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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

Tremendous Tag

Our Year 5 & 6 children recently took part in a Tag Rugby Festival at St Joseph's College, Ipswich. The children competed well, show strength, encouragement and determination.  We won 1 game, drew 2 and lost 3. We done everyone! [gallery...

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Robotics @ BT

On Friday 10th November, the Year 5 children went to BT @ Adastral Park to take part in a Crumble Bot session. The children were tasked with creating a program that would enable the Crumble Bot Car to flash different coloured lights; to make it stop when it came...

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Stratford St Mary School Remembers

On Monday 12th November all the children walked down to the church. Whilst there, we saw the the amazing displays which commemorated the 100 year anniversary of the ending of World War 1; we also saw the nine 'There but not there' soldiers sitting in the pews. The...

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Bikeability Fun!

At the beginning of this half term, our Year 5 children were put through their paces during their 2-day Bikeability course.  Mr Ross and Mr Hooley taught the children the necessary skills to be safe on their bikes - firstly in the playground and then whilst out on the...

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Movement of the Moon

In Science, we have been looking at all things Space! We have looked at the solar system, astronomers and the Earth and Moon. To finish off the unit, we made models that show the movement of the moon and its path of travel around the Earth. [gallery...

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Puzzling Prime Numbers

Recently in Swans class, the children have been investigating prime numbers. They had to work out how many prime numbers there are between 1-100, using everything they had learnt; multiples, factors and their times tables! To make it more fun, it was a competition...

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We Are Working On


Science – Earth & Space

  • The Sun, Earth & Moon and understanding why they are approximately spherical.
  • The movement of the Earth and other planets.
  • The movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system.
  • The idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky.
  • The movement of the Moon relative to the Earth by explaining how the Moon orbits the Earth.

History – Stone Age

  • How to survive the Stone Age.
  • Skara Brae and understanding its significance in knowing more about the Stone Age.
  • What happened in the Bronze Age, looking at how copper mining was crucial to the people of this time.
  • The different theories for the building of Stonehenge.
  • How and why hillforts developed as popular places to live in the Iron Age.
  • Why some of our knowledge about Iron Age Druids could be unreliable.

Art & Design and Technology – Wildlife Birds

  • How to improve mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing.
  • Creating sketch books to record observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • How to improve mastery of art and design techniques, including printing.
  • How to improve mastery of art and design techniques, including sculpture in the context of modelling newspaper birds.
  • Great artists, architects and designers.

P.E – Invasion Games

  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
  • Keep possession of the ball.
  • Use different tactics for attacking in invasion games.
  • Win back possession of the ball.
  • Adapt my movements for attacking and defending.


  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns.
  • Remember, practise and combine complex dance phrases.
  • Create movement patterns similar to a known dance.
  • Create a narrative through movement.
  • Can select appropriate movements to fit with a chosen dance style.
  • Can suggest and make improvements to my dance phrase.

Computing – Spreadsheets

  • Number Operations
  • Ordering and Presenting Data
  • Adding, Editing and Calculating Data
  • Solving Problems
  • Party Planning & Budgets

French – Getting to Know You

  • Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences
  • Understand basic grammar and build sentences, understanding how these sentences differ from or are similar to English
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so others understand when they are reading aloud.
  • Broaden our vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words.
  • Describe, people, places, things and actions.

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