Welcome to Year 5 and 6!
Class 7 - Mrs Youd/Mrs Nordberg
Class 8 - Miss Woodall (Upper Key Stage 2 Leader)
Additional Year 5 and 6 teacher - Miss Huntington
On this page you will find all the information you or your child will need to help them keep up to date with Year 5 and 6 news.
Should you have any problems or concerns regarding your child, or would generally like more information, then please don’t hesitate to come in and see your child’s teacher.
We are very fortunate that we have some super support staff who work alongside our teachers in Upper Key Stage 2. They are Miss Davill, Mrs Hodder and Mrs Franks. They are supporting the children across the Upper Key Stage 2 classes. Mrs Fisher and Mrs Wilcox also teach Upper KS2 classes during class teacher's PPA time or Miss Woodall's Management time. As a Key Stage we try to maintain an even spread of support throughout the day. The support staff timetables vary where there is need.
This year, we would like to encourage parents to write in the children’s Reading Record if they wish to communicate briefly with the class teacher. Children can then show this to their teacher during school hours. Should there be any problems or concerns regarding your child, that you don’t wish to write down, please don’t hesitate to come in and see the teacher or Miss Woodall, the Upper Key Stage 2 Leader.
Autumn Term 2018
Areas of Study:
Our three classes will be studying Europe with a focus on France and Paris in Geography this term. In Science, we will be covering Life Cycles and Evolution specifically focusing on the life cycle of plants. During R.E this term, the children will be exploring how different faiths express their beliefs. Alongside this, in PSHCE, we will be discussing Citizenship, Relationships, Personal Development and Lifestyles. Our Art will focus upon Still Life Painting. We will also continue with the learning of French.
In Year 5 & 6 we would like promote independence among all our children. This is a key life skill and is especially useful in preparation for moving to Secondary School. Please encourage your child to enter school independently, organise their belongings, complete homework tasks, time manage and communicate with staff if they have a problem. We are here to help! Thank you for your continued support
Click the links below to see our Year 5/6 galleries...
Key Dates for Year 5 and 6
Railway Museum Trip (Yr 5&6): Mon 15th October 2018
Young Voices (All Yr 5&6 to attend): Fri 11th January 2019 (day and evening)
SATs Week (Yr 6): Mon 14th—Fri 17th May
Derwentwater Residential (Yr 6): Mon 20th May - Fri 24th May
All classes Games sessions will take place on a Monday afternoon, due to us being fortunate enough to take advantage of some specialist coaching. We have got a cricket coach working alongside the children in Year 5 and 6 in the second half of the Autumn term.
Class 7 (Mrs Youd and Mrs Nordberg) - Friday afternoon
Class 8 (Miss Woodall) - Thursday afternoon
Please ensure your child has appropriate kit every day, in case they would like to participate in extra curricular activities on a lunchtime.
PE Kit: (In accordance with our updated policy)
Polo shirt/T-shirt – plain white or with the school logo on
P.E. Shorts – plain black or navy
PE tracksuit bottoms or leggings - plain black, navy or grey
Shoes - Plimsolls/Trainers (this must be a change of footwear in case these get muddy outside)
(Football shirts are not permitted!)
All uniform should be clearly named.
If children are unable to participate in P.E. due to medical reasons we require a note from home or parents to contact the class teacher please.
Please click the image below for the Year 5/6 key word list. A national curriculum requirement is that all children should be able to read and spell these words by the end of Key Stage 2.
If you would like a 'guide' to help you and your child with their Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling we advise the 'Oxford School Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Dictionary'
Please see the link below to purchase one
Children in Year 5 and 6 will be given Maths homework every week. This is to be completed at home and brought back into school the following Thursday/Friday. This homework must be completed in pencil and to the same standard as the teachers expect in the classrooms.
Mathletics will continue to be an integral part of the children’s homework and activities will be set regularly. For Big Maths, children also need to continue to practice their ‘learn-it’ facts and work on the quick recall of these.
We would also encourage regular reading with your child, which should be recorded in their Reading Record Book. Please click the books below for some questions you can ask your child while listening to them read. Answering questions on a text is a key skill required at the end of Upper Key Stage 2, please encourage your child to practise this at home.
We will continue to reward the children with merits for reading three times a week at home and having their reading record books signed. Thank you for your support,