Swinton Queen Primary School

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Queen Street, Mexborough, South Yorkshire S64 8NE


01709 570 438

Swinton Queen Primary School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust


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.

Start and finish times for each class. Please can we remind you to bring and collect your child at their allocated time to avoid a build up of adults and children on the school grounds. 

Start Time Finish Time 
Class 3  9.10am 3.30pm
Class 2  9.10am 3.30pm
Class 1  9.10am 3.30pm

Class 1 

Mrs McArdle- Class Teacher  

Miss Staniforth – TA

Mrs Mincher  - TA

Class 2

Mrs Winfield- Class Teacher

Mrs Heath- TA


Class 3 

Mrs Drake  - Class Teacher

Mrs Saad-TA


Spring Term  

This term in UPKS2, the children will have the opportunity to learn about the ancient Greeks and read some of the myths and legends around their gods and monsters. Our novel study this term will be Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone. Literacy tasks will be linked to the novel and children will have the opportunity to create their own wands, advertise them and make spells with them. They will write about their own mythical beasts or monsters using their knowledge of folktales and myths. In science, we will look to the stars and planets and make posters and models of the solar system. This will also link with music in which the children will listen to and find out about the composer Holst and his work 'The planets'.

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 their 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. 


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.



Due to the current situation children will not be getting changed for PE in school so we ask that they come to school in their PE kit on their PE days. 

UKS2 PE Days

Class 3  Wednesday
Class 2  Thursday
Class 1  Thursday


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


Purple Mash 

Spag.com (Year 6 only)

Read Theory

Twinkl- Lots of games and activities.

BBC Bitesize