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. Our Yammer feed below will give you regular updates about life in Years 5 and 6.
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Overview – Spring Two 2018
This half-term our main topic is The Anglo-Saxons. We will be learning about the history of this group of invaders and the reasons why they chose to settle in Britain. We will also look into how they brought law and order into Britain, what evidence we have today that showed that they were here and famous Anglo-Saxons including Alfred the Great.
Our English work will focus on the well-known Anglo-Saxon legend of Beowulf where we will be studying the language of legends, making predictions about the story and focusing on writing and punctuating dialogue accurately. This unit will end with the children planning and writing their very own Anglo-Saxon legend.
Our maths work will continue to follow the National Curriculum for years 5 and 6 and each class will be focussing on a different area including decimals, measure and geometry.
This half-term is a crucial time for the Year 6 children as the SATs tests are rapidly approaching. It is important that your child is in school to prevent missing vital lessons and that they come ready to learn and with a positive attitude. Mock SATs week will commence on Monday 19th March, with all Year 6 children carrying out the tests as they will do in actual SATs week.
Thank you for your continued support and our doors are always open if you want to ask us anything.
Year 5/6 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