Maths is an integral part of the day in UKS2. All children take part in an hour maths lesson every day which is used to ensure every child has access to the National Curriculum. In order to enhance children’s understanding further, we have introduced maths meetings. These meetings are held for 10-15 minutes every afternoon and consist of chants, singing and the coverage of basic maths skills. We are already seeing a positive impact and hope this will continue as the year progresses. Below are the links to the some of the songs that we are currently using.
Prime number song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AikMFJRQ7TY
Fractions, decimals and percentages song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHq6fugetug
Parallel and perpendicular song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3AOoLbA3us
Literacy – Writing
The children have a 1 hour literacy lesson every day. Within these lessons, the children are taught a range of genres in accordance with the National Curriculum. Children will also cover a range of grammar skills in order to prepare them for their end of school exams.
Literacy – Reading
Children take part in daily guided reading sessions. These give the children the chance to either work with an adult or independently to progress their reading skills. This term we will be focusing on the children’s ability to use inference.
Our topic this half term is
Some Year A topics
During this topic, the children spent time learning about the human and physical geography, different animal groups, adaptation and climate change. Take a look at some of the wonderful artwork the children produced.
The children will be looking at what time travel means and linking it to research of different time periods. They have already had to decide what time period they would like to visit if time travel was possible. There have been lots of interesting ideas! The children have also explored the artist, Salvador Dali. They used ICT to research and then created their own painting based on his work.
The children will be given a set of challenges every two weeks and will need to complete at least two of them. Below are some pictures of our amazing homework from the first challenge that was set this year. Alongside the challenges children are also expected to read, practise times table and learn their spellings every night.