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Welcome to Upper Key Stage Two

Year 5 teacher: Mrs Sarah Welsh

Year 5 teaching assistant: Mr Ryan Roberts

Year 6 teachers:  Mr Chris Hearsey & Mr Victor Dimakopoulos

 

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. 

MATHS

 

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! https://play.ttrockstars.com

 

       Mrs Welsh                       Mr Hearsey

  

 

 

Y5 and 6 top rockers:

1. Smokey Bishop (Y5 - IB)         2. London Bush (Y6 - PA)          3. Kandace Owens (Y5 - SB)

4. Jazzy Mercury (Y6 - JB)        5. Jeff Arthur (Y5 - DW)        6. Franky Spatula (Y5 - EMF)

Topic

 

Our Topic this term is: Peasants, Princes and Pestilence 

 

Flee your fields, close your doors and pull up the drawbridge: the dreaded and deathly ‘Great Pestilence’ is here! Mount your steed and gallop through the dark and deadly world of 14th century Britain, sword and shield at the ready, pledging your allegiance to king and country!

 

Y5 started our Topic by exploring the 'character' Pestilence. We then listened to 'Danse Macabre' by composer Camille Saint-Saens and used the music to create a dance with our partner to show 'Pestilence'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEUyrXh_oKs 

 

    

 

 

See below for some more fun facts, definitions and home learning ideas...

TOPIC

Our Topic last term was: Frozen Kingdom

 

Get ready to explore the planet's coldest lands... Vast wilds and hostile territories - incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly. Be alert, for magnificent mammals roam these lands, sometimes hungry or fresh for a fight. Get ready to learn all about the Arctic and Antarctica...

Winter is the coldest month in the UK, running roughly from December to February (although November can often suffer very wintry conditions too). Temperatures often get as low as freezing point (0oC), though not too much colder usually.

 

When it snows, it's always fun to build a snowman. Next time it snows, build a snowman and bring in a photo to show the class! 

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Both the Arctic (North Pole) and Antarctic (South Pole) are cold because they don’t get any direct sunlight. The sun is always low on the horizon, even in the middle of summer. In winter, the sun is so far below the horizon that it doesn’t come up at all for months at a time. So the days are just like the nights—cold and dark. However, the South Pole is a lot colder than the North Pole. 

 

Why?

The Arctic is ocean surrounded by land. Antarctica is land surrounded by ocean.

The ocean under the Arctic ice is cold, but still warmer than the ice! So the ocean warms the air a bit. Antarctica is dry—and high. Under the ice and snow is land, not ocean. And it’s got mountains; the higher you go, the colder it gets.

 

 

See below for some more fun facts and home learning ideas...

TOPIC

 

Autumn 1 Topic : Scream Machine

 

Roll up, roll up! You're going on a day trip to Drayton Manor to soak up the unique sights, smells and sounds of the theme park.

We will be learning about the science behind rollercoasters and designing your own ride.

 

 

In our lesson, we used Microsoft Word and Publisher to photoshop our faces onto a ride.

 

See below for some helpful links to fun facts and home learning ideas:

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LITERACY

 

Year 5 Spring 1 book: Oranges in No Man's Land by Elizabeth Laird

 

 

Year 5 Autumn 2 book: Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo

Year 5 Autumn 1 book: Billionaire Boy by David Walliams

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

 

      

 

Year 6 Spring 1 book: Dragonology by The Templar Company

 

 

Year 6 Autumn 2 book: Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Year 6 Autumn 1 book: Eye of the Wolf by Daniel Pennac

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

 

    

Y5 performing poetry (Aut 1)

Y5 spent the week exploring narrative poems such as Charles Causley's By St Thomas Water. We developed improvisation skills, planned and wrote our own verses to the poem and then learnt parts of the poem off by heart. Here is our whole class performance of the poem.

MUSIC

 

Year 5, Spr 1: Make You Feel My Love by Adele

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh1uZzVoSi8 

 

Year 5, Aut 2: Classroom Jazz             Year 5, Aut 1: Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi

                

                                                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXsmGSnq3lE

 

Year 6, Spr 1: Don't Stop Believing by Journey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k8craCGpgs 

 

 Year 6, Aut 2: Classroom Jazz 2         Year 6, Aut 1: Happy by Pharrell Williams

                        

                                                             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0m3Lfkzcw4

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