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Upper Key Stage 2 - Kilimanjaro and Mount Fuji

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The classes in Upper Key Stage Two are: 

  • Year 5- Kilimanjaro- Ms Bailey
  • Year 6- Mount Fuji- Miss King

 

The learning support assistants in Upper Key Stage Two are Mrs Abberley and Mrs Pelko.

Mrs Davis has also joined us to assist us with the last two terms of the school year. 

IMPORTANT INFO:  SATs Week (Year 6 only).

 

The tests begin the week commencing Monday 14th of May.

Timetable for the test are as follows:

 

Day Test
Monday 14th of May Grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
Tuesday 15th of May English- Reading paper
Wednesday 16th of May Mathematics- paper 1 and 2 
Thursday 17th of May Mathematics- paper 3

 

Term 5- Gallery Rebels

 

Pack up your pencils, pick up your paintbrushes and prepare to be amazed by the wonderful work of 19th and 20th century artists.

 


During this half term, we’ll explore a variety of art and different styles/ genres. We’ll talk about features of the artwork and sketch our favourite pieces. We’ll research important artwork of the 19th and 20th centuries online, choosing a favourite piece of art to describe in more detail. Using maps, we’ll locate art galleries around the world and calculate how much it would cost to get there. When we’ve gathered a range of materials, we’ll make beautiful sketchbooks and use them to collect ideas and inspiration. We’ll create pieces of art inspired by well known artists and use search engines to source images of modern art to put into a digital portfolio. We’ll express ourselves through poetry, stories, music and painting. Art can affect our feelings and emotions, and we’ll investigate whether everyone responds in the same way. We’ll also use found objects to create a surreal sculpture.

 

ILP Focus Art & Design
English Research, stories, poetry, explanations
Art & Design Great artists of the 19th and 20th century
Computing Collecting, evaluating and presenting information
D & T Selecting and using tools and materials
Geography Locational knowledge
Music Listening, improving and composing
PE Health related fitness and athletics 
PSHE Emotions

 

At the end of the ILP, our work will be displayed in an exhibition, and we’ll give guided tours. We’ll also perform an expressionist dance for our audience.

Term 4- Hola Mexico!

 

Bienvenido a Mexico! We’re going to explore this unique country, from its towering temples to its fun-packed festivals. 

 

 

During this half term, we’ll watch a traditional Mexican performance and join in with percussion instruments. To cool down afterwards, we’ll have a refreshing drink of sangrita or limeade. We’ll use non-fiction books to find out about the importance of music in Mexican culture and have a go at folk dancing. Using our literacy skills, we’ll write about festivals and create an invitation to a Mexican food tasting session. In preparation, we’ll make delicious drinks and savoury dishes. We’ll learn about the ‘Day of the Dead’ and create 3-D skulls. With the Chihuahuan Desert as our imagined location, we’ll write postcards and clear instructions for a game. We’ll read Maya myths and legends, and write our own. Using maps, we’ll locate Mexico and explore its natural features. We’ll discover what daily life is like and how it has changed over time. Then we’ll craft Maya chocolate and simple woodwind instruments from recycled materials. Who can make the highest, loudest and longest sounds? 

 

ILP Focus Music
English Invitations, postcards, instructions, myths and legends, poetry
Music Mexican music, notation
Art & Design Sculpture, Maya art, carving
Computing Online research, digital presentation
D&T Food of Mexico, evaluating and making instruments
Geography Using maps, human and physical geography of Mexico
History Ancient Maya civilisation
P.E. Mexican dance
Science Light and shadows

 

Term 3- Stargazers

 

Journey through space – the final frontier! Let’s take a trip to the stars, planets and suns and discover the amazing wonders of the night sky. 

 

 

During this half term, we’ll read information texts to find out about the Solar System and the Sun, using mnemonics to help us remember the facts. We’ll make a Solar System and investigate the cycle of day into night. We’ll learn about Galileo, the ‘father’ of modern astronomy and his famous astronomical discoveries. Taking on the roles of the planets, we’ll use movement to demonstrate the motions of the planets and moons. We’ll investigate lunar myths and write astronaut poetry. Then we’ll make a space shuttle or satellite, testing the materials for durability, and we’ll program toys to explore a lunar landscape.

 

ILP Focus Science
English Mnemonics, myths and legends, free verse poetry, newspaper reports, science fiction, graphic narrative.
Science Earth and space, forces
Art & Design Printing, design
Computing Programming, stop- motion animation
D & T Selecting materials, design research, structures, evaluation
Geography Locating physical features
History Significant individuals- Galileo Galilei and Sir Isaac Newton
Mathematics Problem solving using measures
Music Space inspired music and lyrics
P.E. Dance

 

At the end of the project, we’ll look at alien-themed comics, invent our own aliens and consider the big question: why is there life on Earth? Finally, we’ll invite you to our ‘Visitors’ centre’ and share our knowledge with you.

Term 2:

 

A siren sounds and a Spitfire zooms overhead! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war.

 

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This half term, we’ll imagine what it was like to be evacuated and live with a family other than our own. Using different source materials, we’ll learn about evacuation and write letters to our families ‘back home’. We’ll plot the Second World War’s events on a timeline and learn about rationing, Pearl Harbour and the Battle of Britain. From a range of maps, we’ll identify safe and dangerous places during the war and make persuasive posters to support the war effort. After reading an extract from The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, we’ll write our own diaries. From a range of sources, we’ll find out about children and school during the war and learn about discrimination that existed at the time. We’ll learn about what it was like during the Blitz and think about how soldiers might have felt. In D&T, we’ll make Anderson shelters and cook delicious wartime food.
At the end of the ILP, we’ll reflect on Winston Churchill’s stirring speeches and write our own. We’ll compose and perform wartime songs and create a presentation to show what we have learned.

 

ILP Focus History
English Letters, diaries, persuasive writing, stories, speeches
History The Second World War
Computing Using search technologies, using presentation software
D&T Following recipes, building structures
Geography Human geography, cities of the UK
Music Listening performing and composing
PE Competitive games, Dance
PSHE Empathising with people in different times