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Upper Key Stage 2

.Welcome to the Upper Key Stage 2 homepage. Here you will find information for our  Year 5 and Year 6 classes.

Upper Key Stage 2 News

Each half-term we will send a newsletter home that includes useful information and dates. You will also be able to read our weekly newsletter on the school app.  This is uploaded every Friday.

Don't forget we update our Twitter page most weeks and also send messages via our school communication app - MySchoolApp.

If you have any queries or need any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you need to pass a message to one of our teachers in the morning, please jot it down on a piece of paper and give it to a member of staff on the door. Please remember to put your child’s name and class. 

Year 5

Mrs McKune, Mrs Adamson & Mrs Whittle

Welcome to Year 5!

As well as our two full time teachers, we have Mrs Adamson who teaches some lessons with Mrs McKune's class and we also have our Teaching Assistants, Mrs Owen and Mrs Truscott who work alongside both classes, either in class or taking small groups of children for intervention activities. 

Year 6

Mr Ellis & Mr Hawkins

Welcome to Year 6!

As well as our two full time teachers, we also have our Teaching Assistant, Mrs Winton who works alongside both classes, either in class or taking small groups of children for intervention activities. We also have our two tutors: Mrs Thornton (Maths) and Mrs Stone (English) who work with different groups of pupils during the week. 

Year 5 Learning Overviews

Each half-term we publish the Learning Overviews for Year 5. These summarise our learning for the term and include information about English, maths, science, geography or history, computing, PE, RE, PSHE, art or DT, music and MFL. Please note, that due to the nature of our planning cycles, some subjects are not taught every half term,

Year 6 Learning Overviews

Each half-term we publish the Learning Overviews for Year 6. These summarise our learning for the term and include information about English, maths, science, geography or history, computing, PE, RE, PSHE, art or DT, music and MFL. Please note, that due to the nature of our planning cycles, some subjects are not taught every half term,

Homework

Each week, we send a number of homework activities for the children to complete. These include:

Reading

Reading aloud at home should be done at least 5 times per week, even if you only have time to read one or two pages.  Please ensure that you make a note in your child’s Reading Record Book to let us know how your child is reading. We value any comment you add. Reading Record Books should be returned to school each day.

Weekly Spellings

These will be sent home each week. Children will be tested on their ability to spell these words each Tuesday. Try using the LOOK SAY COVER WRITE CHECK method to learn these words. We recommend learning these over several days, returning regularly to the ones children continue to find difficult to spell. Spelling lists can also be found within the Readiing Record books and each Friday children will be directed to spellings which need to be learnt for the following Tuesday.

Homework Task

This is usally a piece of maths and English work that should be completed in your child's blue homework book. At times this could include a topic related activity. Homework books are sent home on a Friday and should be returned to school by the following Wednesday morning. We encourage pupils to look at their homework in advance of Wednesday, as staff are available to support any misunderstanding before the homework is handed in.

Times Tables

We have also provided all children in years 5 and 6 with a log-in account for Times Table Rock Stars.  This website allows children time to practice their times table facts. We would ask that children log-in and complete the online activities at least twice a week. For those children who do not have access to the internet at home, we offer our homework club which takes place after school on a Tuesday.. Children can come along and use the school computers to log-in to their account or simply get help from one of our staff in completing their homework tasks. Alternatively,  please complete a times table activity on paper and send this into school by Wednesday.  Your child's teacher can advise you on which muliplication tables your child needs to work on. 

The shortcut below will take you to the log-in page for Times Table Rock Stars.

https://play.ttrockstars.com/login/22287

Please note, we will sometimes ask children to complete any missing homework or reading at break or lunchtime. 

PE

PE in Mrs Whittle’s class takes place on a Wednesday and a Friday and in Mrs McKune’s class takes place on a Monday and a Wednesday. PE is on Wednesday and Thursday for Mr Hawkins' class and Tuesday and Thursday for Mr Ellis' class. Please send PE kits into school on the first day of term and they can be left in school until half term. Please make sure all PE kit items are named and that the children have suitable outdoor and indoor clothing. Further details of kits can be found on our uniform page. 

Snack

Children can purchase a healthy snack every day. Items include toast (25p), juice (30p),  milk (20p) and fruit (30p). You can send your child into school with a healthy snack if they are not going to purchase one from the kitchen.

Forest School

Over the academic year, all Year 5 pupils will have the opportunity to take part in 10 forest school sessions. The pupils will be informed when their sessions will start and will need to bring a change of clothes into school in order to participate.

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