Welcome to the Upper Key Stage 2 (Year 5 and Year 6) webpage.
We have really enjoyed welcoming our classes back at the beginning of the year and are looking forward to the two residential trips and the day trip to Eden Camp planned for the start of Autumn 1. We have a variety of topics planned for the year and are aiming to take advantage of many opportunities for exciting and varied learning experiences. Our capable teaching assistants Mrs Corscadden, Mr Lingard, Mrs Stead and Mrs Steel will be supporting in class and working to develop children’s learning in small groups alongside the class teacher.
We have held the elections for the team captains and it was great to see how many children put themselves forward for this important role within the Academy. Our new team captains 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 encourage 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 term. Your child will also need to practise the spelling rules that were sent home on the back of the Autumn 1 flyer (these are also shown on the website) and make sure that they are familiar with all their times tables.
The Year Fives will be developing their swimming skills as the year progresses in their regular Thursday afternoon slots. We will also be doing outdoors PE as follows
Mrs Harper Tuesdays
Mr Lai Fridays
Mr Morrell Fridays
There will be other opportunities for PE through the week so the children should keep their PE kit in school all week. We will be doing PE outside so your child will need tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt and trainers. Please could you ensure that all your child’s kit and uniform is named. Later in the year, we will also be able to spend time in the Forest School – watch this space. Our community link is Shelter; we plan to investigate and explore opportunities to support the work of this important charity.