Upper Key Stage 2

On this page you will find information and updates for Aquarius, Aquila, Antares and Libra classes.

Destination Outer Space!

Year 5 pupils were set a homework project challenge based on our theme ‘Destination Outer Space!’ many of our pupils are now Space Experts! Their projects are really impressive and we would like to share them with you. Here are a selection of images of their work:

French TEAMs Call

On Monday 6th December, Aquila class in Year 5 had a TEAMs call with our French friends at La Sidoine School in Trevoux. It was great to see them again and learn about each others’ cultures. Today, our focus was Christmas traditions. We sang ‘Le bonhomme de neige’ to them and they sang 2 English carols to us: ‘Joy to the World’ and ‘Silent Night’.

We are exchanging Christmas cards with them, which is exciting.

Year 5: Planetarium

We had an exciting opportunity to explore Space in a practical manner. We learnt lots of good facts, put our knowledge from our Science lessons to the test and took part in some star gazing inside the dome.

Throughout the show/workshop, our pupils recalled so many interesting facts that they already knew – which impressed the presenter- and also learnt many more facts. It was super to see the night sky and explore the constellations.

Year 5 - Space Projects

In Year 5, we have had great fun learning about Space this term in Science. We were challenged to carry out our own research at home to create out very own, unique projects. We have learnt even more fun facts!

Year 5: Planets

For the last 2 weeks, Year 5 have been researching information about planets and working in groups to create a non-chronological report on aspects of our Solar System. Great team work and a super effort to consider authorial intent with designing the page layout.

Antares Class: WW1 Slab Pots

Antares Class created slab pots based on designs from WW1.

Year 5: Safety Week

Last week, 8th -12th November we celebrated and recognised Safety week in School. One of our activities in Year 5 was designing and making a hi-vis tag for our bags, to help us be seen at dusk/in the dark.

One side was a fluorescent/neon design to help us to be bright and to be seen on dull days; the other side was reflective to help us to be seen at dusk/in the dark.

Have a look at some of our tags.

Year 5: Anti-Bullying Week

As part of recognising Anti-Bullying Week (15th-19th November 2021), Year 5 have explored what bullying is and how it makes people feel. They discussed a variety of scenarios where children were being unkind and made suggestions on how to resolve the situations. As the theme this year is ‘One Kind Word’, our Y5 pupils designed and painted an Anti-bullying/Kindness superhero. It was the first time they have used watercolours- they were impressed with their art. Which superhero would you seek advice from? Take a look….

Amazon reports

Year 6 created their own non-chronological reports on the Amazon rainforest and was asked to present their work as creatively as they could.

English Writing

This week we are independently writing our own complaint letters, using persuasion. We are using the skills we have already learnt when writing a piece for ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ to help us generate our ideas and today our chairs went on strike as they wanted to quit! We were not happy with them.

Bronze Young Ambassadors

We have selected our eight Bronze Young Ambassadors for this academic year and we attended training last night with other schools. We learnt our job roles, what qualities we need in order to be a great BYA and how to work as a team. We even won every challenge set on the evening! We set ourselves targets for the year in order to promote healthy lifestyles and physical activity across the school. We are excited for our journey this year!

Short Division

In our Maths lesson today (11.10.21), Year 6 have started their unit of work on ‘Short Division’. Using manipulatives and a place value grid, we began to ‘group’ our manipulatives to help us solve short division calculations (with and without exchange).