Welcome to Upper Key
Stage Two


Mr G. Atkins - UKS2 Phase Leader and Class Teacher 5/6A

Mrs Cheeseman - Class Teacher 6Ch

Mrs Cooper - Class Teacher 6Co

Mrs Rose - Class Teacher 5R

Miss Nuttall - Class Teacher 5N

Mr Lock and Miss Keen also teach across UKS2

If you would like to speak to a member of the team please pop into the office to make an appointment or fill in the contact form on the front page of the website.

Children's learning in UKS2 is supported by a team of teaching assistants (TAs).

Our TAs support in all classes, as well as teaching phonics throughout the school.

TAs in UKS2 - Mrs Barnes, Mrs Nicholson and Mrs Conroy


Tuesday - PE 5/6A, 5N and 5R

Thursday - PE 6Ch and 6Co

Terms 3 and 4  Year 5 Swimming

There is no swimming on Thursday 12th January 2017.

Chatham Dockyard visit for our World War II topic is on Monday 27th February 2017 

These are some of the websites that we like to use in school:

Great for Maths:


Good for History:





 Phonics and literacy

For more information on the teaching of phonics and literacy at Byron click here.



A big focus within Year 5/6 this year is using and applying our Maths knowledge.

Below are links to two documents showing what children should know and be able to do in maths by the end of year 5 and 6:

Year 5 Maths      Year 6 Maths


Physical Education

Each class has two sessions of PE a week – one inside and one outside.   

This may also include a swimming session each week. 

Please make sure that the children have the correct kit for their lesson:
Indoor PE: shorts, T-Shirt and bare feet in the hall.
Outdoor PE: Shorts, T-Shirt and trainers (in warm weather).  Or jogging bottoms, T-Shirt, jumper and trainers (in cold weather).

During all PE lessons, children need to have their hair tied back and earrings removed.  It is school policy not to tape over earrings: they must be removed by the children themselves; adults cannot help them with this.

In PE we are studying Hockey in Year 5 and in 5/6A and Basketball in Year 6.  Each week the children will be building upon the skill they learnt the previous week.

Swimming this year on Thursdays is in longer blocks to ensure that the children get the best opportunity possible to make good progress.  Children should arrive at 8.30am and will be let in to register before the buses depart promptly at 8.45am.


Our Unit of Work ~

"World War II"

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Our topic this term is 'World War II'. Below is an outline of what the children will be learning. Where we can we will link subjects to this topic. 


As part of our topic we will be finding out about World War II and the countries that were involved.  We will look at the evacuation of children and build our own mini Anderson shelters.  Later in the unit we will look at proganda and what this means and how it was used to keep up morale.  A large focus of the work will be the impact the war had on children.  We will write letters as evacuees and keep diary entries about our feelings.  The trip to Chatham Dockyard at the end of February will build on this learning.



Within Science this term, we are studying 'Evolution and Light'.  The children will learn about light and this will be linked to the blackout and why this was so important in the war.

Religious Education/PSHE

In RE we are looking at how the war impacted on people's beliefs. We will use the evacuation of children to discuss feelings and the changing emotions experienced by children and their parents.

In PSHE we will be linking our work to the impact of the war on families.

As part of the whole school SEAL work we will discuss bullying.

DT and Art

In DT and Art we will create Anderson shelters and create pictures based on light and dark to link to the work on blackouts and the Blitz. The children will explore different techniques of designing shelters and joining materials together.