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Welcome to Upper Key Stage Two!

 

    Respect   Relationships   Resilient   Reflective   Responsible

Click here to see our achievements page! enlightened

 

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!

Welcome!

 

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

 

 

Are you listening? What is 27 plus 45? Come on, faster now. We haven’t got all day. Find out about super strict schools by travelling back in time to a Victorian classroom. Make sure that you’re on your best behaviour though, as punishments are unquestionably terrible. Discover a time when great minds thought new thoughts and ingenious inventors created so many things that we take for granted today: the electric light bulb, the telephone and the first flushing toilet. Let’s forge ahead to research a time when Victoria was Queen and Albert was Prince Consort, and when some people lived in slums while others prospered. Take on the role of an important reformer and present your good causes to the Queen. Can you gain the support of a wealthy sponsor? Full steam ahead to the Victorian age.

Our Focus Text

 

Throughout the first topic, we will diving into multiple books including: Black Beauty, Oliver Twist and Skellig. 

 

When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain.

Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital.

But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever . . 

 

Themes to look out for:

-Nurture

-The value of friendship

-Trust and love

Revolution Information

Homework

 

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. 

 

Homework expectations:

-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. 

 

Spellings

These are the upcoming spellings for the children. Please check ClassDojo for the dates, as they change depending on our curriculum for that week. 

Class Dojo

 

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. 

Attendance

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. 

SEAL

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

Physical Education

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.

 

Parents- We would ask that Parents consider how to keep children safe when they are online. NSPCC has some fantastic guidance available here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/.  We would recommend setting parental controls on any devices and keep an eye on your child's history. 

 

Children- just a reminder if you ever see anything that makes you uncomfortable please speak to an adult. This website is brilliant for learning about how to keep yourself safe https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ - there are even games!

Every child has been given a login for classroom secrets. They will have work set every Monday, Wednesday and Friday sent via Class Dojo.

 

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.

 

Audible stories Audible are now offering children free audio books whilst schools are closed.

www.getepic.com (hundreds of free books to read on line)

 

Maths games

  • White Rose Maths Select your year group to view videos and activities to complete

 

English games

 

 

Topic games/ useful websites

 

 

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.

  • Fit kids club Exercise videos currently free (normally on demand)

 

Twinkl currently have an offer for all parents to be able to access their resources:

 

Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Step 2: Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS 

Step 3: Share the offer code and website link with anyone who could benefit 

Our Wonderful Classrooms

Our Values

 

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

 

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

Curriculum fliers for the year

Useful Links

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