This includes Year Five and Year Six.
Our Upper Key Stage Two Team includes Mr Jones and Mrs Benton, the class teachers. They are supported by Mrs Barton, Mrs Hardie and Mrs Kemlo the Teaching Assistants.
In Upper Key Stage Two we strive to ensure our children are ready to leave us with all of the skills they will need to ensure their continued success at their chosen secondary school and beyond into adulthood as successful citizens. Learning is strongly focussed on achieving this aim with continued development of Literacy and Numeracy skills, a clear focus on learning behaviour, an understanding of the wider world and their importance in making a positive contribution to it. The topics the children learn through at this stage are chosen to support this aim. For example, in ‘Out Of Africa’ they learn about the lives of African people including the system of Apartheid and the work of Nelson Mandela. They use their enterprise skills to organise a Water Aid fundraising event. In ‘Thrills and Spills’ the children investigate and then debate the impact of theme parks on local economies and wildlife with an added bonus of a visit to Drayton Manor!
Homework at this stage is strongly linked to learning in class and parents can help their children by encouraging their child’s independence in completing and returning tasks on time and to a good standard