Upper Key Stage Two

UKS2 – Sycamore, Ash and Elm

Pop Art Paintings

In UKS2, we have been creating our own pop art paintings. We used our ‘Go Green’ topic for inspiration and created pop art pictures of items that can be recycled.

Explore Learning

In UKS2, we were very lucky to take part in a workshop which was run by Explore Learning. In this session, we were able to put our fractions, decimals and percentages knowledge to good use as part of an Italian restaurant problem we had to solve! Take a look at some pictures from the afternoon.

Entry and Exit Cards

In UKS2 we are so proud of our entry and exit cards. Look at the progress we have made!

Debating Xenotransplantation

UKS2 have been putting their debating skills to the test. After carrying out research into Xenotransplantation and the reasons for and against this procedure, the children took to a team to fight their case in calm and controlled manner. Many children were brave enough to voice their opinions whilst being backed up by their team. We can’t wait to see the children’s discussion writing.

The History Detectives

Amongst the exciting displays in the area this term was a display called, ‘The History Detectives’. On Tuesday afternoon we started to think about who this team might be, using clues from the awards, newspaper articles and messages on the notice boards. UKS2 decided that this was a team of people who worked to carry out historical research for TV shows. They used the documents to write a collaborative a list of values that they thought the team would have, thinking about our school values PART-E. Using creative skills, they have been creating logos, writing mottos and creating scrap book pages showing projects they imagine this team might have worked on in the past. Watch this space to see what happened next with The History Detectives…

Ready to learn!

UKS2 have impressed their teachers so much this week, with their focus and engagement with their learning. We have been working in our new learning groups and I snuck round to take these photos without pupils noticing, demonstrating their fantastic mover behaviour! Keep this up UKS2 and the sky is the limit!

Purple Learning – being the best we can be.

The new term is off to a flying start, with the children in UKS2 arriving back full of enthusiasm and positive attitudes to learning. We spent our first day exploring the puzzle pieces, which we use as our success criteria for being a purple learner. Each group, with one member for each class, had the challenge of sharing the value of their puzzle piece to our new KS2 members KS2. Thinking creatively about their presentations, pupils prepared raps, posters, speeches and performances, ready to share with year 3 tomorrow. Using group roles allowed pupils to stay on track, keep time and control the quality of their work. What fantastic collaborative learning!