Upper School Pages
Welcome to Upper Key Stage Two!
Respect Relationships Resilient Reflective Responsible
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Meet our team!
A very warm welcome to Upper School from Mrs Turner, Mrs Price, Mrs Beckinsale-Yates, Miss Monoghan, Mr Langford and Miss Locke!
This year, our teaching assistants are Mrs Della Rocca, Mrs Goodman, Miss Bracken, Mr Chambers, Mrs Pearson, Mr Priestley and Mrs Foster.
The following page will hopefully provide you with as much information as possible. However, if you ever have any problems, concerns or questions, please see a member of the team at the beginning or end of the school day; or by phoning the school office.
Here at Broomhill, we have an open door policy and welcome parents into school.
We are all looking forward to a brilliant year with the children!
Children are now entering upper KS2 and as well as getting ready for new challenges, they will now become role models for our younger children. Throughout the year, the children will be exploring a variety of exciting and engaging cross-curricular topics including: Revolution, Frozen Kingdoms, Darwin's Delight, Blood Heart, Gallery Rebels and A Child's War.
Please see below our yearly plan which summarises the exciting year ahead!
Our Current Topic: Revolution
Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands. Vast wilds and hostile territories; incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and the deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in snow or being pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs. Be alert, for magnificent mammals roam these lands, sometimes hungry or fresh for a fight. Perhaps a hungry polar bear or an Arctic fox is hunting rodents, as swift as the wind. Research facts and figures of climate, temperature, habitats and ecosystems, and compose evocative poems about the Northern Lights. Become part of an Antarctic rescue team, braving the elements to rescue terrified passengers from a ship struck by a deadly iceberg that hides deep beneath the Southern Ocean. Wrap up well and settle by the fire. I’m just going outside and may be some time.
Our Focus Text
Throughout the topic, we be exploring The Wolf Wilder, by Katherine Rundell.
Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run, and to be wary of humans.
When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back. And, of course, wolves.
Themes to look out for:
-Belief in the impossible
Frozen Kingdom Information
All of the topics in UKS2 have a Creative Homework Project linked to them, which will give your child the opportunity to showcase their talents, strengths and interests. This will be shared both on our website and on ClassDojo.
-We expect children to read as much as possible. Children in UKS2 should be reading daily at home.
-Children are given a spelling test weekly (every Monday), so we expect children to practise their spellings at home. We have two practice sessions in school to support children with learning their spellings. Spelling lists are posted below (half-termly), as well as on their class page on ClassDojo.
-In UKS2, children should already know all of their times tables. We do recommend that children practise these as much as possible. Your child will have a Times Table Rockstar login to practise these at home. This website has proved to be very popular and practise makes perfect when it comes to times tables!
-In addition to this, we will often give children English or Maths related homework. Again, this will also be shared on ClassDojo.
These are the upcoming spellings for the children. Please check ClassDojo for the dates, as they change depending on our curriculum for that week.
Please support your child and the school with their behaviour and news by signing up to ClassDojo.
You can do this here at https://www.classdojo.com.
We use ClassDojo daily to communicate with you. By using the app, we can provide your child with positive points for a variety of reasons. It also allows us to instantly share messages, updates, photographs and your child's success within the classroom.
If you have not signed up already, please request a code from your child's class teacher to see all the benefits.
Your child will know Mr BY's famous phrase 'The more children are in school, the more they are learning'. Our aim is for children's attendance to be at least 97%.
Within school, we regularly celebrate attendance with the children.
Attendance to be updated weekly and after each half term.
Class 6: 96.15%
Class 7: 92.68%
Class 8: 93.20%
Class 9: 95.19%
Class 10: 97.31%
We appreciate your continued support.
Every week, children participate in a SEAL lesson.
Social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL) is a comprehensive, whole-school approach to promoting the social and emotional skills that underpin effective learning, positive behaviour, regular attendance, staff effectiveness and the emotional health and well-being of all who learn and work in schools.
During the first half term, the whole school will be focusing on 'New Beginnings'.
The following objectives will be covered:
-To know different kinds of responsibilities, rights and duties at home, at school and in the community.
-To understand that responsibilities can sometimes conflict with each other, including environmentally friendly behaviour.
-To recognise reasons for rules and laws; consequences of not adhering to rules and laws.
-To reflect on spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues, using imagination to understand other people's experiences.
-To understand that their actions affect themselves and others and to care about other people's feelings and to try to see things from their points of view.
-To realise the nature and consequences of racism and disablist language and how to respond to these situations and ask for help. (Circle times with reflections)
Furthermore, we will be having an extra focus on one of our 5R's. Our focused 5R throughout this topic is RESPECT. Within this, children will discuss what this is and what it looks like in our words and actions. Links will be made with our British-Values, through showing respect to others and mutual tolerance.
If you would like anymore information regarding SEAL, please see the following link https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-primary-seal
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Every child at Broomhill Junior School participates in at least 2 hours of physical education (P.E) a week. Furthermore, we also encourage the children to participate in completing 'The Daily Mile'. Because of this, we please ask that you ensure P.E kits are kept in school all week (including a change of outdoor trainers).
Our current topics include gymnastics and basketball
Our P.E days are:
Class 6: Monday and Tuesday
Class 7: Wednesday and Thursday
Class 8: Wednesday and Friday
Class 9: Tuesday and Thursday
Class 10: Monday and Thursday
Year 5 will also be swimming throughout the whole year, with half of the year group going for a term and a half, and the other half of the year group for the other term and a half.
Learning from home
We have put together some links to online resources that can support children learning at home.
We would ask that Parents consider how to keep children safe when they are online. NSPCC has some fantastic guidance available here: . We would recommend setting parental controls on any devices and keep an eye on your child's history.
Reading for pleasure
We have produced some suggested reading lists for each year group which might be helpful to provide high quality texts at home for your child.
www.getepic.com (hundreds of free books to read on line)
- Numberblocks episodes
- https://nrich.maths.org/ - Welcome to the home of rich Mathematics
- www.onceuponapicture.co.uk (images and questions to inspire writing)
Topic games/ useful websites
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach - Free curriculum-mapped videos for your classroom, arranged by subject and age-group; Live Lessons presented by top BBC talent; educational campaigns including Super Movers and Bring the Noise.
- www.natgeokids.com/uk/ (geography activities)
- https://www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/ (lots of projects for all key stages)
- http://www.lcfclubs.com/ (French games, English games and grammar activities. Use the password LCF2020sch to create a single user account)
Staying active is really important, but harder if you’re having to try and stay away from others here are some websites that might help.
Twinkl currently have an offer for all parents to be able to access their resources:
Step 2: Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS
Step 3: Share the offer code and website link with anyone who could benefit
Our Wonderful Classrooms
At Broomhill, we all follow the 5Rs; Resect, Relationships, Responsible, Reflective and Resilient. Here are some examples of our work based on these 5Rs.
Anti-bullying at Broomhill; All classrooms have this Anti-bullying poster displayed, which has been designed by some of our children. Every year, Anti-bullying is marked by having themed lessons as part of our SEAL work and where appropriate, English work.
National Curriculum Spellings
Curriculum Yearly Overview
Please see below our curriculum overview for the year.
English and Maths Targets for Year Five