Swinton Queen Primary School

Welcome to our school

Queen Street, Mexborough, South Yorkshire S64 8NE

enquiries@sqp.wwpat.org

01709 570 438

UKS2

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. 

Class 1 

Mrs McArdle- Class Teacher  

Miss Staniforth – TA

Mrs Mincher  - TA

Class 2

Mrs Winfield- Class Teacher

Mrs Saad- TA

 

Class 3 

Miss Wagstaff  - Class Teacher

Mrs Heath-TA

 

In Upper Key Stage Two this term we will be studying the Romans. We will be looking at all aspects of the Roman daily life, entertainment, artwork and their impact on Britain. 

Learning at Home 

Reading

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. 

Spelling

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. 

 

Maths Resources

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.
Corbett Maths


Times tables

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 

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 

Spelling shed 

Timestable Rockstars

Sumdog 

Purple Mash 

Spag.com (Year 6 only)

Read Theory

Twinkl- Lots of games and activities.

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