Upper Key Stage 2

Autumn  2018

Year 5

In Year 5, the children are exploring the topic of ‘Lost in the Rainforest’. They will be learn about the different layers within the rainforest and about the animals that live in that habitat.

The key text in English this half term will be:

‘The Journey by the Sea.’

The children will be continuing to develop their fluency and comprehension through a range of guided reading texts.

In Maths the children will continue to develop their understanding of place value and they will be consolidating their multiplication, division, addition and subtraction using formal methods.



Year 6

In Year 6, the children are exploring the topic of ‘Courageous Coventry’. They will be investigating how our city has changed since 1930 and the important role it played in the events of World War Two.


The key texts in English will be:

‘There is a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom’ by Louis Sachar which focuses on issues of bullying and changing friendships.

‘Run Rabbit Run’ by Barbara Mitchelhill  which is set during World War Two and explores the hardships faced by a girl and her younger brother.

The children in Year 6 are also looking forward to Adventure Week and Dol-y-Moch in September. The children really enjoyed their experiences last year and I am sure these children will also have an incredible time.