Year 5

Welcome to

Year 5 Kittiwakes Class

Introducing our Kittiwakes Class staff:

This is our classroom:

Year 5 Classroom

WW1 display

Our class topics and texts

Conflict and Courage

Question for Learning (Q4L):

Should just men fight in wars?

To the ends of the Earth and beyond

Question for Learning (Q4L):

Was Ernest Shackleton the greatest explorer?

Silks, spices, sea and coasts

Question for Learning (Q4L):

How does the Indian Culture differ from our own?

Kittiwakes Seashore Explorer badges:

  • Art on a stone

  • Beach work out

  • Kindness stones

  • Compass art

  • Stone feet

  • Wave jump

Examples of our learning this year:


The kittiwakes (genus Rissa) are two closely related seabird species in the gull family Laridae, the black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) and the red-legged kittiwake (Rissa brevirostris). The epithets "black-legged" and "red-legged" are used to distinguish the two species in North America, but in Europe, where Rissa brevirostris is not found, the black-legged kittiwake is often known simply as kittiwake, or more colloquially in some areas as tickleass or tickleace. The name is derived from its call, a shrill 'kittee-wa-aaake, kitte-wa-aaake'. The genus name Rissa is from the Icelandic name Rita for the black-legged kittiwake.