Swinton Queen Primary School

Swinton Queen Primary School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

Queen Street, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, S64 8NE


01709 570438

Upper KS2

Welcome to Upper Key Stage Two, 

In our key stage the children are aged between 10 and 11. From September we will have three mixed Year 5 and Year 6 classes. Each class will be lead by a class teacher with support staff shared across the phase to support the needs of children. This means that support staff will work in more than one of the classes with a range of children. 

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 
Shakespeare - Miss Wagstaff and Mrs Cunningham 8.50am 3.15pm
Lewis - Mrs Winfield 8.50am 3.15pm
Tennyson - Mrs McArdle 8.50am 3.15pm

Assistant Head and Phase Leader - Mrs McArdle

Support staff working within Upper Key Stage 2

Mrs Horsfield

Mrs Heath

Mrs Mincher

Miss Staniforth

Mr Parkin

Mr Allen

Learning at Home 



Please support us in school by listening to your child read at least fourtimes a week and record this in their reading log. Reading logs can be brought into school from a Wednesday to be stamped in class. 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.



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