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Upper Key Stage 2

Welcome to Upper Key Stage Two




Year 5 teacher: Mr Adam Thomson

Year 5 teaching assistant: Mrs Tapper

Year 6 teacher:  Miss Becky Macey and 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                      Miss Macey




Year 5 and 6 top rockers:

Which top rockers will lead the leader board this half term?

Year 5                       Year 6

                               1. Marc La Rock (LD)                  1. Kathi Eitzel (KH) 

                               2. K. C. (CT)                               2. Mat Kannberg (LM)

                               3. Brock Rockdust (BK)              3. Meg Riley (KP)



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



Year 5 Autumn 1: The Boy at the Back of the Class

Year 5 Autumn 2: 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!

Afternoons in Year 5


This half term, we are learning about:

Computing - Game Creators

Geography - Europe - Food and Farming

DT - Bread Making

Science - Marvellous Mixtures

RE - Islamic Relief and Christian Aid

Music - Livin' on a Prayer

French - Numbers to 60 


Fun activities linked to our afternoon lessons this half term:



Have a go at the 2do task that has been set as a home task on your Purple Mash...

Can you create a code which shows the fastest snail?

Purple Mash by 2Simple




Do you want to learn about our fascinating topic of farming around the UK and Europe? Take a look at the video below. Write down 5 facts about farming within the UK and bring them in to Mr Thomson for a MME!




We will be getting hands on in DT by baking some bread in Year 5. We cant wait to see the next culinary masters.

Why not try some of these tasty recipes at home?




Using our learning from our current Science topic, can you complete 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




This half term we will be looking at Christian Aid and Islamic Relief. These are two charities that are doing important work across the globe.

Check out their websites below to see some of the amazing work that they are doing.




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




Afternoons in Year 6


This half term, we are learning about:

RE - Sikhs and Hindus (Key Leaders)

Computing - Quizzing

Science - Danger Low Voltage

DT - Steady Hand Game

Music - Happy by Pharrell Williams

History - Battle of Hastings

French - Numbers to 100





In this half term, we will be looking at key leaders with in two religions: Sikhism and Hinduism. Can you create your own leader and annotate it with the qualities needed?




In this topic, we will look at creating quizzes and blogging as a way to share feedback. Use Purple Mash to create your own quiz about your favourite topics. If you complete the task, let Miss Macey know and be rewarded with a MME!

Log in to Purple Mash





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 Miss Macey know and be rewarded with a MME! 


How can you change a circuit? - BBC Bitesize




In this half term, we will be looking at using our knowledge of electrical systems to create our own steady hand game. Use Purple Mash to design your own steady hand game.

See the pictures for inspiration.





In this topic, we will learn the song 'Happy'. Listen to the song to learn the words! 





In this topic, we will look at the significant turning point of the Battle of Hastings.  Can you remember what the Bayeux Tapestry looked like? Have a go at creating your own using the template provided. 

Bring it back to Miss Macey for a MME!