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“Pupils feel safe and have a good understanding of how to keep safe. This is because the curriculum provides regular and appropriate opportunities for them to learn how to keep safe, including when using the internet.”


Ofsted 2017

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Swans Class

Key Stage 2 – Years 5 & 6

Upper Key Stage 2 starts in Year 5 and finishes when the children leave primary school at the end of Year 6. Emphasis in this class is still placed on a balanced and creative curriculum, but one that also encourages independence and self-organisational skills. By the end of Key Stage 2, the children will have had the opportunity to take part in a number of transition activities (so they feel more prepared for High school), will have had the opportunity to take part in a week-long residential trip and they will have also taken their Key Stage 2 SATs tests.

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On this page you will find news about our class, an overview of the work we are doing this half-term and links to online learning resources.

Mrs Edwards

Swans Class Teacher

Latest News From Swans Class

Walk To School

As part of Road Safety Week the children have been encouraged to walk to school. The teachers provided a 'Walking Bus' from each end of Strickmere so as many children as possible could walk to school. Walking to school keeps us healthy and it helps protect the...

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Brightness Day

The children put on their brightest clothes for Brightness Day. The children donated £1 for the Brake road safety charity. Thank you very much for your donations, we raised £75. In the assembly the JRSOs awarded certificates and prizes to the brightest dressed child...

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Crossroads @ ABC Pre School

The JRSOs visited ABC Pre School to teach the children how to cross the road safely. The JRSOs demonstrated to the children how to do it correctly and supported the children to walk across the road. The children really enjoyed having the JRSOs visit them. Well done...

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The Green Cross Code

The JRSOs taught the reception children how to cross the road correctly using the 'Crossroads' equipment. The children listened carefully to what the JRSOs were saying and followed their instructions. The children really enjoyed the session and were able to cross the...

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Speed Watch

The JRSOs joined the Community Speed Check Team on Friday. The JRSOs were given the opportunity to hold the speed camera and were able to see how fast the vehicles were travelling. The JRSOs learnt that the aim of the speed checks were to encourage drivers to do the...

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We Are Working On

Spring 2

History – The Shang Dynasty

  • A Place in Time
  • Living in the Shang Dynasty
  • Gods and Kings
  • Dragon Bones
  • Artefacts
  • Fu Hao

Science – Living Things

  • Classifying, grouping and sorting animals
  • The Linnean system of grouping
  • Curious Creatures (identifying different animals)
  • Micro-organisms

Art – Wildlife Birds

  • Drawing with pencil
  • Drawing feathers
  • Printing feathers
  • Modelling 3D papers birds

    PE Futsal / Swimming

    • Control and co-ordination
    • Balance and agility
    • New skills using the feet and hands
    • New rules, tactics and stamina
    • Teamwork
    • Accuracy in passing and receiving

    RE – Celebrations

    • Chinese New Year
    • Important Animals
    • Culture, Custom and Celebrations

    Computing – Apps and Software

    • Investigate new apps to support learning
    • Using new Apps to support learning across the curriculum
    • Evaluating Apps

    Key Stage 2 Learning Resources

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