Week beginning 12th February
Miss Kropman here! I'm back and am delighted to share with you the carousel of Friday activities that your children have completed today on my first full day with them after returning from my broken leg. I have heard so many positive things about the way your children have adapted to change and behaved this half term, in addition to seeing the exceptional work which has been completed. Thank you to all of Year 5&6 for being so kind and helpful over the past two days. I have LOVED being back with you all and can't wait for next half term!
Congratulations to Mrs Fisher and her husband for the (slightly earlier than expected!) arrival of baby Joseph on Sunday. We hope to meet him soon!
Thank you to all of the UKS2 families for their continued support. I hope you all have a lovely half term break and look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Monday 26th February.
Miss Kropman x
Miss Kropman's first full lesson back with the phase was a total hybrid of science and computing, with the Spheros used very creatively by Years 5&6. After having learnt about the circulatory system throughout this half term, the children were initially tasked with drawing a life-size model of this. They used backing paper to draw around one member of their group of 3, and then drew a diagram of the circulatory system within this outline. Labelling the lungs, heart, veins, arteries and also colour-coding for oxygenated and deoxygenated blood challenged them, yet OF COURSE they rose to this with aplomb! The children were then tasked with coding the Spheros (using skills learnt in their computing lessons with Mr Neiman) to follow the continuous cycle of the system. Finally, they wrote a paragraph to explain their learning in science which they then narrated whilst filming the Sphero's journey. Miss Kropman was so impressed with how well UKS2 demonstrated their understanding in this end-of-unit cross-curricular activity!
Week beginning 5th February
Ongoing technical difficulties are continuing to result in a lack of photographic evidence for what your incredible children have been up to. We hope to have this problem resolved as quickly as possible.
Week beginning 29th January
Please see the Music Blog for evidence of the UKS2 choir members' exciting concert this week!
Week beginning 22nd January
Technical difficulties have led to a lack of photographs being available this week. Please do ask your children about their history carousel, though, where they made helmets, figureheads and created runes on Viking swords!
Week beginning 15th January
Please see below to see some examples of excellent learning in UKS2 this week! Despite the freezing weather outside, your children's brains are certainly on fire!
Sapphire worked exceptionally hard in their maths lesson today, using dienes and counters as manipulatives to aid their understanding of division. First, they created the whole number before proficiently demonstrating equal groups!
Year 5 PSHE - Tuesday 16th January
In PSHE this week, we have been looking at money and how we are influenced to spend this. In small groups, we roleplayed a scenario where one person was a customer and the other children took on different roles to try and persuade them to part with their cash!
Week beginning 8th January 2024
Welcome back to the Spring Term! It has been so lovely to welcome the children back to school for another busy week in UKS2. The children have settled back in extremely well and have coped with changes brilliantly, as we welcome Miss Shaw to Sapphire Class and Mrs Socratous as cover for the broken-legged Miss Kropman for Year 6 English lessons.
UKS2 Art - Wednesday 10th January
Year 5 and 6 are incredibly lucky to still be taught art by Miss Shaw this term. We started our new unit today with observational drawings of Viking warriors. In order to inspire their work, the children were given the opportunity to get in role as Vikings. Miss Shaw loved their incredibly intimidating expressions and superb battle roars!