Welcome to Upper Key Stage 2

5/6FR - Mrs Clarkson, Mrs Rigby & Mrs Sikora

5/6C - Mr Cooper & Mrs Dudley

5/6DJ - Mrs DeJong & Mrs Davies 

What are we learning?


 This half term we are learning about natural disasters, particularly earthquakes and flooding. We are learning about how earthquakes occur, the importance of where they occur and the impact on people. We are reading 'Survivors' - a book of short, real-life stories about extraordinary people who have survived disasters - and we are basing our learning in reading lessons around this and other non-fiction texts.



Monday  - Mrs Clarkson

Homework diaries signed - 5/6FR


Tuesday  - Mrs Clarkson 

Outdoor PE 

Spanish - 

Art - Miss Milner


Wednesday - Mrs Clarkson

 Indoor PE - 5/6FR

Thursday - Mrs Rigby

Times table test - 5/6FR


Friday - Mrs Rigby

Homework day - ALL



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. There are some great times table games online including :





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.



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. 


Please also encourage your child to practise their reading skills on readtheory.org.uk. They can sign up easily for free. 5/6FR already have login details. Many thanks.