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Welcome to Upper Key Stage Two




Year 5 teacher: Mrs Sarah Welsh

Year 5 teaching assistant: Mrs Fina Bongiovi

Year 6 teacher:  Mr Chris Hearsey

Year 6 teaching assistant: Miss Lane


Welcome to our Year 5 and Year 6 class page...


The Year 5 and 6 staff will be adding content to this page for you to enjoy throughout the year that will link to the subjects we are covering. We hope you have lots of fun exploring our page. 



As you know, by the time you leave Year 4 you should know all of your times tables up to 12x12.

Please keep on practising on Times Tables Rock Stars to increase your fluency and instant recall.


Challenge any of the Year 5 or 6 teachers to see if you can beat them! MME for anyone who beats the teacher!


       Mrs Welsh                       Mr Hearsey




Y5 and 6 top rockers:

1. Smokey Bishop (Y6 - IB)                     2. Franky Spatula (Y6 - EMF)       

3. Jah McPhillimy-Lovelock (Y5 - EC)      4. Dolores Wolf (Y6 - JS)                 

5. Mya Bell (Y5 - HP)                              6. Jeff Arthur (Y6 - DW)     



Year 5's Geography Topic (Aut): Food & Farming in Europe


*Did you know that there are over 40 countries in Europe? Which ones can you remember from our Geography lessons? Can you remember the capital cities of them?


*European countries grow all sorts of crops:

France: From cereal crops, to beef, pork and poultry to fruit and vegetables.

Germany: Milk, pork, beef, poultry, cereals, potatoes, wheat, barley, cabbages, and sugar beets.

Belgium: The nation's main crops include barley, corn, potatoes, sugar beets, wheat, and assorted fruits and vegetables.

Romania: Main crops include maize, wheat, rye, barley, vegetables, sunflower, potatoes, sugar beet, soybeans and fruit.


*The Netherlands is one of the world's largest exporters of agricultural and food products, thanks to its innovative agrifood technology.




Which European country did you look at during lessons? How did their farming differ to these countries? 


See below for more fun facts, challenges, home learning ideas and a word search!

Year 5's DT Topic (Aut): Bread Making


During our DT week, we made wholemeal bread adding a range of ingredients to make it either sweet, savoury or healthier.


Here's some bread that Mrs Welsh made at home in preparation for the week.

Can you tell from just looking at the image what ingredients she added to each roll?



Choose from: *Chocolate chips *Cranberries *Onion *Garlic *Raisins *Apple *Sunflower seeds *Cheese *Poppy seeds *Sundried tomatoes 


Using our learning, which are savoury fillings and which are sweet?


See below for the recipe we followed. 

Year 6's Geography Topic (Aut): The World - Climate zones and Time zones.


How many climate zones are there and how do they differ?


1. Tropical

Around the Equator we have tropical climates which are hot and humid, this is where you’ll find the world’s rainforests.


2. Arid

Then there are arid or dry climates – like you’d find in deserts.


3. Mediterranean

Next is Mediterranean with hot dry summers, and cooler wetter winters.


4. Temperate

Then there are temperate climates. That’s what we have in the UK, where summers are mild and winters aren’t too cold.


5. Continental

In areas that are a very long way from the sea, the climate is continental with long, cold winters and short, hot summers.


6. Polar

Finally, there’s polar climates which experience long periods of extreme cold.



See below for more fun facts, challenges, home learning ideas and a quiz!



Year 6's Art Topic (Aut): Drawing Landscapes


We have looked at famous landscape artists and their work. Which artists can you remember?


After looking at Art and Design techniques, including drawing with different medias, we studied our local area. We picked a local landscape view and used our learning to create these final pieces: 







Year 5 Autumn 1 book: Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo

Year 5 Autumn 1 narrative poem: By St Thomas Water by Charles Causley

Year 5 Class Read: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis 

Year 5 Autumn 2 book: Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

Year 5 Spring 1 book: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis





Year 6 Autumn 1 book: The Giant's Necklace by Michael Morpurgo

Year 6 Autumn 1 narrative poem: The Highway Man by Alfred Noyes

Year 6 Class Read: The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkien 







A great way to practise your spellings is by using our spelling learning platform: Spelling Shed. This allows you to practise your spellings in a fun and engaging way.


Click on the link below and start earning points!


Y5 and 6 top spellers:     These results are from your 'Total Score' not 'Shed Score'

1. Y5 - CM       2. Y5 - CLP        3. Y5 - FT

4. Y5 - AS       5. Y5 - GB         6. Y5 - RP


Y5's spellings for this term: attached, competition, excellent, forty, marvellous, programme, soldier, popular, vicious, precious, delicious, suspicious, ambitious, cautious, anxious, referring, reference, referee, preferred, transference


Y6's spellings for last term: aggressive, especially, frequently, identity, opportunity, 

relevant, symbol, precious, ancient, familiar, language, muscle, physical, queue, shoulder, 

language, amateur, available, controversy, harass, individual, neighbour, profession, system, 



Aut: Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi


Year 6, Aut: Happy by Pharrell Williams                     





In Golden Time in November, Year 5 and 6 created poppies to show respect to those who have fought for us. They did an amazing job.



Y5: CLP, IF (top right), HP (bottom right)



                                         Y6: SBH                                    Y6: MH