Welcome to Upper Key
Mr G. Atkins - UKS2 Phase Leader and Class Teacher 5/6A
Mrs Cooper - Class Teacher 6C
Mr Seaward - Class Teacher 6R
Miss Nuttall - Class Teacher 5N
Mr Stone - Class teacher 5C
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
Monday - PE 6R,5N and 5C
Tuesday - PE 5/6A and 6C
Thursday - Swimming
Terms 3 and 4 Year 5 Swimming
Please note there is NO swimming on Thursday 18th January due to a gala at Medway Park.
These are some of the websites that we like to use in school:
Great for Maths:
Support for English:
Support for our Topic:
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 continues to be 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:
Children should also practise their times tables as these are tested most weeks.
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 each week the children will be building upon the skills they learnt the previous week.
Swimming is on a Thursday with year 6 swimming to Christmas.
Year 5 from January to mid May 2018.
Children should arrive at 8.30am and will be let in to register before the buses depart promptly at 8.45am. Please ensure your child has their costume on already as timings are very tight once we arrive at Medway Park. Children should bring underwear and a towel in a bag. Goggles are useful if the children have them.
Our Unit of Work ~
"Invaders and Settlers"
Our topic this term is 'Invaders and Settlers'. Below is an outline of what the children will be learning. Where we can we will link all subjects to this topic.
As part of our topic we will be finding out about The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and how they impacted the lives of those at the time. We will focus on where they came from and where they settled. A particular area of interest will be the influence they have had on our lives today.
We will use atlases to find out where the Angles, Jutes and Vikings came from. Children will plot the major settlements in England and how place names across the country and in our local area originated from this period of History.
Within Science this term, we are studying " Forces" with a specific focus on how forces affect everyday life.
In Term 4 we will be looking specifically at "Friction."
We will link our topic to the spread of Christianity throughout England whilst under Anglo-Saxon and Viking rule. Part of the work will include looking at how people came to the country to convert what was at the time a Pagan land.
As part of the whole school Rights of the child programme we are looking at:
Article 13: ‘Article 13 (Freedom of expression): Children have the right to get and share information, as long as the information is not damaging to them or others. In exercising the right to freedom of expression, children have the responsibility to also respect the rights, freedoms and reputations of others. The freedom of expression includes the right to share information in any way they choose, including by talking, drawing or writing.’
In looking at this statement we will link it to the Viking parliament.
DT and Art
In DT and Art we will focus on our Invaders and Settlers topic and create pictures and make jewellery based on Anglo-Saxon and Viking decorations.