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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 Mrs Rhodes and Miss Andrews. Mr Stainton, Mrs Ireland and Mrs Bourne 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

PE days

5A- Wednesday and Friday

5R- Monday and Wednesday

Please ensure your child comes to school in their P.E. kit. 



Children will bring their spellings and x tables home, on a piece of paper. We ask that this paper isn't returned to school.

- Times Tables: Children will have a personal times tables test each Wednesday based on an in-class assessment

- Spelling: Each Friday, the children will have a spelling test based on the words from the Year 5 spelling curriculum. Children will also choose 2 words from the Year 5-6 word list which they spelt incorrectly during our Autumn Term 1 assessment.

- Reading: Children will be expected to read regularly at home. We ask that you support your child's reading by listening to them read at least 3 times a week. 

Celebration of Learning- To celebrate the end of our Summer Term Project, the children showcased their drumming skills to a live audience and modelled their tribal masks, created at home.

July 2021- Sports Day. The Year 5 children had a great morning competing in a number of different races. Well done Year 5!

April 2021- As part of our learning launch, we were visited by Zoolab who brought with them a menagerie of interesting creatures from the rainforest. There was much excitement as tarantulas, boa constrictors and Giant African snails were revealed and the children enjoyed finding out about them and, in many cases, touching them.

April 2021- To celebrate the start of our Summer Term project, the children researched, designed and then created a classroom display that brought the features of a rainforest vividly to life in the classroom.

March 2021- Celebration of Learning. Have a look at the attached PowerPoint to see what we have been learning about this term!

January- For our learning launch for our new project, 'To Infinity and Beyond', the children completed a number of missions from the Space Academy to see if they could be considered as future astronauts!

December 2020- For our Design Technology work, the children learnt about the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The children then researched how bridges are made strong, planned their own bridge and created it in groups. We then tested a load to see if they stayed standing!

November 2020- The children enjoyed replicating Monet's style of painting. They used the tache technique effectively to create texture and movement in their paintings.

October 2020- During the last week of term, the children learnt about the importance of Harvest. They decided to create a Harvest wreath with key words linked to Harvest on one side and phrases to express their gratitude on the other.

October 2020- Children discussed how Hubbard's Hills has benefited from the River Lud and created a poster to share their knowledge. The children had a great time creating their posters.

October 2020- The children learnt what a chalk stream is and, with the help of our visitor Will, identified a number of creatures that can be found living in them.

October 2020- We have been developing our understanding of rivers this term and to explain the journey of the River Lud, we had a visitor into school. Mr Hobson showed us images of the river at different stages of its journey and explained its features.

September 2020- During the first week of Year 5, the children enjoyed creating art titled 'All About Me'.

September 2020- For our learning launch, we designed and created small toy boats to sail in a paddling pool. The children had a great time!