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Kidgate Primary Academy

‘Shaping Lives, Building Futures’

‘Shaping Lives, Building Futures’

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 page. Please take the time to have a look at what we have been doing so far in Year 5 and also what we will be doing as the year progresses. 


Our class teachers are Mr Bateman (5B) and Miss Deakins and Mrs Iveson (5DI). Mr Stainton and Mrs White are our teaching assistants. 


If you would like to speak to us or need to send us a message, we can be contacted via email at or


Important Information


Our Indoor PE sessions are on a Wednesday.

Our Outdoor PE sessions are on a Thursday.

Please ensure your child brings their P.E. bag into school every Monday and we will send it home weekly.


Spellings- test and new words given every Wednesday. Children will need to fill in the spelling sheet given, with activities on.

Multiplication tables- test and new times table sheet given every Wednesday. Children will get 5 seconds to solve each question.

Reading- all children will be given a reading book and reading diary from our school scheme. Children will need to bring in their reading diary each day. Reading books can be changed when completed.


Festival of Sport - Vaulting for Victory

Smoothie making! The children loved making their own smoothies and tasting their creations.

Thank you to those who could join us for our British Science Week activity, where we made brain hats! It was great to see so many of you working together and learning how the brain changes over time.

This week, we had a representative from the RAF come in to delivery a drone-coding workshop to Year 5. The children used software on laptops in order to control their drone and were able to create algorithms to instruct the drone to create shapes.

World Book Day! Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed reading to some of our EYFS children. As you can see from the photos, the children were utterly engrossed in their stories!

Year 5 have planned and carried out their own investigation about the craters different 'meteorites' leave, when dropped from different heights.

Year 5 have taken part in the Big Garden Bird Watch! From this, we presented our data.

Year 5 invited Sam into school today to talk about the importance of helmet safety. We learnt why it is so vital to wear helmets and also learnt how to put helmets on correctly.

In Art this term, Year 5 are going to be architects and explore Mayan architecture. We have started by exploring different grades of pencil to add depth to our patterns.

During the Spring Term, we will be reading Philip Pullman's 'I was a Rat!' We will be exploring the author's purpose and how vocabulary can be used to form the reader's opinions about the characters.

Here's a video clip showing some of the skills and techniques the children were able to practice during their Parkour session.

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Parkour! The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in some Parkour training with coaches from the YMCA this week.

Year 5 enjoyed making their own version of Mayan inspired headdresses for their learning launch!

In Science this week, Year 5 have been investigating how to separate substances that are soluble and insoluble from a liquid. We have discussed whether evaporation or filtering would be appropriate.

We have been learning about prime and composite numbers. We have enjoyed being 'mini teachers' and using mathematical vocabulary to explain our thinking.

Scientific Enquiry: What a fantastic morning we have had developing our scientific skills. We have been testing the absorbency of different papers and have planned, observed, measured and collected our data. Our next step is to analyse our results.

Year 5 children have been practising their art skills and have been adding black, white and grey to a hue to create shades, tints and tones.

Year 5 enjoyed a trip to Hubbard's Hills, where they went pond dipping to see what wildlife they could find in the chalk stream. Will from the Lincolnshire Chalk Stream Project, explained to the children about what they might be seeing.

Year 5 have been working hard on their writing targets to create a descriptive paragraph about a mysterious picture. What amazing detail!

It's our TTRS launch week. Year 5 have enjoyed designing their own Rockstar and using the TTRS program to challenge themselves and others on their times tables. Usernames and passwords have been sent home so the children can practise at home too!

Year 5 Tour of the Lud