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Years 5 & 6

Blood Heart

Welcome back to the first half of the final term, we hope you had a lovely Easter break and enjoyed lots of chocolate!

This half term, our topic is Blood Heart where we will be learning about lots of very exciting things.

In Science, we will be learning all about the human heart, circulatory system and how they work. We will also be discovering the ways in which nutrients are transported around the body. Finally, we will be investigating light and shadows.

In Art, the children will be developing their sketching techniques, with a focus on creating different tones. We will also be learning all about the work of Leonardo Da Vinci and how he used light and dark tones to create 3D images.

Throughout this topic, our focus will be Geography where we will be learning about physical and human geographical features, with the children developing their map reading skills. We will also be comparing geographical features of Milton Keynes with a city in South America.

Throughout the term, we will also be taking part in a range of computing, music and French activities.


Due to current circumstances, please only bring essential items to school on a daily basis: Reading book, spelling book, reading diary, homework books and a lunch box (if not having hot school meals). Pencil cases are provided in school and currently cannot be brought in from home.

Please provide your child with a refillable water bottle that is taken home daily for washing before returning to school the next day.

Please ensure your child has a coat and any additional items of clothing such as: gloves, scarf and hat to keep them warm outside on the playground. As we are having to keep windows open in the classrooms due to current circumstances, additional items of clothing under school uniform may be necessary for keeping your child warm at school.

PE Days

Stingrays – Tuesday and Friday

Dolphins –  Wednesday and Friday

Sharks – Wednesday and Friday

The teachers in Upper Key Stage 2 are:

Mrs Briers – Stingray’s class

Miss Stankowski – Shark’s class

Miss Parker-Routh – Dolphin’s class

The adults supporting in Upper Key Stage 2 are:

Mrs Brown, Mrs Briggs, Mrs Wickham, Mr Marshall, Mrs Fox, Mrs Smith and Mr Reynolds.

Supporting Your Child at Home