Upper Key Stage 2

Assistant Headteacher UKS2 

Florence Kirk-Buaku

Phase Timetable

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Parent Workshops


PGL – Year 6 Residential 

Year 5

Class Assembly 5F – 21/22
Class Assembly 5H – 21/22
Spring Term Knowledge Organiser – 2023 
Summer Term Knowledge Organiser – 2023

The latest Year 5 Learning Update!

Hello parents and carers – how lovely it is to have sunny and bright mornings. The children enjoyed their trip to The Bank of England. They learned where and how money is made and were amazing actors. Thank you again for your continued support. All the children have been working hard in every area of the curriculum.

Maths:  In Maths this week, we have been exploring reflection and symmetry. We found out that symmetry can be done diagonally, horizontally, and vertically. We used a mirror to check and draw lines of symmetry. We have also been learning to read and plot coordinates. The children progressed to translating shapes in the first quadrant. The children will be consolidating their learning in homework books and Times Tables Rock Stars. Next week we will be investigating decimals.

Humanities : Our topic this term is ‘Microsociety’. The children are so excited about where this topic is taking them and their learning. They have designed their society name currency and flag. Children have learned about scarcity and supply and demand. They have learned how to write job applications and how to perform in a real-life job interview. We are in the process of writing our business plans and becoming entrepreneurs.

English  : Our English learning is based on poetry. We have been identifying figurative language and exploring imagery in the poem ‘The River’. We have learned how to identify the rhyming scheme and the children created mind maps of appropriate characters, words and phrases to describe the River. The children will up level their writing using ambitious vocabulary. Next week, we will be publishing our own poem in the same style.

Computing: This half term the children will learn how to create tessellating patterns using complex shapes linked to our theme – We are artists.

P.E : Our P.E days are Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that you have your P.E kits at school at all times. The children have been practising their athletic skills getting ready for sports day.

Science: Our Science this term is Properties and changes of materials. The children investigated a variety of materials and showed their understanding by conducting a group experiment.

RE :  We have been learning who Jesus was – The Son of Man – The Son of God. We also explored his birth, life on earth and his death. Next we will be learning about the miracles he performed.

Year 6

Class Assembly 6K 2021-2022
Spring Term Knowledge Organiser – 2023
Summer Term Knowledge Organiser – 2023

The latest Year 6 Learning Update!

Firstly, we would like to say a huge well done to all of the Y6 children who took their SATs last week. They all worked hard in the lead up and showed true resilience during the papers. As the children have been working so hard, we have some reward trips coming up: we encourage the children to remain focussed and work towards earning these treats by reaching the target set on Class Dojo. We have already enjoyed our first trip to Agnes Riley Park, but please keep an eye out for further information regarding these trips.

Ensure that you are continuing to do your homework online – it will always be placed on Google Classroom, and read every day, remembering to write in your Reading Records, and we now have Maths homework set and sent home in their homework books every other week.

Maths:  Our Music lessons continue to take place on Mondays – please do remember to bring in your instruments each week and to practise at home. We also have P.E. lessons on a Monday and a Friday, please ensure that your P.E. kits are left at school for the week in case of any changes – they can be taken home at weekends to wash.

Maths: As we have now covered the full curriculum for Maths we will be applying our knowledge and understanding through Maths investigations and problem solving activities. Over the next two weeks, we will be doing a “Theme Park” investigation, which will involve a range of genres of Maths. Maths homework will continue to be set on MyMaths and Times Tables Rock Stars – ensure that you are completing this and every other week, paper homework will be sent home and will always cover an area previously taught.

Y6 child collaborating and applying their mathematical skills to a maths investigation.

English:  Following a heavy focus on Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) in the lead up to SATs, we are now back focusing on our writing. Our unit in English is poetry, and we are using the book “The Lost Words” to inspire us. We are exploring and critiquing poems from the collection, looking at the features of poetry, and will use “The Lost Words” to write our own poems.

Humanities: Our new topic is “Survivor”. We have created our topic front covers by using chalk and paint to create an exploding volcano. In Geography, we will be focussing on mountains – how they are formed and the different types and natural disasters: tectonic plates; volcanoes; earthquakes; tsunamis; and tornados. In History, we will explore survival stories on historical natural disasters and significant events from living memory – the sinking of the Titanic.

Y6 making the most of their post SATs reward trips at Agnes Riley Park. Y6 child collaborating and applying their mathematical skills to a maths investigation.