Hello and welcome to the upper key stage 2 class page - home of the Year 5/6 classes: Irwin, Hamilton and Herodotus.
In year 5/6, in order to prepare for secondary school and the year 6 SATS, children are split into separate year 5 and year 6 classes during the morning session. Year 5 are taught by
Mr Sanderson (Herodotus) and Miss Clayton (Irwin); Year 6 are taught by Miss Deakin and Mrs Banks (Hamilton) (Tues-Fri) and Miss Douglas on a Monday. By doing so this allows for children to become familiar with moving classes and bringing their resource packs with them, as well as developing relationships with a range of other adults - as will be the expectation when they enter secondary education.
Also in the UKS2 team are: Mrs Yilmaz and Mrs Boulstridge who will be supporting the children throughout the key stage and Miss Douglas who will be covering all classes during planning time each week.
A Message from your teachers
We are extremely excited to work with all of you next year, but can already tell you that some days will be challenging and you will get things wrong. The most important things you need to bring to our class is the bravery to get things wrong, the resilience to try again and the effort and attitude to want to improve.
We have very high standards and high expectations! You will be working hard in class but you will also be learning in a fun and safe environment! In upper key stage 2, we ask you to be as independent as possible and take responsibility for your learning. your adults will always be there to help and support you on your learning journey!
Please ensure that reading journals are brought in every day, this is to allow children to continue to update them as often as possible and also to allow for adults to add when they have read 1:1 with children.
We ask that children take responsible for their reading and write in when they have read a minimum of 3 times per week.
Children can then bring the diary to you to sign each week.
UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD
Our theme focus this term is WALLS AND BARRICADES and will focus mainly on geography; as part of this we are researching walls of significant historical and social interest, such as: The Berlin wall and Hadrian's wall. As well as examining social barricades such as: South African apartheid. We will be looking at map skills and the locating and naming of countries around the world.
In Spanish, we are looking at our topic "Calendar and Celebrations" and focusing on reviewing introductory phrases, as well as how Christmas is celebrated in Spain and Latin America.
In science, we are examining and investigating LIGHT, how it travels and how it can be altered.
Until further notice, children will be required to attend school in their PE kit on their class PE day. PE will take place outside, so please ensure suitable clothing is worn.
All jewelry must be REMOVED for PE, plasters for studs will not be acceptable.
Hamilton - Tuesday Afternoon
Herodotus - Wednesday Afternoon
Irwin - Thursday Afternoon
Homework for year 5 and 6 will be posted by the class teachers every Thursday on the class dojo platform - please contact the school office if you do not have access to this.
Printed copies may be requested if you do not have access to a printer.
The homework will follow the learning from that week and will also include the answers, so that children can continue to self-assess at home.
We also update our Education City work weekly, this is designed to be additional revision.
Spellings will be given out in class on a Monday and also posted to the dojo platform. A list of common words children are expected to be able to spell by the end of Primary school are available on the link below.
During these unusual times, if your family needs to self-isolate and learning in school is not possible, work can be accessed via the school website on the school learning platform - a link to this will also be posted to dojo every week.
This work replicates the learning that will be taking place in class that week and ONLY needs completing if your child is NOT in school.