Upper Key Stage Two

UKS2 – Sycamore, Ash and Elm

This week in English, we have been looking at Fairtrade and why it is important for the farmers who grow the crops that we need to make our food and even our footballs. We began the week watching two videos: one about how Fairtrade farmers are educated and supported by the Fairtrade Corporation and another about Fairtrade footballs. We then split into teams and have written to Integra (the company who cater for us) and Superstars (the company who support us with PE, Outdoor Learning, Art and Music) to persuade them to use Fairtrade products. Here we are planning them in teams. We can’t wait to post them next Monday!

In Year 5, we have been exploring the area and perimeter of compound shapes. In particular, we are working on our mastery skills. So, last week, we worked in teams to answer a range of questions using the skills we have learnt across the unit.

MShed Visit

Last Thursday, we had a whale of a time at the MShed. We completed a workshop all about the Home Front in Bristol and then had a competition to see who could take the best photos in the museum. Take a look to see which is your favourite…


Today in science, we started to explore what we know about light. We spoke about why light in the trenches was important for soldiers and also why blocking light and conducting a black out was important on the Homefront. We created our own black out shelters and thought about which resources would be more effective depending on whether they were opaque, transparent or translucent. Some of us began to layer the materials to try and make them more opaque. Checkout what we came up with…


World War 2 Evacuee

Today, in Upper Key Stage Two, we were sitting peacefully exploring our new test when all of a sudden, we were given a label and told we were going on holiday. We were all excited at this prospect. However, then, an air raid siren wailed through the area and we were told to head to the train station (the hall) and find our train using our ticket. We quickly realised that there weren’t enough seats so some of us would have to sit in the aisles and that our parents wouldn’t be coming on holiday with us.

Knowing this, we reflected on what it must have felt like to be an evacuee during World War Two.


September 2019 –  Karate taster session 

Yesterday we had a karate taster session. We learnt to count in Japanese and that Karate meant “empty hand” as well as several complex moves that we practised with our partners. If you would like to continue learning some new moves, please come to our after school club on a Wednesday!