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Year 5 - Kestrels

Welcome to Year 5 and Kestrels! 


Kestrels are taught by Miss Draper with Mrs Smith and Mrs Parr as Teaching Partners. 


The children in Year 5 are now in upper Key Stage 2 and the increased expectations reflect this. In a supportive and caring environment the children are challenged to continue to build on their learning skills, knowledge and understanding so they can truly succeed in their learning. 


Photos from our In Your Element unit where we made volcanoes

Reading letter to families

The document below sets out the words and patterns that children will be taught throughout the year. Pupils in Year 5 and 6 will will revisit each of the 12 lists and patterns 6 times throughout their time in Upper Key Stage 2.  

Weekly Musts for Kestrels:

  • Times Tables are precised weekly using Times Table Rockstars Please use this at home to practise too.
  • Spelling homework is set and tested on a Monday. 
  • Reading books and reading records should be in school every day. 

Year 5 National Curriculum Objectives and Expectations

Year 5 & 6 Spelling List


There are no statutory assessments carried out at the end of Year 5, however teacher assessments are used to make judgements about how well your child is performing in reading, writing, maths, science, speaking and listening and spelling, punctuation and grammar throughout the year.
Here is a video which gives details of the type of national formal assessments which take place in May when pupils are in Year 6.

Download our knowledge organiser to display and use at home