Welcome to Upper Key Stage Two





Curriculum Map Framed Autumn 2017




A Moment in the Life of Upper Key Stage Two
Take a moment to explore our exciting learning experiences!

A moment in the life of Upper Key Stage Two


Year 6 Thorpe Woodlands Residential Trip

Photo album



Our recent trip to the Natural History Museum

A trip to the Natural History Museum



 Working together
With our messy clothes on, we all worked together to renovate the Nursery Garden, creating a vibrant and exciting area for our youngest learners.

Nursery Garden Renovation

UKS2 100 Club
Well done to these children who have
earned 100 expectation tokens.






  Year 6 SAT Information
In the summer term of 2017, children in Year 2 and Year 6 will take their SAT tests. These tests in English and Maths continue to reflect the challenges of the new national curriculum that the children have been working so hard towards. They are a chance for children to demonstrate the high level of understanding they have developed across the curriculum.

At the end of Year 6, children will sit tests in:
Reading
Maths
Spelling, punctuation and grammar

Outcomes are now given as standardised scores where a score of 100 meets the expected outcome for their age. 

The following link takes you to the government website where sample papers for the 2016 assessments can be found.


 Useful websites for SPAG practise



Spelling

v    Sounding out the word: Sound the word out little by little. If it sounds wrong, try changing the vowel sound from long to short or vice versa.

Long or short? Definite – long – de/fine/it  (fine as in fine day)

                                      - short – de/fin/it (fin as in shark’s fin)

v    Mnemonics

Because – big elephants can always understand small elephants.

Believe – believe has a lie in it.

Parliament – I am parliament

Hear – you hear with your ear.

Aloud – a loud noise is always heard.

Separate – there is a rat in separate.

v    Picture words: Create pictures from the syllables

v    Highlight helper : Colour in tricky parts of the word –  Wednesday,  colour.

v    Say it as you spell it:  Wed/nes/day, fav/our, dis/tinc/tion (dis tinc tee on). This technique helps with picture words.

Post-it aplenty: Write any new vocabulary down on post-it notes and stick them on the furniture which you use everyday e.g. a wall, mirror or door. Your eyes will take in the word without you realising.
Copy Look Cover Write Check: Copy the correct spelling out onto a page, look at the word and memorise it by using the above strategies. Then cover the word and write it down. Uncover the original and check your spelling.
v    Read more at home: The more you read, the more you will come across new words which will broaden your knowledge. You will take on board spellings and new vocabulary which you can look up in the dictionary. Try reading aloud to yourself or someone else and use the above strategies to help you with any tricky words.
 Useful websites for Maths practise
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=3 

 Our trip to the National Gallery: 'Framed'
"We've all been mutagened!"

National Gallery UKS2


A trip out to Needham Lake and Alder Carr Farm

Needham Lake and Alder Carr Farm




E-safety Questionnaires
Please take part in the questionnaire as part of our E-safety Learning so we can see how you are making use of the internet.


UKS2 Computing

In UKS2 we have been developing our skills of coding and programming. We have used Bee-bots and Pro-bots to understand the inputting of algorithms (as well as helping us to develop our knowledge of angles and shape in maths!). We have also used Purple Mash and Scratch to develop our coding skills to debug games and even create our own screen
savers!
Click the quick links below to take you to these websites so you can develop your coding skills further at home:

                                                                Purple Mash                               Scratch

Note that this link will take you away from our own website and we are not responsible for the content.



























 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
















 

Click the above link to see some helpful and fun tips for learning and supporting your child at home



Click the above link to see your child's Home Learning activity



Click the above link for a growing list of websites that we use on a regular basis or for a topic

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Nicola Broadhurst,
14 Sep 2015, 04:44
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Nicola Broadhurst,
14 Sep 2015, 04:44