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 continue on Fridays. Please remember your swimming kit. Many thanks.

What are we learning?

SUMMER TERM

This half term our topic is called 'Happy and Healthy'. We will compare lifestyles in different countries and explore how the features of the country affect this. We will read 'Pig Heart Boy' by Malorie Blackman during our reading lessons and discuss the health and moral issues raised in the story. Science this term investigates healthy bodies including the circulatory system when we will also write an explanation of how a healthy heart works. An exciting DT project is also being planned!! 

Year 6 SATs are week beginning 13th May. Keep working hard Year 6 - we're nearly there!! Shortly after SATs, Year 6 will begin work on their end of year assembly. Let's make the last term one to remember!

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.