Welcome to Upper Key Stage Two!

Years 5/6 - Autumn 2021 

Do all people share a history?

 

Welcome to Years 5 and 6! Our class names are Robins (Y5), Magpies (Y5), Owls (Y6) and Eagles (Y6). Our learning always starts with a big question. We are planning some interesting memorable experiences and we will conclude our term with an opportunity to share our learning with an audience.

Autumn is our 'Discover' term. History is our starting point, and other subjects link to our theme wherever possible. We use Knowledge Organisers to give an overview of the specific curriculum content children will cover this term.

File icon: pdf Autumn 2021 Learning Overview - Y5-6 [pdf 424KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Discover Term - History Plan Year A UKS2 [pdf 665KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Knowledge Organiser - History Year A UKS2 [pdf 925KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf History Timeline - UKS2 [pdf 660KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf English Plan - Y5 - Autumn Term [pdf 731KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf English Plan - Y6 -Autumn Term [pdf 366KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Maths Autumn Term Plan Year 6 [pdf 383KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Maths Autumn Term Plan Year 5 [pdf 515KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf UKS2 Year A Science Autumn Term 2 Living Things - Life cycles and reproduction [pdf 421KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Computing - Y5 Autumn MTP [pdf 257KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Computing - Y6 Autumn MTP [pdf 257KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf AUT1 (A) - PE UKS2 Netball [pdf 235KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf AUT2 (A) - PE UKS2 Lacrosse [pdf 323KB] Click to download

Our Learning - Summer 2021

Children enjoyed many opportunities to learn outdoors. Here you can see some practical science investigations, writing sessions, work on 3D shapes in maths and computing challenges. 

Recommended Reading Lists

We hope that you will find the following recommended reading lists helpful starting points for choosing books when reading out of school. Our reading spine, used for teaching and learning in school, provides children with a range of texts which are studied and enjoyed together. 

File icon: pdf Year 5 Reading List [pdf 676KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 6 Reading List [pdf 652KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Reading Spine Key Stage Two [pdf 170KB] Click to download

Learning Together

An Example of our Memorable Experiences

As part of the Big Picture plan, we aim to give children a memorable experience to inspire them in their learning. Recently, for example, we visited Weston Park museum in Sheffield, where historians helped us to discover what life was like for people living in the Bronze Age. 

Learning Together

An Example of our Authentic Outcomes: Working with Waterstones Lincoln, Lincoln Central Library and a local restaurant

An example of an authentic outcome involved writing our very own book based on our learning about The Romans, which was published. We enjoyed a very special launch evening at Waterstones Lincoln, where a panel of visitors critiqued our work. They included guests from Lincoln City Football Club and Bishop Grosseteste University. More recently, we learned about the origins of chocolate and were set a special challenge by a restaurant owner. We were given a brief to research, design and bake a biscuit to accompany a hot drink. The chosen recipe would be made by the chef and trialled on the menu. We shared our plans and designs with the restaurateur, who gave us feedback.