Year Groups

Year Five & Six

Welcome to Upper Key Stage Two (Y5 & Y6)

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.

Mr. Ashley McIlwaine - KS2 Teacher, SENDco, Physical Education
Mrs Amy Middleton - Assistant Headteacher, KS2 Teacher, Mathematics, Appraisal & Quality First Teaching, WSCP
Miss Sophie McGuiness - Deputy Headteacher, Child Protection, Assessment, Closing the Gap, Appraisal, Quality First Teaching, SLE, SIP lead, WSCP, Student placements, Attendance
Mrs Jade Topliss - KS2 Teacher

Learning Overview – Autumn One 2021

Welcome back to a new year in Years 5 and 6.

Our main theme for this half term is World War Two. As part of this work, the children will learn about the causes of the war, the role of Adolf Hitler and how people’s lives were affected. Our visit to the Holocaust Centre on Thursday 30th September will focus more closely on the lives of Jewish people and how they were affected by the war. The day will allow the children to follow the ‘journey’ of a Jewish child named Leo.

All our English lessons will also be linked to World War Two. We will begin by studying the book ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ in which the children will learn about the life of evacuee children who moved to the countryside.  We will then move onto studying ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’, looking at extracts from her diary and again focussing on the lives of Jewish people. Finally, we will spend some time working on the short, animated film ‘The Piano’ in which the children will take on the role of a soldier and think about his memories.

Our maths lessons this half term will all be focussing on ‘number’ and understanding place value. Children will extend their prior knowledge of rounding, comparing and ordering numbers, moving onto working with numbers into millions. We also plan to give the children opportunities for problem solving and working as groups to practise reasoning.

PE sessions for Year 5 and 6 will take place on a Friday. Children will need to come into school dressed in their Holly PE kit ready for their sessions with Mr Lacey.

English Journals have been given out to the children. They will be set a weekly task to complete and hand in for the following Monday. We ask you to sign these pages to ensure the children have completed the activity and filled in their reading section for reading at home. Please encourage your children to note how many pages/chapters they have read when adding up their 100 reads. Children will also be set an additional piece of homework to be completed by the set date given in their homework diary.

Our doors are always open if you need to speak to us and we thank you for your continuing support.  We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead!

Topics include…

Harry Potter

WW1 & WW2

U.S.A

Titanic

Space

Egyptians

Opportunities

Maths Club

Secondary Transition

D.A.R.E

Enterprise Days

Swimming

Choir

Visits & Visitors

Holocaust Centre

Fire Station

Walesby Camping

Harry Potter World

Edale Residential

Space Centre

Values & Themes

Teamwork

Pride

Creativity

Enjoyment

Family

Support

Extra Information & Site Links

English Journals will be given out to the children. They will be set a weekly task to complete and hand in for the following Monday. We ask you to sign these pages to ensure the children have completed the activity and filled in their reading section for reading at home. Please encourage your children to note how many pages/chapters they have read when adding up their 100 reads. Children will also be set English or Maths homework to be completed by the set date given in their homework diary.

Our doors are always open if you need to speak to us and we thank you for your continuing support. We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead!

Thank you for your continued help and support.

Miss Godfrey, Miss Middleton and Mr McIlwaine

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