Upper Key Stage 2 Classes

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

Aquila and Ursa
Class Teachers:

Mrs Dowding, Mrs Clark and Mrs Sutton

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Braginton and Miss Stretton

Welcome to Year 5: Aquila and Ursa

Through following the school’s ‘Be A Star’ motto, Year 5 seek opportunities to develop team-work skills, alongside developing independence and confidence in themselves as young people. We want our pupils to enjoy their learning journey, and to achieve the highest standards they are capable of during their time with us.

Every week, Year 5 will be set appropriate homework tasks. Our expectations are: 

  • Reading: For 20 minutes, 3 times a week. We ask that an adult signs their purple Reading Record as evidence that their child has read. It is beneficial for your child to read aloud to an adult regularly too, to support reading fluency and expression, along with providing opportunities to discuss the shared text, developing comprehension and understanding. 
  • Reading Comprehension: Read the short text and answer the questions. This task will be marked together on a Wednesday and a new task will be given out) 
  • Spellings: Practising set spellings regularly (to be tested on a Friday -usually- and a new set of spellings will be given out). 
  • Times Table Rock Stars: For 15 mins, 3 times a week 

Our P.E. days are on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure your child has their P.E. kit in school on these days (and that it is suitable for the changeable weather- some units of learning are led outside, even in the colder and wetter months). Children with longer hair should have their hair tied up please, and any earrings or watches need to be removed. 
To minimise cases of lost property, please ensure all times of clothing are named, so they can be returned to their rightful owner if misplaced.  

Our overarching themes for Year 5 are: 

Term 1: Who are National Parks for?
Term 2: Anglo-Saxon Invasion
Term 3: Viking Conflicts
Term 4: The Mayan Civilisation
Term 5: Why are oceans so important to us?
Term 6: Why is ‘Fair Trade’ fair?

Aquarius and Libra
Class Teachers:

Miss Jaques and Miss Hannam

Teaching Assistants:

Miss Patrick, Mrs Kirkham and Mrs Plaice

About Us:

Libra and Aquarius are fabulous classes full of Year 6 children who pride themselves on being excellent role models to both their peers and younger children within school. 
In Year 6, children can take on a number of additional roles and responsibilities including the roles of ‘House Captain’, ‘Vice House Captain’ and ‘Sports Ambassadors’.  Through undertaking these roles, the children can develop their own self-esteem and confidence whilst also showcasing our school’s ‘Be a Star!’ values (Strength, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect).


The children will participate in two PE lessons every week on Thursday and Friday afternoons.
The children’s first PE lesson of the week (Thursday PM) will be taught by Miss Barton.  In this lesson, the children will learn a range of sporting skills and develop their understanding of different rules and competitive games.  The children’s second PE lesson of the week will take place on a Friday afternoon and will be taught by Miss Jaques and Miss Hannam.  In these lessons, the children will learn a number of ‘Team Games’ to help develop their ‘teamwork’ and ‘sportsmanship’ skills. 
When taking part in PE lessons, we ask that long hair is tied back and all jewellery, including earrings, must be removed.  If children are unable to remove their earrings, then we please ask that they are covered up using appropriate medical tape.
All children must wear school PE kit, which consists of:

  • Plain navy or black: shorts, skorts, tracksuit bottoms or leggings with no logos
  • Plain navy or black jumper with no logos or Long Sutton school sweatshirt
  • Plain white polo shirt with no logos
  • Black or white trainers


Children in Year 6 will receive four pieces of homework per week and homework will be given out on Fridays to be returned the following Friday.   
Weekly homework includes:

  • 10 Year 6 National Curriculum Spellings (to be tested the following Friday)
  • Playing TTRS for a minimum of 30 minutes per week
  • Reading for a minimum of 3 times per week
  • A written reading comprehension task

If your child is struggling to complete the homework set, then they should talk to Miss Jaques or Miss Hannam before the homework due date and support will be provided.