Welcome to Upper Key Stage Two,
In our key stage the children are aged between 10 and 11. We have three classes one year 5 class, a mixed year 5 and 6 class and a year 6 class. The school day starts at 8.50a.m and finishes at 3.15p.m. It is important to ensure your child is in class for 8.50a.m to complete their morning learning task during register so they are ready to start lessons at 9.00a.m.
Mrs McArdle- Class Teacher
Miss Staniforth – TA
Mrs Mincher - TA
Mrs Winfield- Class Teacher
Mrs Saad- TA
Miss Wagstaff - Class Teacher
Our spring term topic is Comparing Localities. We will be studying our local area and then comparing it to Whitby. The children will be given the opportunity to learn about the Great Plague, Places of interest in their own locality, about famous people linked to Whitby such as Captain Cook, Bram Stoker and William Scoresby and will study coastal features and changes to coastlines. Please find below a link to our topic web for this term.
Comparing Localities Topic Web
Learning at Home
Please support us in school by listening to your child read at least three times a week and record this in their reading log. Reading logs can be brought into school from a Wednesday to be stamped in class. Once a child has 3 stamps they will receive a stamp on the reading chart and after 10 stickers each child will receive a prize. We also encourage children to access the Read Theory website to support thier reading comprehension.
Please help your children practise any spellings sent home these can also be practised using spelling shed. Find below a list of year 5 and 6 statutory spellings that children are expected to know.
Link to spelling list.
In school we use White Rose Maths planning to support our teaching and learning. Below is a link to a series of lessons for each year group.
White Rose Maths
Corbett Maths provides questions covering a range of Mathematical topics. There are four levels of difficulty and problems are set each day. These are suitable for Key Stage Two.
Children are encouraged to learn and apply their knowledge of their times tables effectively to solve problems. To help the children with this we use the fantastic website - Times Table Rockstars.
PE kits are as follows:
- School white T-shirt
- Black shorts
- Suitable trainers / plimsolls
A track suit can be worn in the winter months. No baggy T-Shirts as these can be dangerous. Parents are responsible for ensuring their child brings their PE kit to school when needed.
No jewellery is allowed to be worn during swimming or P.E. as it can get caught on the equipment.
Although we do have set PE days the timetable in school may change due to other events happening in school so we ask children to bring the PE kit to school on a Monday and leave it until Friday. Now the weather is starting to get a little bit warmer we will also try to get outside when we can.
Links to help support learning at home
Twinkl- Lots of games and activities.
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