Upper Key Stage 2

Upper Key Stage 2

Welcome to the Year 5/6 page.  The children have had a great start to life back at school in Term 2.  They have been starting a new two week unit of work based upon World War 2.  On this page, you will find out information all about the learning that the children have been completing as well as any other relevant information or dates that you will need.

 

Writing

As writers, the children in Year 6 have been enjoying the novel ‘London Eye Mystery’ by Siobhan Dowd.  Children have been developing their understanding of the difference between the active and passive voice.  This was shown brilliantly whilst writing a recount of ‘The Gunpowder Plot’ and including the passive voice within.  Within grammar lessons, the children have been busy identifying the subject and the object of the sentence.

The children in Year 5 have been having a fantastic time completing English outcomes surrounding the novel ‘Two Weeks with the Queen’ by Morris Gleitzman.  Within the lessons, the children have been continuing to develop their understanding of complex sentences and relative clauses within texts such as persuasive letters and diary entries to name a few.


Maths

As mathematicians, children in Year 6 have been concentrating on developing and consolidating their understanding of calculation.  Since developing their understanding of addition and subtraction, the children have moved onto improving their use of long and short methods of division.  They have done this through a range of fluency questions and also problem solving and reasoning as well.

Children in Year 5 have also been busy developing their continued understanding of place value.  The children have been concentrating on numbers up to 1 million.  Within these numbers, the children have been ordering, comparing numbers and rounding numbers even with decimals as well.

 

Curriculum

The children have been really enjoying developing their understanding of Bristol and specifically the slave trade.  As historians, within their learning journey, the children have been showing great knowledge and understanding of how slaves were treated during the Middle Passage and when they were working on plantations.  They have been using a tremendous amount of research to embed knowledge and understanding by using different sources and have been considering the reliability of these.  The children have been working on understanding the role of ports in the slave trade. Within this, the children have discovered how Bristol harbour has changed.  Recently, the focus have been more on famous Bristolians who were involved in the slave trade and why the legacy of the slave trade is complex.

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