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Welcome to Upper Key Stage Two

 

   

 

Year 5 teacher: Mr Adam Thomson

Year 5 teaching assistant: Miss 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. 

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

 

       Mr Thomson                      Mr Hearsey

  

 

 

Y5 and 6 top rockers:

1.Tyler Idan (Y5 - I EL)

2.Jah McPhillimy-Lovelock (Y6 - EC)

3. Roxy Palace (Y6 - CLP)                       

4. Royal Hart (Y6 - HP)             

5. Royal Hart  (Y6 - FT)     

6. Milkshake Ocasek (Y6 - SV)

Literacy

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

 

 

 

Year 5 Summer 1: Boy at the Back of the class by  Onjali Rauf   

Year 5 Summer 2: Oranges in No Man’s Land by Elizabeth Laird 

 

 

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

 

 

Year 6 Summer 1 non-fiction (fantasy): The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkien

Year 6 Summer 2 non-fiction (historical):The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

 

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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 spelling rules for Summer Term 1:

Words with silent letters

doubt, island, lamb, solemn, thistle, knight

Homophones (see list below)

desert/dessert,

draft/draught,

principal/principle,

profit/prophet,

stationary/stationery

Y5's spellings for Summer Term 1:

ancient, convenience, embarrass, familiar, language, muscle, physical, queue, rhyme, shoulder, language

 

Y5's spelling rules for Summer Term 2:

Words ending in –able/-ably and -ible/-ibly

adorable/adorably (adoration), applicable/applicably (application), considerable/considerably (consideration), tolerable/tolerably (toleration)

 

changeable, noticeable, forcible, legible

 

dependable, comfortable, understandable, reasonable, enjoyable, reliable

 

possible/possibly, horrible/horribly, terrible/terribly, visible/visibly, incredible/incredibly, sensible/sensibly

 

Y5's spellings for Summer Term 2:

amateur, available, controversy, disastrous, harass, individual, neighbour, profession, rhythm, system, received

 

Y6's spelling rules for Summer Term 1:

Y6's spellings for Spring Term 1:

-Homophones 

-Prefixes (UN, DIS and MIS all have negative meanings)

see Edshed for full list 

appreciate, bruise, committee, criticise (critic+ise), environment, foreign, occupy, parliament, signature, thorough

 

Y6's spelling rules for Summer Term 2:

-Homophones 

-Prefixes (UN, DIS and MIS all have negative meanings)

see Edshed for full list 

Y6's spellings for Spring Term 2:

accommodate, conscious, exaggerate, existence, hindrance, prejudice, pronunciation, secretary, vehicle, yacht

MUSIC  

Year 5

 

SUM: Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Practise your singing here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh4vdrsZbio

 

 

 

Year 6

 

SUM: The music of Carole King  

 

 

Listen to a range of Carole Kingf songs and learn about our artist in the video links here... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAR_Ff5A8Rk 

SCIENCE

 

Year 5 - Summer 1 - Earth and Beyond

 

 

Using the learning from our current Science topic, and watching the video, can you complete Activity 1 on the link below by finding where day and night is?


Day and night - BBC Bitesize 

 

Correctly complete the task and if you do complete the task, let Mr Thomson know and be rewarded with a MME!

 

Challenge: Complete Activity 2 and 3 for extra praise points :) 

 

Year 5 - Summer 2 - Plant Reproduction 

 

 

How do flowering plants reproduce? - BBC Bitesize

 

Using this website to support you, can you label the different parts of the plant?

 

Bring in your OWN annotated image of a flower with all of the parts labelled. If you complete the task, Mr Thomson will reward you with a MME!

 

SCIENCE

 

Year 6 - Summer 1 - Everything Changes

 

 

 

 

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

 

How are fossils made? - BBC Bitesize

 

Fill in the gaps to make the statements correct and complete the 5 question check it quiz. If you complete the task, let Mr Hearsey know and be rewarded with a MME! 

 

 

Y5 History - Summer 2 - The Romans

 

Below you will find a wonderful link all about The Romans

 

Ancient Roman History for Kids - Fun Facts to Learn 

 

Can you make a timeline of The Romans ?

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

 

Roman Numerals

Roman numerals are the symbols used in a system of numerical notation based on the ancient Roman system.

Using your knowledge from Maths can you write your date of birth using Roman numerals? Bring it into class and we will display these on our working board 

Here's mine...

 

 

 

 

Y5 - The Romans - D&T Textiles 

 

 

Roman Chariots 

Check out an example of our mechanisms work linked to our Roman's Topic...

 

Here's an example of ??'s Roman Chariot... 

Ancient Egyptians Y6 History - Ancient Egyptians 

Below is a wonderful link all about the Ancient Egyptians. 

Ancient Egypt - KS2 History - BBC Bitesize

 

Here, you can watch videos, play interactive activities and complete 'Perform' quizzes. All of this will help prepare you for your learning across this topic. 

 

Can you write five favourite facts?

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

 

Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs 

Egyptian hieroglyphs  were the formal writing system used in Ancient Egypt, used for writing the Egyptian language. 

 

Below is a sheet of the runes. 

 

Can you write your name?

Or, a secret message to share with the class? 

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

 

 

Y6 - Structures - Art & Design  

 

Take a look at our Art and Design work linked to this topic... 

 

 

We created Death Masks and Canopic jars. We used mod roc to create our masks - similar to how Ancient Egyptians used cartonnage (a material made out of linen or papyrus that had been soaked in plaster). To create our jar lids, we made wire armatures. In both cases we finished the items using painting and/or glazing.

Egyptian hieroglyphics

Other afternoon lessons in Year 5:

This half term, we are learning about:

RE - Muslims and Christians: Who is inspiring?

 

We have been looking at inspirational figures and how important their beliefs are.

We also looked at how they are guided to be inspirational by their religion.

 

Take a look at the website below to learn more about Malala’s story

Malala's Story | Malala Fund 

 

Computing - Algorithms 

 

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

Purple Mash by 2Simple

 

Can you create a 3D model building that links to our RE?

Computing – Coding Champions

 

Have a go at the 2Do that has been set as a home task.

Can you create a code which shows the fastest snail?

Other afternoon lessons in Year 6:

This half term, we are learning about:

 

RE - Spiritual ideas through Art 

 

Using your learning, create an acrostic poem using the word

SPIRTIUAL 

 

Find some examples below...

 

 

Computing - Technology experts

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