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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. 

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 (Y6 - IB)                     2. Franky Spatula (Y6 - EMF)       

3. Roxy Palace (Y5 - CLP)                       4. Jah McPhillimy-Lovelock (Y5 - EC)               

5. Dolores Wolf (Y6 - JS)                      6. Mya Bell (Y5 - HP)     

Literacy

 

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 5 Spring 2 book: Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo

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

 

            

 

 

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

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

Year 6 Spring 1: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyce

Year 6 Spring 2: Eye of the Wolf by Daniel Pennac

Year 6 Summer 1: Dragonology by Ernest Drake

 

 

      

 

          

Spelling

 

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!

https://play.edshed.com/login

 

Y5's spellings for this term: ancient, convenience, embarrass, familiar, language, muscle, physical, queue, rhyme, shoulder

 

Y6's spelling rules for this term: *y to i *silent letters *air *ch (k) *ear *are

MUSIC  

Year 5

Aut: Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi

Spr: Make You Feel My Love by Adele

Sum: Fresh Prince of Bel Air by Will Smith

 

 

 

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

 

Year 6

Aut: Happy by Pharrell Williams 

Spr: Classroom Jazz                  

 

          

 

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

SCIENCE

 

Year 5 - Sum 1 topic: Earth and Beyond

 

Using our learning from our curent Science topic, can you answer these quiz questions?

Write down the answers and bring them into school! MME and praise points for the correct answers!!

 

1) The Sun, Earth and Moon are what shape?

2) What is the missing word in the sentence below?

The Sun is at the _________ of our Solar System.

3) Is the Moon a light source?

4) Why do we have day and night?

5) Name four phases of the Moon.

6) Which scientist (that we looked at) believed that the Earth was at the centre of our Solar System?

7) Which scientist discovered that the planet's orbits are elliptical not circular?

8) Give two facts about Mae Jemison and Katherine Johnson.

 

 

TOPIC

 

Y6 - SUM 1 - Arctic and Antarctic

 

In Year 6 this term, we are starting to study the Arctic and Antarctic.

 

 

Arctic Quick facts:

*The Arctic is located at the northernmost part of our planet. Scientists usually define the Arctic as the area above the ‘Arctic Circle’ — an imaginary line that circles around the top of the globe.

*The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean and parts of Canada, Russia, the USA, Greenland, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland.

*Because of the Earth’s tilt, for at least one day a year there’s an entire day of darkness in this freezing region — and also a full day of sunshine. Imagine that!

*Temperatures as low as –70°C have been recorded in northern Greenland. Brrrrr!

5. Despite the freezing-cold temperatures, approximately four million people call this wintery wonderland home! Amongst these are the indigenous people of the Arctic, called the ‘Inuits‘. They’ve found ingenious ways to survive in one of the harshest environments on our planet.

 

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

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

 

 

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!

 

https://www.oddizzi.com/teachers/explore-the-world/places/europe/

https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/europe-facts.html

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!

 

  

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvsfr82/articles/zd4rmfr

 

https://discoveringantarctica.org.uk/introducing-antarctica/imagining-antarctica/wilderness-challenge/ 

 

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: 

 

     

 

 

      

 

Remembrance

 

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

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