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 ‘Frozen Planet’ they learn about the lives of Inuit people and Polar wildlife and how climate change is affecting them. In ‘Scream Machine’ the children investigate the forces and Design Technology skills involved in creating Roller Coasters and how theme parks attract customers, 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. They still need to practise reading to an adult , as well as on their ow,in order to increase their vocabulary knowledge and reading speed and stamina.