Upper Key Stage 2

In Years 5 and 6, we aim to support children in developing their independent learning behaviours so that they feel better equipped when transitioning to high school.  We also believe that it is important to nurture their sense of self so that they start to learn more about who they are and the amazing things they are capable of.  When looking back at their time with us, we want them to think about all the wonderful things they did, and this is why we are committed to offering a broad and balanced curriculum.

Look at what we have been learning about:

Week Commencing:  18 March 2019

This week in RE, Year 5/6 have been learning how Jewish people celebrate ‘Passover’.  This involved ‘acting out a Seder’ as a class, eating particular foods and thinking about how these foods link to the ‘Passover’ story.

Week Commencing:  4 March 2019

This week, we have been building on our artistic coastal representations from last week’s parent event! The children have been tasked with identifying key coastal landforms which they drew (e.g. headlands, cliffs and bays) and investigating the reasons why these exist (e.g. through erosion or deposition of material).

Week Commencing:  4 February 2019

In Year 5/6 this week, we have been busy exploring printmaking. We have planned our propaganda poster; evaluated what hurdles we may face and how we will overcome them (such as writing backwards); and made a start to our final outcomes. We look forward to sharing some of our final outcomes with you in next week’s newsletter.

Week Commencing:  3 December 2018

In Year 5/6 we have been writing newspaper reports. In Year 5, we reported on the devastating bombing of Exeter in May 1942 – known as the ‘Baedeker Raid’.  In Year 6, we have been reporting on events from both World Wars.  We imagined we were journalists reporting the key facts and information as well as quotes from the various people involved (punctuating perfectly of course!)

Week Commencing:  19 November 2018

Over the last few weeks (and this week) Year 56 we have been working on agility, balance, coordination, accuracy and ball skills. We have been rotating round a range of activities and have massively improved our technique whether jumping over hurdles, throwing at stumps, speed-bouncing basketballs, dribbling in hockey, ‘ladder’ sprinting or throwing bean bags at targets.  It’s been a lot of fun!

Week Commencing:  5 November 2018

In Year 5/6 we have been studying light, how it travels and how we see things. We made periscopes and thought about the science behind them. We also thought about when and where periscopes might be used and why. Thank you to everyone who brought in a cereal box!

Week Commencing:  29 October 2018

This week, the children put on their own shadow theatre performances. Using flat articulated cut-out figures (shadow puppets), which are held between a source of light and a translucent screen, the children told a range of weird and wonderful stories! In preparation for our parent event we are looking for Pringles tins for our pinhole cameras.