Upper Key Stage 2

Welcome to Year 5 & Year 6

  • Year 5 teachers – Mr Smith and Miss Wood

  • Year 6 teacher – Miss S Watson

  • Teaching Assistants – Mrs Iveson, Mrs Foston, Mrs Atkinson and Miss Mitchell

Welcome to Year 5!

We are lucky to have two teachers – Mr Smith and Miss Wood. Our Teaching Assistants are Miss Mitchell and Mrs Atkinson.

Currently, we use our character curriculum to develop our resilience, respect and responsibility, and we love having opportunities to have first-hand experiences of learning both in and out of the classroom. We have had lots of discussions about our emotions and experiences in our daily circles, where we build our classroom ethos and community. This year, we will be learning how to be safe on the roads in Bikeability, learning how to code with STEMette, and hopefully going on residential!

We enjoy using a wide variety of class texts to enable us to discuss issues around friendship, fairness, equality, leadership and the impact our actions have on others. The texts we look at in class raise questions and topics that we delve into in reading, writing, PSHE, science and other subjects in the curriculum.

We are trying really hard to develop our sense of responsibility in taking care of ourselves – please make sure you support us in being responsible for ensuring that we are prepared for PE by coming to school in our kits Mondays and Fridays.

Reading is very important all the way through school and in Year 5, the children are expected to take responsibility for their own home reading books. Please encourage your children to read each day and to remember to bring their home reading book into school. This ensures that we are becoming the best readers we can possibly be!

We upload lots of examples of our work to Seesaw, and codes can be collected from Mr Smith and Miss Wood. If you would like to see what we have been up to in year 5, have a look at our Twitter! @Year5Wansbeck

Welcome to Year 6!

Currently, we are working very hard to become the best class role models we can be whilst fulfilling our roles as ambassadors for the school. We have lots of opportunities within our curriculum to develop our leadership skills, within our school and the wider community. We have had lots of discussions about this in our circles.

We enjoy using a wide variety of class texts to enable us to discuss issues around friendship, fairness, equality, leadership and the impact our actions have on others.

As it is our final year in primary school, we are trying really hard to develop our sense of responsibility in taking care of ourselves – please make sure you support us in being responsible for ensuring you have your PE kit on the correct days.

Reading is very important all the way through school and in Year 6, the children are expected to take responsibility for their own home reading books. Please encourage your children to read each day and to remember to bring their home reading book into school.

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