Upper Key Stage 2

May 2017

Year 5

The children will be enjoying reading two texts: Oranges in No Man’s Land and Gangsta Granny. They will use these texts as stimuli to develop their writing. The children will practise writing a variety of different text types such as newspaper articles, persuasive letters, diary entries, information texts and story writing, developing their understanding of text type and genre.


In Creative Learning, the children will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians. They will act as historians and use a range of sources to develop their understanding of Ancient Egyptian lifestyles. They will compare the Ancient Egyptian civilisation to the Maya civilization, which they learnt about in the spring term and to modern day society.

Year 6

Throughout the Summer Term the children will undertake units based around specific books, including ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty. These are designed to smooth the transition from primary to secondary school. Street Child is based around the life of a poor boy living in Victorian London

During the Summer Term the children will be working on the topic of Ancient Greece. They will focus on using a range of sources to find out about this ancient civilisation and consider their legacy, including the birth of democracy.