Welcome to Year 5 & Year 6 (Upper Key Stage Two)
Children have now entered their final two years at Holly Primary School and we aim to ensure there is a balance between a stimulating and exciting curriculum and preparation for their end-of-year assessments. We place a greater emphasis on further developing independence and responsibility for their own learning. We aim to encourage a more mature attitude through participation in initiatives such as DARE, British Values and PSHE.
In addition to all of the hard work, the children can look forward to our longer residential experiences in Walesby and Edale alongside other exciting trips. We have three classes in upper Key Stage Two and we operate an open-door policy where parents are always welcome. Miss Millington is very excited to have joined our team. Our Yammer feed below will give you regular updates about life in Years 5 and 6.
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Overview – Spring One 2018
Happy New Year and welcome back to a magical half term in Year 5 and 6.
Our topic this half term is Harry Potter and all the children received their acceptance letters to Hogwarts on Monday ready to start off the topic. We are all excited about the visits to Warner Bros. Studios on Tuesday 16th and Friday 19th January in which the children will get to explore some of the sets from the Harry Potter films and will take part in a film based workshop.
All of our English work will link to our Harry Potter theme, beginning with a book study about The Philosopher’s Stone in which we will focus on character and setting descriptions. We will then focus on the genre of newspapers, looking in more detail about the structure and how to use quotes in a report. The children will work towards writing a full newspaper report about an event from the story. We will then finish with a story writing unit, in which the children will plan and write their own Harry Potter mini adventure.
All maths work will continue to follow the National Curriculum, with us moving onto looking at fractions, decimal and percentages. As part of this all children will understand how to covert between improper fractions and mixed numbers, understand the methods for adding and subtracting fractions and begin to multiply mixed numbers by whole numbers. Year 6 children will also move onto dividing fractions by whole numbers.
Our science topic this half term will be ‘Solids, liquids and gases’ in which we will classify according to their properties, look at the properties of the particles in each one and will look at separating mixtures. We will also be carrying out an investigation into dissolving.
All children need to have an appropriate PE kit in school each day in case of timetable changes due to weather. This kit must consist of long trousers, a change of t-shirt and a hoody or warm jumper in the Holly school colours (blue, black, white or grey). They may also wear gloves and a hat for outdoor PE sessions when it is very cold.
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, please feel free to come in and speak to one of us.
Year 5 and 6 team.
Homework will be handed out on a Friday and children will note when it needs to be returned in their homework diaries. Please note that additional homework may be given out at different times of the week. We aim to encourage independence as they move towards secondary school.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to come and see us, our doors are always open!
Thank you for your continued help and support.
Miss Godfrey, Miss Middleton and Mrs Freer