Upper Key Stage 2

Introduction

The curriculum in Years 5 and 6 follows a thematic approach - making links, where possible between subjects. Each half term the focus of the work changes, for example one half term may have a science focus and the next half term may be led by a history theme. This enables the curriculum to be as rich as possible and to meet the varying needs and interests of the children throughout the course of the year.
 
Please click on the links below to see the termly overviews and parents may be interested in seeing the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 which can be accessed by clicking on the following link:
English is taught daily, with specific emphasis on reading and writing in a wide range of different text types. Children experience a wide range of texts and are inspired to write by varying stimuli, including stories, drama, films, music, computer games, TV programmes, news items and poetry. Wherever possible the English work is linked to the theme of the half term. Handwriting and spellings are also taught weekly. Children also experience Maths lessons every day. Each term the curriculum covers the aspects of place value, maths methods for the four operations, shape and space, data handling, fractions, decimals, percentages, number sequences, measures and co-ordinates. Word problems are posed through every aspect of the Maths curriculum in order to ensure that our pupils are able to apply their skills to problem solving tasks. More details of the curriculum for maths can be found by clicking on the following overview.  We have also put together a summary of our approach to teaching written methods of calculation which we hope parents will find helpful.  Again, please click on each of these links to see this information.
The following documents detail our assessment bands used for Reading and Writing. Please click on these links to access this information:
Wherever possible, the curriculum in Years 5 and 6 is enhanced by additional learning experiences outside of the classroom, for example a visit to a place of historical significance or a visit to the local parkland to experience living things in the local environment. Relevant visitors, are also welcomed to support and motivate our young people in their learning. Alongside this, at various points during the year, we engage in themed weeks, for example, Dragon Week, One World Week, Science week etc, to enrich the learning both in and outside of the classroom in the classroom.

Please click on the links below to see the long-term curriculum overviews for each term. Please note that the school year 2016-2017 is Cycle A.
KS2 Spelling Lists
Homework

Here you can access the latest homework issued to your child.

Year 5
Year 6
Newsletters
Learning out of school

We have put together a number of web site links which we believe are helpful in supporting children's learning, in particular English and Maths out of school. In addition the school pays a subscription to Espresso to enable the children to access these resources out of school. All children are given the log in details to enable them to access these sites.

In addition, we will post any relevant details on this page of the website which are pertinent to current learning or homework tasks. This is a developing part of the school's web-site which we are planning to continually improve.