A very warm welcome to the Upper Key Stage 2 page. These two years see the culmination of the primary phase of education for the pupils. We work across three rooms in years 5 and 6 – NASA Room, Discovery Room and Mission Room. In the mornings we focus on English and Maths to develop our skills across those two core subjects. Our learning is often driven by a topic, a book or a theme. We try to structure our learning to explore what the book, topic or theme can inspire us about learning. In the afternoons we then focus our learning on science, geography, history, art, technology, computing, music and PE. We also have a strong PSHE emphasis where we use lots of different opportunities to learn about ourselves, our friends, our world and how to stay safe.
As the pupils are growing up, they gain more opportunities to show responsibility across the school. In Year 6, the pupils all have a role that helps the morning in school start well – setting up for the assembly, delivering registers, organising the fruit or milk to the classes are all examples of the types of roles that they are able to do within the year.
We incorporate independent learning into our lessons with focuses on reading, comprehension, spelling and different online learning packages.
Our team are always ready to help both with academic problems and also the social issues, as they can sometimes occur. Our Restorative approach to these issues help us to see both sides of disputes.
This term, we will be looking at the fantastic book Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpugo. This book complements our topic of Japan. In maths, we are using some new resources based on Power Maths – this will really complement our mastery approach to maths. Our areas of learning are the topics of decimals, fractions, percentages, area, volume and in year 6 – we investigate algebra and ratio. Science topics will include electricity and light. The topic of Japan will allow us to paint some ‘Great Wave’ pictures, design an island and even maybe make Origami Swans.
An exciting year is monitored through regular assessments and, for Year 6, the National Tests will take place in May.
If you have anything you want to talk through, please come and discuss it with us.
Please find information about the upcoming National Curriculum assessments.
Information about last year’s National Curriculum Tests and last year’s Residential can be viewed by clicking the image below. We will add information about this year as we get it.
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