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Holy Trinity and St John's Church of England Primary School

Hope | Believe | Achieve


Welcome to Kestrel Class

Web Page

On this page you will find information about the staff, the pupils' learning and most importantly;

a celebration of achievements and hard work.


Teacher: Miss Wall

Teaching Assistant: Mr Ryan

Additional Adult Support: Mrs Wilcher, Mr Hood and Mrs Wilmot



If you have any questions or queries do contact us on the emails above, catch myself or

Mr Ryan on the playground at the end of the day or alternatively; telephone the school office to book a meeting or a telephone call.



Kestrel class will be delving into the following topics over this academic year:

  • Ancient Greece

          Taking the children through traditions, legacies and the ancient versus modern day Olympics

  • Stargazers

        Everything to do with space and our solar system

  • Peasants, Princes and Pestilence

       The Great Plague, how it spread and its impact

  • Alchemy Island

       Experimenting with materials and solids, liquids and gasses

  • Sow, Grow and Farm

       The world of farming, life-cycles of animals and plants and some 

          opportunities to grow their own produce

  • Scream Machine

       The affect of forces on our world and the wonderful world of theme parks


P.E. will take place on a Wednesday this term, until further notice.  Your child will need to come into school wearing their PE kit on this day.


Please make sure that your child has the correct kit in school; black shorts, house t-shirt, black plimsolls for indoors, trainers can be used for outdoor P.E, jogging bottoms may be worn for outside P.E. only. A sweatshirt can be worn when it becomes colder.


Reading/Reading Records

Reading is essential to the learning that takes place in year five.

Your child has been supplied with their reading record book and this needs to be signed each time they read at home.  Please return the reading record everyday for us to see what your child is reading and reward their housepoints.


Our expectation is for each child to read a minimum of 4 times a week.  Each read is rewarded with a housepoint and a maximum of 7 housepoints can be earned each week.


Please encourage your child to read a variety of books, magazines, newspapers.  They can also read online using our subscription to myON and their unique login (see the link below).


Power of Reading

We will be using the following texts to support our learning within the English curriculum.


Term 1

  • A Mouse Called Julian - Joe Todd-Stanton
  • Adventures of Odysseus - Hugh Lupton

Term 2

  • The Viewer - Gary Crew
  • Sensational Senses - Roger McGough (poetry)

Term 3

  • King of the Sky - Nicola Davies

Term 4

  • The Journey - Francesca Sanna

Term 5

  • Varmints - Helen Ward

Term 6

  • The Princess' Blankets - Carol Ann Duffy
  • Sensational Senses - Roger McGough (poetry continued)



We follow White Rose Maths sequencing for the teaching of mathematics.  Below is the overview for each term and the concepts to be taught according to the year 5 National Curriculum for maths.


Maths Termly Overview


We will be setting homework each week for all the children in year 5.  This is set on a Monday and due in the following Monday.  For Project homework, the childrne will have a selection of activities that they can complete across the term.  Housepoints will be rewarded for all aspects of homework completed each week.

The homework sheets can also be found on the Home Learning Year 5 page each week (see link below).


Home Learning

Should your child be unwell and need to stay at home for a period of time, there are tasks for the pupils to complete on the Year 5 Home Learning page.  These are updated each week.


Year 5 and 6 Spelling List

The above is a list of words that children in year 5 & 6 need to understand the meanings of, spell correctly and use within their writing.  Your child should have brought a copy of these words home to work through with you over the year.  Please let us know if you do not have access to this and we will provide you with another copy.


A list of websites to help support your child's learning.

TERM 1 - Ancient Greece

We looked at aspects from Ancient Greece. Democracy, Art and Architecture, The Olympics, Athens vs. Sparta.

We also read The Adventures of Odysseus in English.

Adventures of Odysseus

We celebrated Black History Month at the start of Term 2.  We learnt all about the life of Harriet Tubman and how important she was for the survival of many slaves.

We created a piece of art work where we all had an individual square to colour and then join together to create a large portrait.

We also looked at the pictures in a book called Unspoken and were tasked to write the story - we think we did quite well!

Black History Day - Unspoken - The Story of the Underground Railroad

Remembrance Day

We thought about the sacrifices made and the significance of the poppy.

We wrote some poetry to mark the occasion and show our respect for the fallen.

The Children's Bookshow - Jan Blake

Stargazers - Term 2 Main Project

We had a fantastic visit from The Wonderdome.  Steve took us on a journey across the solar system and onboard the ISS!