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Welcome to Upper Key Stage Two




Year 5 teacher: Mr Adam Thomson

Year 5 teaching assistant: Misss Vikki Lane & Mrs Jaki Portsmouth

Year 6 teacher:  Mr Chris Hearsey

Year 6 teaching assistant: Mrs Scott


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!


       Mr Thomson                      Mr Hearsey




Y5 and 6 top rockers:

1. Godzilla Bennington (Y5 - AG)            2. Roxy Palace (Y6 - CLP)       

3. Jah McPhillimy-Lovelock (Y6 - EC)     4. Mya Bell (Y6 - HP)               

5. Royal Hart (Y6 - FT)                          6. Bobbyzio Einziger  (Y5 - KN)     


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


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 Autumn 2 book: Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz





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

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 Autumn 2: Greek Myths








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's spelling rules for Autumn Term 1:

-Words containing the letter string ‘ough’


Y5's spellings for Autumn Term 1:

ought, bought, thought, nought, brought, fought

rough, tough, enough, cough

though, although, dough, through

thorough, borough, plough, bough


aloud/allowed, farther/father, heard/herd, morning/mourning past/passed, steal/steel


Y5's spelling rules for Autumn Term 2:

-Endings which are spelt –cious or –tious (including exceptions)

-Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words ending in –fer

Y5's spellings for Autumn Term 2:

attached, bargain, category, competition, excellent, forty, marvellous, programme, soldier, vegetable, popular



Y6's spelling rules for Autumn Term 1:

-Use of the hyphen

-Use of –ce (nouns) and  –se (verbs)

Y6's spellings for Autumn Term 1:

co-ordinate, re-enter, co-operate, co-own








Y6's spelling rules for Autumn Term 2:

-Words spelt ‘ei’ after ‘c’ (including exceptions)


Y6's spellings for Autumn Term 2:

according,achieve, community, desperate, develop, immediate(ly), necessary, recommend, sufficient, temperature




Year 5

Aut: Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi



Practise your singing here ... Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer (Karaoke Version) - YouTub


Year 6

Aut: Happy by Pharrell Williams               



Practise your singing here ... Pharrell Williams - Happy (Karaoke Version) - YouTube



Year 5 - Autumn 1 - Marvellous Mixtures 


Using our learning from our current Science topic, can you compelte the short check activity and complete the 5 question quiz.


Correctly identify the different items. If you complete the task, let Mr Thomson know and be rewarded with a MME!


What are the states of matter? - BBC Bitesize




Year 6 - Autumn 1 - Danger Low Voltage  


Using our learning from our current Science topic, can you complete the short game on this page?


Make the correct changes to the circuit to make them work. If you complete the task, let Mr Hearsey know and be rewarded with a MME! 


How can you change a circuit? - BBC Bitesize



Y5 History - Autumn 1 - Vikings


Vikings - Quick facts:


Top 10 Facts About Vikings!

Do you want to know about the Vikings? Check out these 10 facts about the Vikings...

The Vikings came from Scandinavia, which is where Sweden, Norway and Denmark are.

They were around from about the year 700 AD until 1100.

They sent their armies on longboats to other countries, including Britain and Ireland to take over some of the land.

1. Vikings didn’t wear horned helmets.

In lots of pictures Vikings are wearing horned helmets, especially when they were in battle. There is actually no evidence that they wore horns so it’s unlikely they had them on their helmets!

2. Vikings didn’t call themselves Vikings.

They didn’t call themselves Vikings. This name came later down the line.

The Vikings called themselves Ostmen and were also known as Norsemen, Norse and Danes.

3. They loved blonde hair!

You might not think Vikings cared about their appearance but they did!

They really liked blonde hair and found a way to dye it.

There were no hairdressers back then and so they used soap with something called lye in it which would lighten their hair.

4. Vikings made their own boats and ships.

The Vikings were brilliant at making boats and ships.

Their longboats could fit 60 people in at a time which was very impressive in those times.

5. The Vikings worshipped Gods!

The main Viking Gods were Odin, Thor and Frey.

Odin was the God of wisdom and war, Thor was the God of thunder and protector of mankind and Frey was the god of fertility.

It is believed that they liked to worship the Gods in the open air, in natural landmarks.

6. What does Viking mean?

Old Norse was the language that Vikings used.

In the Old Norse language ‘Viking’ meant ‘pirate raid’!

7. The days of the week are named after Viking Gods.

Yes, some of our days of the week are named after Viking Gods!

Odin, known as Woden, gave us the word Wednesday.

Tuesday and Friday are named after Tyr and Frigg.

Thursday was named after Thor!

8. Vikings loved to eat fish!

One of the main foods in the Viking’s diet was fish.

This is because they lived near the sea!

When it was warm outside they would hang the fish up to dry and eat it at a later date.

9. Viking funerals were like no other.

When an important Viking died, they would be given a funeral ceremony like no other.

They would be put on their boat with all of their belongings, including their animals and then would be pushed out to sea.

It would also be on fire!

10. Some of the words we use today come from the Old Norse language.

Some of the words we use come from the Vikings.

For example snort, lump, scrawny and anger.

Have you ever heard anyone use the word ‘beserk’?

This comes from the terrifying Viking warriors who wore animals skins and howled when they went to battle. They were called ‘beserkers’.


Can you write a 'Quick Fact list' about the Vikings?

Bring it into class to receive a MME and praise points.


Y6 History - Autumn 1 - Ancient Greece


Ancient Greece - Quick facts:


Top 10 facts about Ancient Greece!

Do you want to know about Ancient Greece?  Check out these 10 facts about Ancient Greece...

The Ancient Greek civilisation started around 2,500 years ago!

Back then they liked to explore and took different ideas from other countries and cultures to form their own civilisation.

Not only did they come from Greece, they were also in Italy, North Africa and France!


1. Ancient Greece had lots of city-states.

Ancient Greece was split up into lots of city states, some of which you might have heard of.

Some of the more popular ones are Sparta, Athens, and Olympia.

Each city had different laws, government and even their own army!

2. Marathons came from Ancient Greek times!

You’ve probably seen marathon races where you live or even on the television!

In Ancient Greece it is believed that a man called Pheidippides ran 26 miles from Marathon to Athens.

He wanted to announce the news of the victory of the battle of Marathon.

This is where the race comes from and why it is so long!

3. About one third of the Ancient Greeks were slaves.

There were different types of slaves in different city-states.

In Sparta, the state owned slaves called ‘Helots’. They had to grow crops and were forced to give some of what they grew to the state.

Athens treated slaves slightly better and welcomed them into family homes with a ceremony.

They also did jobs such as being a policeman, craftsman, and some even served in the navy.

No slaves were paid.

4. The juries were huge!

In a courtcase, they used large juries, sometimes up to 500 people!

Much more than the juries we use today.

Court case verdicts were often reached by the majority, but because there were so many people it wasn’t very fair.

5. They worshipped many Gods and Goddesses.

The Ancient Greeks worshipped lots of Gods and Goddesses, for different things!

They built temples and shrines where they could worship them.

You might recognise some of them here!

Aphrodite – Goddess of love and fertility
Apollo – God of the sun and music
Athena – Goddess of war
Hermes – The messenger of the Gods
Zeus – The Kind of the Gods.

6. 12 of the Gods and Goddesses lived on Mount Olympus.

Yes, it was believed that twelve Gods lived on Mount Olympus!

Apparently they had arguments and discussions there too.

Some very important Gods didn’t live there though. For example Hades, the God of the underworld.

7. Greeks called themselves ‘Hellenes’.

Greeks never called themselves Greeks! This name actually came from the Romans.

They call themselves ‘Hellenes’.

This is because the country of Greece was called ‘Hellas’.

8. The Romans copied the Greeks!

Many of the things that Romans did actually came from the Greeks.

You might have seen the Romans lying down when eating. They got this from the Greeks!

Also the worshipping of Gods, their language and even their building style was very similar.

9. The yo-yo was invented by the Ancient Greeks!

Scientists argue that the Greeks invented the yo-yo.

This was after they found a device which is very similar and dates back to 500BC.

It is believed that the yo-yo is the second oldest toy in world.

10. They also invented the first alarm clock!

An engineer called Ctesibus created a system where pebbles would be dropped onto a gong.

This would then make a loud sound.

Much different to the music or beeps you might hear now!


Can you write a 'Quick Fact list' about the Ancient Greece?

Bring it into class to receive a MME and praise points.