Red Kite - Y5/6
Welcome to Red Kite!
We are a year 5/6 class and you will find us in the second classroom from the main entrance, in the KS2 corridor.
Classroom LocationsOur teachers are Mr Tozer (Mon-Thurs) and Mrs Hatcher(Fri); our teaching assistants are Ms Sara Clifford and Mrs Khatri.
If you have any questions, you can email the teacher at
After the half-term break, the children came back to school to an exciting new topic: ‘We are Voyagers.’ In Red Kite Class, we looked in depth at The Solar System. We investigated such things as the sequence of the planets, the moon phases and seasonal changes.
Our class book in Term 2 was ‘Sky Hawk’ by Gill Lewis, a brilliant story about nature and friendship. We spent time researching different birds of prey and wrote non-chronological reports to present the information. The children also wrote some great poems, using birds of prey as their inspiration.
Continuing with the theme, in DT, the children created wooden bird mobiles. They learned new skills and showed teamwork and perseverance when things became challenging.
In this term, to their credit, Red Kite also braved some rather cold and wet Forest School sessions.
In November, some of the year 5 children were involved in a fantastic operatic performance of ‘Moon Hares’ at The Wiltshire Music Centre.
To finish the term we had a themed Christmas week where the children enjoyed Christmas crafts and carol singing at the church. They also considered how Christmas traditions might relate to the original nativity story. A happy and healthy Christmas break is well-deserved!
We started the year by focusing on and establishing routines and expectations. The children worked hard towards improving their presentation and being consistently organised and ready with the correct equipment.
Our topic was ‘We are Investigators’ and we spent time discovering the ancient Mayan civilisation and learning about their lifestyles and beliefs.
In science, we studied inheritance and evolution and investigated how offspring vary from their parents.
Our English lessons were based upon the fantastic book ‘The Girl of Ink and Stars’ by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. The children produced some focused narrative and diary writing, adapted from the plot and characters in the story.
In DT, we created and painted some interesting clay masks in the style of The Ancient Mayans.
The obvious highlight of Term 1 for year 6 was the residential trip to Plas Pencelli. The children showed resilience and courage by successfully partaking in a number of outdoor activities, such as caving, climbing and canoeing.
In September, all of the children were excited to be able to visit The Bath Literature Festival where they met Jennifer Killick, a renowned children’s author. All in all, it was a very busy but fun-packed term.