Upper School Y5/Y6

In Upper School, we work hard and play hard!


RESPECT – Self, Others, Learning, Environment


Mrs Grady, Mr Grierson, Miss Booth

Mr Crabtree, Mrs Jones, Mrs Disley, Mrs Valentine, Mrs Ketteringham.


Bring your PE kit to school on a Monday and take it home to be washed on a Friday.


Topic 1: Who“s team are you on- Smashing Saxons or Viscious Vikings?

During our new, exciting topic, we will delve deep into history to check out the age of the Vikings. We will wander back in time over 1500 years to the dawn of longships, raiders and traders in one of the coldest parts of the World- Scandinavia. We will investigate why Vikings decided to move to other shores and the battles they fought in order to divide and conquer. We will touch on trade and land use patterns and understand and explain the similarities and differences between the opposing sides. Through our cross-curricular approach we will cover:



In English we will be writing narratives from alternative viewpoints, letters and non-chronological reports.

Our writing process is vital and so it is important that your child comes to school every day. We work on a two week cycle for each writing genre. During these weeks, we look at excellent examples of writing, the structure and language, then the children write, edit and improve their own texts.

As well as this, children will begin to learn the Year 6 GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling). This will be incorporated into our English lessons to ensure they have the opportunity to apply what they have learnt into their writing.

Our class novels will be  Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo.

We also have whole class VIPERS sessions where will develop our skills in answering questions which involve: vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and summary. All children will read as part of a group and weekly 1:1 reading with a teacher.




We will work with place value and numbers beyond 10,000 including decimal numbers and negative numbers: solving reasoning problems, multiplying and dividing them. We will explore the four operations, linking them to decimals and fractions and find percentages of numbers. We will also begin to explore algebra and how to work out missing numbers in equations when the number has been represented by a letter.


At home you can help your child by…

Encouraging them to read every day and talking to them about what they have read; helping them to learn multiplication tables; making sure they have completed their homework to a good standard; learn to spell the words on the Year 5 and 6 list; talk to your children about what they have been learning in school.


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