9-11 year olds

Welcome to Upper Key Stage 2 and our three Year 5/6 classes: Maple, Oak and Pine.
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Exciting times are ahead as our students delve into the compelling narrative of "I Am Not a Label" during our upcoming Guided Reading sessions! This thought-provoking book offers a unique exploration of identity diversity, and acceptance, providing ample opportunities for engaging discussions and mixed comprehension questions. Through carefully crafted reading sessions, students will navigate the intricacies of the text, honing their comprehension, inference, and critical thinking skills. Each session will be enriched with a diverse array of questions, ranging from factual recall to higher-order thinking, allowing students to delve deeper into the themes and characters of "I Am Not a Label." As students progress through the book, they will encounter a variety of text types and writing styles, further enhancing their reading proficiency and literary appreciation. Guided by our educators, students will not only improve their reading comprehension but also develop a broader understanding of the importance of empathy, tolerance, and inclusivity in our diverse world.

Our English lesson for the final half term will be based around the astounding text, Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Kensuke's Kingdom tells the story of an eleven-year-old boy named Michael, whose family decides to sail around the world, with their pet day, after his parents are made redundant from the local brickworks. Initially, their voyage goes well, and Michael's family visit several exciting locations. However, the weather becomes perilous, and their yacht is damaged Michael is washed overboard…

Our guided reading for the final half term will be based around the brilliant non-fiction text - The Boreal Forest: A year in the world's largest land biome. This beautifully illustrated text will give pupils the opportunity to embark on a yearlong journey through the stunning boreal forest. Spanning a dozen countries from Canada to Japan, the boreal forest is our world's largest land biome. Linking beautifully with our geography topic this term, this will enable all pupils to develop their comprehension skills. 

Please continue to check in with us throughout the term using Class Dojo as your child’s points and key messages will continue to be updated. 

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