Welcome to the Upper Key Stage 2 (Year 5 and Year 6) webpage.
We have had an exciting Autumn term with both Year 5 and Year 6 pupils enjoying their residential trips to Boggle Hole and Robinwood as well as our day visit to Eden Camp. We have found out a lot about World War 2 and about different environments around the world in our History and Geography topics. We are looking forward to a variety of topics planned for the rest of the year and are aiming to take advantage of many opportunities of exciting and varied learning experiences. Our capable teaching assistants Mrs Corscadden, Mrs Rollerson, Mrs Stead and Mrs Steel will be supporting in class and working to develop children’s learning in small groups alongside the class teacher.
At the beginning of the year, we held the elections for the team captains and it was great to see how many pupils put themselves forward for this important role within the Academy. Our team captains have now been in post for a term now and have settled into their positions. They are
|Red Team Freddie and Freya|
|Blue Team Dylan W and Rafay|
|Yellow Team Dylan W-B and Tilli|
|Green Team Ethan and Gracie|
Reading widely and fluently is the key to success when accessing our broad and balanced curriculum. The children study reading daily and are given a home reading book linked to their reading ability. They are encouraged to read daily and to comment in their reading record, which should be brought into the Academy every morning. We are delighted with the imaginative and detailed comments that we have been seeing so far this year. Your child will also need to practise the spelling rules that are sent home on the back of the class flyer each term (these are also shown on the website) and make sure that they are familiar with all their times tables.
Year 6 pupils have been given a home learning timetable this term linked to the books that they have been able to purchase to support their revision. We go through this home learning every Thursday to check progress and to support in areas needed.
The Year Fives will be developing their swimming skills as the year progresses in their regular Thursday afternoon slots. We will also be doing indoors PE as follows:
Mrs Harper Tuesdays
Mr Lai Fridays
Mr Morrell Fridays
Mr Lai’s and Mrs Harper’s classes are also doing Forest School on Fridays this term and will need to bring in suitable warm and waterproof clothing and footwear. We are also aiming to do regular skipping sessions to boost our fitness.
Our community link is Shelter; we plan to investigate and explore opportunities to support the work of this important charity.