd December- Break up for Christmas



Files to Download

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Abingdon Primary School

Abingdon Road, South Reddish
Stockport SK5 7ET

Joanne Murray

0161 480 4531

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