Welcome to Upper Key Stage 2

5/6FR - Mr Sen, Mrs Rigby & Mrs Sikora

5/6C - Mr Cooper & Mrs Dudley

5/6DJ - Mrs DeJong & Mrs Davies 

Polite reminder: Year 5 swimming lessons start on Friday 1st March. Please remember your swimming kit. Many thanks.

What are we learning?

SPRING 2

 This half term we are learning about Castles. We will learn about different types of castles and their defences linking in with features of medieval times. We will read a range of non-fiction texts about castles and use these to help us write our own information texts. Year 5 will also start their swimming lessons. 

Year 6 are also excited about their residential visit. They will also be revising and practising for their SATs. Lots of fun....and hard work to come this half term!

Timetable

 

Monday  - Mr Sen (Y5)

 

Tuesday  - Mr Sen (Y5)

Outdoor PE 

Spanish 

Art 

 

Wednesday - Mr Sen (Y5)

 

Thursday - Mrs Rigby 

 

Friday - Mrs Rigby

Homework day - ALL

Year 5 - Swimming lessons

 

 

Times tables

We encourage children to practise their times tables and division facts for our weekly tests. Your child will bring their completed test home each week so you can see their score and practise any errors.

ALL children also have a times table Rockstars login which is great for practising at home. This can be accessed via a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

There are also some great times table games online including :

www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

www.timestables.me.uk

 

Spellings

Spellings are learned on a 2 weekly basis. Spellings are practised in school daily and will also be written into your child's homework diary so they can also practise at home. The website below is also great for practising spellings at home. It can be accessed on a laptop, tablet or smart phone. Many thanks.

www.spellingframe.co.uk

 

Reading homework

Year 5/6 should read a chapter book for at least fifteen minutes most nights. We encourage children to read a whole book all the way through before they swap it. We also encourage children in UKS2 to read classic children's novels.Reading to your child is also very valuable as is discussing your child's reading with them. 

www.wensleyfold.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/100-primary-books-to-read-before-you-leave-school.pdf

Please also encourage your child to practise their reading skills on readtheory.org.uk. ALL children in years 5 and 6 already have login details. Many thanks.

 

Please also remember our school library is open after school Monday-Thursday 3.15-3.30.