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.
Don't forget we update our Twitter page most weeks and also send messages via our school communication app - SchoolPing.
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.
Each week, we send a number of homework activities for the children to complete. These include:
Reading aloud at home should be done at least 4 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.
Currently, we are asking that books are returned on Wednesday so they can be checked by staff, they will then be taken home on a Friday. This is to reduce the chance of contamination by allowing them to isolate for 48hrs.
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 Reading Record books and each Friday children will be directed to spellings which need to be learnt for the following Tuesday. It is recommended that your child still practises previous spelling when able to embed the learning.
This is usually a piece of maths and English work that should be completed in your child's green 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 Tuesday morning. We encourage pupils to look at their homework in advance of Tuesday, as staff are available to support any misunderstanding before the homework is handed in.
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.
The shortcut below will take you to the log-in page for Times Table Rock Stars.
Please note, we will sometimes ask children to complete any missing homework or reading at break or lunchtime.
Children should come into school in their P.E kits on their P.E days and remain in their kit all day. 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. Parents will be informed of their child's allocated PE day in September.