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Welcome to Upper Phase 2019 - 2020

Upper Phase


Miss Szeliga and Mrs Turner would like to welcome you to the Upper Phase of our school.

This year we will be exploring topics including the Evacuation in World War 2 and the Ancient Greeks.

PE for Year 5 will take place on Tuesdays and PE for Year 6 will take place on Mondays but we would like children to have their PE kits in every day.

There are many exciting things that happen in the Upper Phase. Year 5 will be taking part in Young Voices this year and the Earth Summit. Year 6 will be going on their residential in the summer term and taking part in the Junior Good Citizen scheme.

Both classes are involved in the End of Year production. Year 6 children will be acting/singing and Year 5 will be the chorus.


Every Monday, the children will be given weekly homework for Reading, Writing, Spelling and Maths which will be due in the next Monday. 

Reading: The children in Year 5 and 6 are expected to read 50 pages a week (a recommended 10 pages a night) and record this in their reading journals. The children will also be set a quick comprehension task on Purple Mash relating to a chapter from a story they will need to read on Purple Mash.

Spelling: On Mondays, the children will stick a spelling sheet in the back of their reading journals. They are to practise their 15 spellings (10 that follow the week’s spelling rule and 5 from the Y5/6 statutory list) using the ‘Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check’ sheet. They will be tested every Friday on their weekly spellings.

Writing: On the children’s spelling sheet every week, there will an explanation about what their writing homework (based on their reading book) is for the week. The children are to complete this in the front of their reading journals. In most cases, it will be a task involving writing sentences based on a grammar focus.

Maths: Every week there will be two tasks set on MyMaths. The children have been given their login details and are free to use MyMaths at any point for their own revision. 

Useful documents

Classes in Upper Phase

Year 5 Assisi - Miss Szeliga

Year 6 Rome - Mrs Turner

Rome 2019

Key Dates

Tuesday 10th September - Open Evening

Tuesday 17th September - Year 5 Open Classroom

Friday 20th September - Year 5 Class Assembly

Tuesday 24th September - Year 6 Open Classroom

Thursday 26th September - European Languages Day

Wednesday 2nd October and Thursday 3rd October - Parents' Evenings

Wednesday 9th October - C S Clifford Author Visit

Thursday 10th October - Trip to STEAM

Wednesday 16th October - KS2 SATs and Residential Meeting

Monday 21st October - Art Week

Friday 8th November - Rome Class Assembly

Monday 11th November - Anti-Bullying Week

Wednesday 13th November - Author Visit @ St Joseph's - Year 6

Tuesday 17th December - Christmas Dinner

Friday 20th December - Carol Concert

Our Topic Web - Autumn 2019

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