Welcome to Upper Key Stage Two

What did the Ancient Greeks do for us?

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This half term we will be looking at using our Fantastics to write a story opener for a new Percy Jackson novel. 

As well as this, we will explore how our bodies and minds can be kept in good health by thinking about our mind, exercise and nutrition. 

Maths

In maths this half term we will be completing our work on volume and capacity.

In measures, we will be applying our understanding of this to complete some practical outdoor maths - prepare to get wet!

Children will then develop their understanding of all the topics we have covered in this year's lessons, by revisiting and practising our number and calculation skills.

History

We have already learnt about some of the earliest British history – the Stone Age and Ancient China. This half term, we will be continuing to look at the Ancient Greeks. We will also be looking at the Mayan civilisation on Tuesday afternoons.

Children will learn about how the Mayans lived, what they discovered and also what legacy they have left behind.

Art and Design

This half term we will be exploring a number of different techniques, making snakes for our Medusa display with paint, oil pastels and collage skills. We will also be making clay pots in the style of ancient Greek pottery and working on our leavers booklets. 

Our Learning Snapshots

Children will continue to practice their Spanish speaking skills over the coming half term. Children will also during PPA be developing and exploring different types of music through a new programme of learning called Music Express. The theme for this term is Journeys and the children will have the opportunity to develop vocally, as well as learning to use some instruments and musical terminology.

Places Around a School in Spanish | Study.com                 Music at The Old School

New spellings are given out each Monday and will be followed by a test the week after.

We will be trialing a new process for Homework this half term; the children have been given a homework pyramid in their homework books. Children have a range of tasks that they can choose from, chosen homework tasks should then be completed and handed in each Wednesday.

PE will still continue on a Friday with the coaches so children should ensure they are wearing the correct footwear and appropriate clothing.

Homework Tasks

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Curriculum Newsletters

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