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

Please check with your child's class timetable to see when PE kits need wearing during the week. Year 5 will need swimming things on Wednesdays. Class Dojo will be your go to for any changes.

Our Year 5 topic

In this unit we will be learning to: · Identify the equator, northern hemisphere, southern hemisphere and the tropics and map the world’s climate zones . We will use an atlas to locate a given place and label a map using a key. · We will investigate global food security and learn what food miles are. We will find the country or town of origin on a food label and be able to give examples of foods produced in the UK. · We will identify ways to reduce food wastage · Children will understand the significance of Antarctica and why some people don’t have access to clean water. · Children will understand where energy comes from and will know the main stages of electricity distribution · We will identify what makes an energy source renewable. · Children will identify important features of a settlement site, rank human needs by importance and explain how settlers needs have changed over time. We will investigate changes in land use in Stowmarket.

Our Year 6 Topic

Within this unit of work, the students will learn when and why World War II began and find out about the key individuals and countries involved. In addition to this, they will discover all about evacuation; learn what it was like to live with food rationing and explore the contribution made by women to the war effort. Furthermore, they will learn important facts about the Holocaust and investigate events that were key turning points in the war, such as the Battle of Britain and the German invasion of the USSR. Studying World War II will help children to develop their investigation and evaluation skills; learn to organise information chronologically and understand how past events have helped to shape the world we know today.

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 30 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.

You can also find the detailed version of our maths pathways here.

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

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/