Upper Key Stage 2
A very warm welcome to Upper Key Stage 2 which consists of Years 5 and 6.
Year 5 is an important year when we see the children mature significantly emotionally and academically, we are here to guide them through these changes. Year 5 is a challenging yet rewarding year for learning and fun with some fantastic Science, History and Geography topics which will take us into the unknown and delve deep into the past!
As Year 6 is the final year of The Junior School and Key Stage 2, the focus is on preparing the children for their next stage in schooling by ensuring they are prepared for their academical, social and emotional lives ahead.
Year 5 and 6 consist of four classes each with twenty-four children. Each class has a fully qualified, full-time teacher in addition to two Learning Assistants who work across the four classes.
Daily routines and homework
School starts promptly at 7.45am when children are welcomed into class. The children are registered, homework and important information is noted in their school planners and reading, or revision takes place. The children begin their lessons at 7.55am when their daily timetable is followed.
The school planner is a means of communication between home and school. Not only does it contain important information for parents, but it allows the children to become independent in organising themselves.
Please take some time to review the timetable with your children to establish important routines, such as P.E, library, weekly spelling tests and activity days.
Children in Year 5 use their own laplets for the first time to enrich their learning in lessons. These are used for some but not all lessons where they are essentially a beneficial resource for learning and prepare the children for entry into KS3.
Students in Year 6 should be responsible for organising their school bag every evening, ensuring all the necessary exercise, text books and equipment are available for the following school day. Their laplet must be charged at home and brought in fully charged every day. The student planner serves as an excellent tool for supporting the students with daily organisation and as a means of communication between home and school.
Children will be given homework every day and should set aside a maximum of one and a half hours to complete this after the school day. In Year 6, homework may consist of finishing off something that was started in school, or it could be a stand-alone piece of work. It is recommended that work is completed the day it is set in order to stay ‘on-top’ of the homework. It is essential for all students to complete all homework set. The completion of homework is essential to reinforce key concepts and to develop your child’s independent learning skills.