UKS2 Home Learning

Week 17: Activities Week

Well, here we are, the end our Home Learning journey. Thank you and well done to those of you who have stayed the course. We hope that you have enjoyed the learning opportunities and made the most of your time at home.

We will be saying goodbye to our Year 6 at the end of this week. It is not quite the farewell we had originally planned for you , but in recognition we have given you some ideas for an alternative activities week this week. Year 5 we look forward to welcoming you all back in September. In the meantime we would like to wish you all a very safe and happy summer holidays.

Week 16: Journeying on…

Hello to everyone in UKS2, our online learning journey will be soon coming to an end. We have really enjoyed planning for you all at home and seeing the amazing work that you have sent in to us. Thank you for taking the time to share what you have done and for the lovely emails and messages we have received. As Year 6 will be moving on to their new schools in a few weeks time, we have split the planning for English as well as Maths for the next few weeks. Year 5 will be journeying to new worlds this week, using the video Pandora to inspire some non-fiction writing. Year 6 will be using the Book of Hopes to explore their own ideas about hope and the future.

Keep sending in examples of your work as we love to see what you are doing at home.

Week 15: Journey to the Moon

Welcome to Week 15. This week we will be continuing our learning journey to Ancient Egypt for our History and to Space for our Science. We will be learning about the Moon this week, so if you have been keeping a moon diary, it will come in handy this week.

Year 6 – Remember to keep looking at your Transition packs from your new schools. If you have a task to do, make sure you try and find some time to fit it in this week. We will be sending out some alternative English lessons this week to help you start thinking about your next steps.

Keep up the hard work everyone, we only have a few more weeks to go!

Week 14: Journey to Ancient Egypt

Good morning all! Welcome to another bright, sunny Monday morning. It’s going to be a hot one this week, so make sure that you are careful when you are out in the sun.

This week we are continuing our journeys to Ancient Egypt and to Space. It is also RSE day on Thursday, so remember to have a look at the sharing task and send in pictures of your work.

A special note for Year 6. Try to make some time this week to look through your transition booklets.

We hope that you enjoy your week. Remember to contact us if you have any questions.

Week 13: Journey to Ancient Egypt

Dear UKS2 Home learners,

We hope you are all ok. It seems such a long time since we were all together. We miss you but have loved receiving your feedback tasks and hearing your news.

Try your best with the activities we have set this week. Keep up the good work. We know it’s hard to keep the work going at home, but it is important that you try to get at least some of this done. We are trying to cover some of the topics that would have been done in school. Try to keep up your reading! Remember to take time to relax too 😊 Upper Key Stage 2 Team

Week 12: Journey in to Space

Good morning UKS2 and welcome back to Week 12. It’s hard to believe that we are now 12 weeks into our Home Learning adventure. It has been an interesting journey so far and this is set to continue. In school the children have started their new topics on Space and Ancient Egypt, so we will be following suit right here. Over the next few weeks we will be journeying into outer space and back into the past. These are some of our favourite topics and we hope that you will enjoy the journey as much as we are enjoying planning it.

Thank you so much to those of you who sent in your Pentecost art work. If you would like to see them, they are in the Gallery. Once again we will not be setting Feedback tasks, but will continue to set sharing tasks. This week we will be asking you to make a model of our very own solar system and see if you can come up with your own mnemonic for remembering the order of the planets. Have fun!

Week 11 : Energy

Welcome back! We hope that you have had a lovely half-term and have been out and about enjoying the beautiful sunshine. This week we look forward to welcoming some of you back into school. For those of you still at home, we will continue to plan for you as we have been over the last few weeks.

This week our theme is Energy and we will be learning all about renewable energy sources, force of air resistance and of course the Feast of Pentecost. We will not be setting feedback tasks this week, but we are still allocating a sharing task, which this week is an art activity based on the Symbols of Pentecost. Don’t forget to take photos of your finished pieces and send them into school. We look forward to seeing them.

Week 9: Food and Farming

 Dear Children of UKS2,

We want you to know we are missing you greatly. We are really proud of you for battling on in these very ‘odd’ times. We want to thank you for sharing your work with us and for trying hard. We know it’s not easy but keep going- we love to see how you are getting on so remember to e mail us your work to look through. We hope those of you who have done so have found the feedback useful. Hand in work that shows your best effort.

Remember, we all need to help each other get through this. Be kind and help the others in your household. Everyone is feeling up and down at the moment but remember to take time to relax- be creative, cook, dance, play in the garden, read and get rest. Above all, Stay safe

Week 8: Vehicles and transport

Good morning and welcome back to Week 8 of lockdown. For Year 6 this would have been Sat’s week, but things haven’t quite gone according to plan this year. Instead we shall continue with our second week of work on vehicles and transport. Our sharing task this week is another whole school activity. As it is May, which is the month of Mary, we have asked for you to create your own picture of Mary which we are going to put together to create a display in school. Our feedback task this week is to carry out a balloon buggy science experiment. We look forward to seeing your what you have been doing. Have a good week!

Week 7: Vehicles

Welcome to Week 7. Thank you to those of you who sent in work last week. We really enjoyed looking at your inferences and thoughts about the illustrations from Flotsam. Some of your Water Cycle models were amazing. The pictures that were sent in are currently on display in the Gallery. Our theme this week is vehicles and transport. As we only have a 4-day week this week, the theme will continue into week 8.

Week 6: Under the Sea and Water

Welcome to Week 6! Can you believe we are already at week 6? We are continuing our theme of Under the Sea, although taking a slightly more watery approach to activities this week. You will see that we have added in a Feedback and a Sharing task for this week. A separate Parentmail has gone out to explain this in more detail. We hope that you enjoy these activities and look forward to seeing what you have been doing.

Week 5: Under the Sea

So here we are, the start of a new term. We hope that you have had a lovely Easter Break at home and are ready for the Summer Term. Once again our Home Learning suggestions will be based around a theme for the week. This week our theme is Under the Sea, which we hope might inspire some of you budding marine biologists out there. There’s lots of scope here for some independent and self-directed learning based on your interests, from researching and finding out about marine habitats and the organisms that live there, to the threats that are currently faced by our seas and oceans. We hope that you will enjoy completing some of these activities and once again, don’t forget to keep in touch with us and let us know what have been learning about.

Week 2: Spring

We’ve made it to week 2. We hope that you are enjoying the time at home with your families and are not spending every minute glued to the online world. This week’s theme will help you get out into the garden and start looking at the signs of Spring that are all around us.

We have attached some ideas for things that you can do at home. Again, if you have and pictures of work or activities that you would like to share, please send them into the office. Thank you to all those who have sent in pictures this week. It has been lovely to see what some of you have been getting up to.

Week 1: It’s a Small World.

A big hello to Rowling, Horowitz and Morpurgo Classes. Miss Murray here and this is my first post on our Home Learning page.

We hope that you are all keeping well and keeping busy. We have sent out, via Parent Mail this morning, some ideas for activities that you can do at home. These are suggestions, try and have a go at some of them, but please don’t feel that you have to do all of them in one go! There should be enough here to keep you going for a week or so and we will send out some more next Monday.

Keep checking in on the Learning Links page as well as we will be putting information and links on there to other websites you can use.

I will be looking at other ways that we can keep in touch over the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more information.