Upper Key Stage 2
Welcome to Upper Key Stage 2
Staff across Year 5 and Year 6 are looking forward to the forthcoming year. We have lots of exciting lessons planned.
Staff Year 5
- Sycamore – Mrs Richardson
- Mulbery – Miss Clark
- Ash – Mrs Armes
Staff Year 6
- Oak – Miss Crossley, Mr Watts
- Silverbirch – Miss Ridley, Mr Tapner
- Mrs Hardman
- Mrs Wetherley
- Miss Morte
Our curriculum in Year 5 and Year 6 is centered around making learning ’stick’. Learning is a change to long-term memory. We aim to ensure that our pupils experience a wide breadth of study and have, by the end of Key Stage Two, long-term memory of an ambitious body of knowledge and skills.
We will be enhancing children’s learning through enriched first-hand experiences. Over the course of the school year, the children will have the opportunity participate in a range of trips, visits and a residential.
When children reach Year 5 and Year 6, we follow the ‘Renaissance Reading’ scheme. Children can choose from an exciting range of fiction and non-fiction books and have an opportunity to work on the computer to take comprehension quizzes, based on the book that they have read. Children can earn points for each quiz that they pass and they receive a reward for reaching given milestones.
For every 50 points earned the children will receive a book.
The children are given weekly spellings and times tables to learn for their homework. We appreciate the support that you provide, when helping your child to complete homework tasks
The children have been allocated house teams;
- Guisborough Forest – Green Group – Mrs Richardson
- Danby Forest – Red Group – Mrs Armes
- Grizedale forest – blue Group – Miss Wallis
- Hamsterley Forest – Yellow Group – Miss Rennison
The house team with the most points at the end of the year will visit the forest their team is named after.