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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, Mrs Pelko, Mr Kinahan and Mrs Latimer. 

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