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 – Autumn Two
Welcome back to an exciting and busy half term on the lead up to Christmas! Our topic this half term is ‘Water’ with our learning question being ‘Will you ever see the water you drink again?’ As part of this topic we will be learning about the water cycle, rainfall across the world and how water is used as energy. We will also be learning about the history of the Titanic and its maiden voyage. All English work will link to our main topic and we will be writing a persuasive text, a letter and a discursive text. In maths we will continue to follow the National Curriculum which will be moving on to fractions, decimals and percentages. Please ensure your child is completing their homework and bringing it in on time and check their reads in their English Journal are signed and up to date.
Play rehearsals for our Christmas Panto ‘Aladdin Trouble’ will begin this week. We are excited to get stuck into a brand new performance and the children are well underway with learning their lines. A letter about costumes will be sent out in the next couple of weeks.
PE lessons will continue outdoors, weather permitting, so could you please ensure your child is bringing the correct PE kit with trousers and a warm jumper/hoodie in the Holly PE colours of blue, black, white or grey.
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.
PE will commence week beginning 12th September and correct PE kit must be in school at all times.
We are excited that all children in Year 5 and 6 will be taking part in the DARE programme this year. These sessions will begin on Wednesday for Miss Godfrey’s class and Thursday for Miss Millington and Miss Middleton’s classes. Children are expected to read regularly and note this in their reading journals. In addition to their weekly homework children will need to complete a reading journal activity page.
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