Upper Key Stage Two (years 5 and 6)
Welcome to Years 5 and 6
Birch class - Mrs. Ponsford
Pine class - Mrs. Green
Cedar class - Mr. Bradley
Birch Class - Mrs. Dennis
Pine Class - Mrs. Bond, Geraldine, Penny
Cedar Class - Mrs. Nix
Each year, we visit Kilve Court for three days and two nights. It's a great opportunity to experience a range of outdoor activities.
Enquiries so far...
Why are shadows important?
We were mainly being scientists and artists in this enquiry, looking at how shadows are formed, how they change shape during different times of the day and how the distance from the light sources affects the size. As artists, we looked at how art uses shade and shadow.
How are lives saved?
We were scientists looking at the circulatory system and how to be healthy, as well as considering how inventions and technology have developed to enable lives to be saved. We also thought about the many organisations that are dedicated in some way to saving lives.
How do we all live together?
We were being historians and philosophers in this enquiry which looked at Ancient Greece and how democracy originated.
Year 5/6 Expectations
Each child will have a reading book and reading diary to take home with them every day. We ask that the children please bring these with them to school daily. In order to support your child, we would like someone to hear them read at home as much as possible, ideally every day, but at least 4 times each week. If you hear your child read please record it in their reading diary. Children are welcome to take home a library book and a book from our book banks as well as their levelled or class book. Once a child has evidence of having read at home four times they will be able to earn a leaf to go on our reading leaves display - a leaf is picked each term for a prize.
Homework and spellings
We ask that Year 5/6 children complete Doodle maths and times tables as often as possible to enable them to stay in their green zone. In addition, your child will be receiving a weekly spelling list for them to learn at home. Year 6 are expected to complete revision homework weekly from the CGP books.
The children will be having PE lessons each week. All three classes have PE on a Thursday, but check with your class teacher as to which other day you will have another session, as this changes due to outside PE specialist teachers coming in to work with our children.
In order for your child to be able to participate fully in these lessons we ask that they have a PE kit in school at all times. This consists of a t-shirt, shorts or sports trousers and daps or trainers. Long hair should be tied back. We ask that earrings are removed for PE lessons. If your child is unable to remove their earrings due to them being recently pierced (for the first 6 weeks), please provide them with plasters or micropore tape to protect the ears during lessons. If there are difficulties with earrings, please discuss this with the class teacher to find a short-term solution.
ActiveLearn and Doodle are brilliant resources that all children are encouraged to use at home to support their learning. We will be uploading learning games related to what they have been learning in class. All children have a username and log on details. You child may also have a Nessy log in - please check with your class teacher.
Your child is welcome to bring their own healthy snack of fruit or vegetables to eat at break time. Other foods are not allowed. Children may also have a water bottle in class (water only please).
We appreciate your support with all these matters.
The Upper Key Stage Two Team