Upper Key Stage 2

Class 7 (Year 5) - Mrs Youd/Mrs Nordberg

Class 8 (Year 6) -  Miss Woodall (Upper Key Stage 2 Leader)

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.

  • Mrs Binnington - TA
  • Mrs Hamilton - TA
  • Mrs Franks - 1:1 TA
  • Mrs Fisher - HLTA (PPA and Management cover)
  • Mrs Brown - HLTA (PPA cover)

One of our key aims in Upper Key Stage 2 is to help the children to develop greater levels of responsibility and independence. Children should enter the school building on their own and get themselves organised independently - this includes making sure they have all of their equipment for the day, such as reading books, PE kits, spelling sheets etc

Autumn Term 2019


Areas of Study:                                                                                          

In Literacy, our core text this term is 'Warhorse' by Michael Morpurgo. We will centre all of reading and writing around this text, studying various writing genres throughout the term. In Maths, we will continue to follow the White Rose planning for our lessons, supplementing where there is need with Classroom Secrets and Third Space Learning.

In History this term, our classes will be studying the Iron Age and Bronze Age and the Romans. Our DT project will closely relate to this and the children will look into building shelters. We are also planning a trip to the Yorkshire Museum at York to further our studies of the Romans. 

Later in the term, we will link our art to our Literacy of World War 1. 

In Science, we will be covering the human body specifically focusing on growing, changing and what keeps our bodies healthy. The R.E. theme for this term will be ‘Living a faith’ focusing on key religious figures. Alongside this, in PSHCE, we will be discussing Citizenship, Relationships, Personal Development and Lifestyles. We will also continue with the children’s learning of French.

Year 5 and 6 children will now benefit from our specialist music teacher, Kim Rooke, who visits every Monday afternoon to teach the children a range of musical skills, including vocal control, rhythm and pitch. The children will also get lots of practical playing opportunities using 'boomwhackers' (click for details), percussion instruments, keyboards, strings and brass instruments. Our music curriculum will also this term centre around Young Voices and the music associated with this performance. 


See our long term and medium term planning here.


Click the links below to see our Year 5/6 galleries...

Key Dates for Year 5 and 6

Young Voices (All Yr 5&6 to attend): Friday  10th January 2020

(day and evening)

SATs Week (Yr 6): Monday 11th-Friday 15th May 2020

Derwentwater Residential (Yr 6): Monday 18th-Friday 22nd May 2020




Games/P.E. kit will be needed as follows:

Upper Key Stage 2 Games - Monday afternoon

Class 7 indoor P.E. - Friday

Class 8 indoor P.E. - Thursday

Please ensure a full change of kit is available for all lessons, which will be outside, weather permitting.

A change of footwear is essential for outdoors. Can we also remind you that earrings/jewellery should not be worn on these days.


Year 5 Autumn 1 Spellings

Year 6 Autumn 1 Spellings

Children are expected to learn their weekly list of 10 spellings. To practice at home please follow some of the links below.


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



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Maths Homework

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.

For Big Maths, children also need to continue to practice their ‘learn-it’ facts and work on the quick recall of these.


We request that children read at home at least 3 times a week and children have a reading record book to keep a count of these reads. Children are rewarded within school for completing their reading homework at home. 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.