Upper Key Stage 2

Welcome to the upper key stage 2 information area.

 Don’t forget to keep up to date with your child’s learning by accessing Class Dojo. We try to regularly update Class Dojo with photos and information about everything  that’s happening in KS2.

 

Keep your child practising their times tables by using Times Table Rockstars and other areas of maths by playing Prodigy Maths.
Don’t forget to keep logging in to DB Primary for lots of educational games.  Your child has a personal login that they will need to access the site.  The site is woodley.suffolk.dbprimary.com

 

 

Things to remember

Year 5 will need to bring in swimming things on Wednesdays. Year 6 will need to come into school wearing PE kit on Wednesdays. Please check with your child's class timetable to see when PE kits need wearing on other days during the week. Class Dojo will be your go to for any changes.

Our topic

This half term our topic is North and South America. We will be learning all about different countries in North and South America, some of the different ways of life in these countries as well as learning about land use and the geography of North and South America. Please get your child to regularly look at the knowledge organiser, which is available on our website, so that they can bring key facts to support their learning in class. Our current topic webs can also be found on the website.

English

There are 4 main purposes to writing:  Writing to inform, writing to persuade, writing to entertain and writing to discuss.  Your child will read a range of texts around these purposes and produce writing for each of the purposes.  Below is a link to guidance notes for the four writing purposes in KS1 & 2.

https://michaelt1979.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/4-writing-purposes-guidance1.pdf

We have a whole class reading approach to reading in UKS2 where your child will read and experience a range of text types and be answering questions about them.

Homework

The expectation in UKS2 is that children must regularly practise their times tables and weekly spellings.

We also expect that children read at least 20 minutes a night.

Reading is at the heart of our school and we have made a pledge to read to your child for 10 minutes each day. We kindly ask that you reflect this at home too. Research has shown that modelled reading makes a huge impact on a child’s own ability to read, plus enthuses and promotes a love of reading.

Maths

This is the overview of the areas of maths we teach in year 5 and year 6.

Here is a link to some maths home learning videos that you might be interested in:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/