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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Year 5&6 Spring One Overview
Welcome back to an ‘out of this world’ half term in Years 5 and 6!
We are excited to introduce our new topic of ‘Earth and Space’. Within this topic we will be learning about the movement of Earth and other planets in relation to the Sun in the solar system, the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth, and how the Earth’s rotation explains why we have day and night.
Our English work this half term will also link to our Space topic and we will be reading and studying the novel ‘Phoenix’ by S. F. Said. We will have a focus on narrative writing (including developing knowledge of setting and character descriptions and building suspense in stories) leading up to the children writing their own Space stories. We will also continue to cover Year 5 and 6 spelling, punctuation and grammar objectives.
In maths, we are continuing to follow the National Curriculum objectives for each year group with a focus on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages (and Ratio and Proportion in Year 6).
The Year 6 children have one full term left before they begin their revision period after Easter. It is vital that they attend school every day in order to cover all of the objectives they need to learn before the SATs tests in May.
Please can you ensure your child brings in the correct weather-appropraite PE kit in the Holly coloyrs of black, blue, white or grey.
We look forward to another exciting and hard-working half term in Years 5 and 6.
Thank you for your continued support,
The 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 Mr McIlwaine