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Upper Key Stage 2

Welcome to Upper Key Stage 2!

(Years 5 & 6)

Year 5 - Rowan Class   Year 5 & 6 Class - Sycamore Class    Year 6 - Oak Class

 

 

Leavers' Song 2020 - Where are we going?

Where Are We Going?

Learning at Home

To minimise the impact on your learning during the Coronavirus outbreak, we have put together a selection of resources and weblinks to support your learning at home. We hope you will find them useful.

 

Maths:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ - White Rose Maths runs alongside our Power Maths resources and these videos and activities are perfect to help you with your on-going learning at home. A copy of the accompanying Power Maths textbook is also available for FREE!

https://ttrockstars.com/ - Times Tables rockstars to practise your times table facts

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button - Hit the Button – practise all sorts of number fact recollection from times tables to number bonds, doubles, halves and even square numbers.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 - Daily 10 - 10 maths questions which can be used for mental maths practise.

https://www.themathsfactor.com/- Unlock your child's maths confidence with Carol Vorderman's maths site for 4-11 year olds.

https://www.morningchallenge.co.uk/home

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/

https://myminimaths.co.uk/

 

English/Reading/Phonics

http://www.pobble365.com/ - reading and writing activities inspired by a different picture each day.

https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/ - image prompts to use in the classroom or home that can be used to teach reading skills, prompt creative writing and more!

https://spellingframe.co.uk/ - a place where you can practise all of the key words on the KS2 spelling lists.

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html - a place where you can practise all of the key words on the KS2 spelling lists.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ - Lots of free resources

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar - practise all sorts of grammar, punctuation and spellings by playing lots of fun games.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - A site packed with interactive phonics games with free access using the following: Username: march20  Password: home

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks – Cbeebies Alphablocks

https://www.getepic.com/ - The leading digital library for kids offering unlimited access to 35000 of the best children’s books of all time. Join FREE for 30 days.

https://www.vooks.com/ - Animated storybooks - 1 Year FREE subscription to teachers and those who are home-schooling (following a curriculum or following recommended government guidelines). Each account is limited to 3 personal devices.

https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/ - practise letter formation and handwriting joins

 

Computing technology

https://blockly.games/ - learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

https://scratch.mit.edu/ - Creative computer programming

https://hourofcode.com/uk - learn how to code

https://www.tinkercad.com/ - All kinds of creations using computer design

 

Science & the outdoors

NEWhttp://nyorks-eco.education/ - Power down Pete, North Yorkshires finest planet protecting super hero, has devised a range of activities and mind boggling lessons that will release your inner eco warrior; designed to assist both children and parents in understanding the issues facing planet earth.

https://mysteryscience.com/ - Free science lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6bqkmn/articles/zj7s6v4 - Earth Squad Go! (KS2) – Join the Earth Squad and explore the Rainforest in this new science game.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdp4382/articles/zn7bscw – Galaxy Pugs (KS1) – Meet the Galaxy Pugs! Help them study and observe our planet’s animals, plants and materials.

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/ - Live animal webcams

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ - from houses, buildings and gardens to coast and countryside. Plenty to do outdoors - an currently all for FREE.

https://wowscience.co.uk/ - provides links to the best primary science learning materials on the web

 

Geography/History

https://world-geography-games.com/ - Geography gaming.

https://www.dkfindout.com/ - activities and quizzes about our world.

NEW   https://www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk/discover-from-home/ - Digital resources for stay-at-home exploration!

 

PSHE/RE

https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/ - lots of topical news stories, articles, games and activities aimed at children and young people.  

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=pshe – lots of games with PSHE and citizenship themes.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

NEWhttp://www.crucial-crew.org.uk/ - a lively and colourful online urban adventure game that challenges children, in a fun and interactive way, to test out the life skills around internet safety, water safety, electricity safety, fire safety, road safety, gas safety. etc. Lots of points to be scored.

 

Art/design

http://www.harptoons.com/index.html - learn how to draw lots of different animals, characters and objects.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5XMF3Inoi8R9nSI8ChOsdQ - Art for kids hub. Learn to draw almost anything with these easy step-by-step tutorials.

 

Languages

https://www.duolingo.com/course/fr/en/Learn-French - Learn French in just 5 minutes a day. For free. Learn French online with free lessons that feel like a game.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z39d7ty - lots of useful topics to help you learn French.

 

Music

https://www.musicteachers.co.uk/games/monkey-doh/index.html - Catch a falling banana and put it in your monkey pocket! Train your ears with Monkey Sing, Monkey Doh!

https://www.musicteachers.co.uk/namethatnote/?service_path=namethatnote - designed to help improve the speed at which you read music. Its fun and easy to play!

https://www.musicteachers.co.uk/games/holy-mole/index.html - It's a Mexican Mole Fiesta! Test your listening skills with Holy Mole!

 

PE & Healthy Lifestyle

https://primarypeplanning.com/home-pe/?fbclid=IwAR02Eq3coVmTKzRG0FXth61OAQM7EpDd7e1FgzYyAQU9qUSWXMbuj274Ax8 – try the Pirate Adventure, Baby Shark Challenge or the Home PE Olympics.

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 - Live PE lessons with The Body Coach every weekday morning at 9am.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers - get moving!

https://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames - Go Noodle. Get moving!

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga – Cosmic Yoga for kids.

https://www.smilingmind.com.au/ - a non-for-profit web and app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life

 

Other useful websites with online resources as well as resources to download:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - topics from all areas of the curriculum

https://formtimeideas.com/

https://ed.ted.com/ - All sorts of educational and engaging videos

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ - 3,000+ online quizzes covering most subjects. Written by teachers to help children remember and revise what they are learning in class.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search - resources to print out. Usually this is a paid for website. However, they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/ - resources to print out. Usually this is a paid for website. However, they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

https://www.plazoom.com/ - resources to print out.

https://littleowlsresources.com/ - FREE Early Years/EY (EYFS) printable download resources/activities.

https://plprimarystars.com/ - Premier League Primary Stars – inspiring primary school children in everything from Maths and English to teamwork and sport.

NW SEND Regional Network Newsletter: support for children, families and practitioners during the Covid-19 pandemic. Lots of websites, activities and resources to engage with and download.

100 Things To Do Indoors

If you missed our 'Meet the Teacher' event at the start of the Autumn term, please have a look at our presentation.

Welcome back to the Spring Term 2020!

 

Welcome back to the Spring Term in Upper Key Stage 2. We are already underway with our new topic 'Adventure & Explore' learning all about South America and the Amazon Rainforest. We are thoroughly enjoying reading our new class novel, 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell and can't wait to find out who 'the Explorer' is and why they are in the Amazon Rainforest.

 

We have lots of exciting learning activities and events planned from den building, to jungle art and science investigations. 

Den Building!  Jan 2020

 

We are loving our new class novel, The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. In the story, four children are left stranded in the rainforest after their plane crashes. In order to survive, they build a den for shelter. We decided to try out our own bushcraft skills by having a go at building our very own small-scale dens using natural resources from the school grounds.

 

Bear Grylls has nothing on us! Check out the photos for our mini-den creations!

Get Active!

A visit from a professional athlete Amy Hillyard - Jan 2020

 

We were very lucky to have a visit from a professional athlete - 400m sprinter Amy Hillyard. She put us through our paces with some training drills and inspired us to believe in ourselves.

 

We also worked hard raising sponsorship to raise an impressive £1080 to help fund Amy's training and contribute to school sports equipment.

 

We wish Amy all the luck in the world and look forward to seeing her compete in future Olympic and Commonwealth events. She will have our support - Go for it Amy!

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