Upper Key Stage 2 at Hunslet Moor Primary
Welcome to Year 5 & Year 6!
Meet the UPKS2 team!
There are 4 classes within the UKS2 Phase and these consist of the following:
|Year 5A||Mrs Chandler & Mrs Chaudhary||Miss Dutton|
|Year 5B||Miss Abbiss||Miss Kousar|
|Year 6A||Mr Walker||Mrs Preece|
|Year 6B||Miss Rajchel||Mrs Preece|
Upper Key Stage 2
In UKS2 we know that it is essential to get your child ready for the SATs whilst still giving them to opportunity for a broad and exciting curriculum. We put this at the heart of everything that we do. Our aim is to work alongside our pupils to ensure they reach their fullest potential by unlocking mind sets and achieving the best in their learning. We set high expectations of all children within our care and strive to create an engaging environment that promotes independence and installs a creative imagination.
Autumn 1: Vikings
This half term are going to be learning all about the Vikings!
As part of this, we will be learning about where in history the Viking period was and what effect they had on our life today. We will be looking at what life was like for a Viking and how it is different to our lives now. Using our different research skills, we will be looking at different sources and evaluate how useful the information they tell us is. In addition to this, we will also be finding out about important historical events in this time period
In science, Year 5 are going to be learning all about different materials and thinking about what sort of materials we might use in our new school and what components they are made up of and how durable they are. We will also be discussing what materials our new school is made up of.
Alongside our Learning challenge curriculum, we will also be learning about the importance of online safety skills and about growing up and peer pressure.
In UPKS2 we understand the importance of staying fit and keeping healthy. Year 5 will have the exciting opportunity to take part in swimming lessons at the John Charles Centre throughout the summer term. In the meantime, they will be learning how to put the skills and coordination into practise through taking part in Football and Dance. Year 6 will be taking part in Gymnastics and Dance.
Autumn 2- Brazil
Within the second part of the Autumn term, the children in year 5 and 6 will be learning about chocolate!
We will be finding out about the physical geography of the countries where cocoa is grown, the human geography of fair trade and what life in these countries are like. We are going to focus predominantly on Brazil. Developing our research and map reading skills, we will learn lots of technical language. Not only will we be learning about chocolate, we will also applying this to our Maths, DT and English lessons to create our own chocolate bar. At the end of term, we will invite parents to come in and try the delicious chocolate bars that we plan to make.
Your child’s Learning journal will come home every Wednesday and are due back in to school on the following Monday morning. Children who have made brilliant effort will get the chance to earn a prize for their work. The best pieces are sent to Miss Darley for an extra special award and are presented in our school praise assembly!
Reading records go home every day and children are expected to read at home daily. These can be any books that interest the children. However, we ask that parents sign the reading records to show that the children are taking part in reading regularly at home.
If you have any questions about anything related to UKS2, please feel free to speak to UKS2 Phase Leader, Mrs Chandler. Appointments can be made through the office.