UKS2 Science

This week Years 5 and 6 investigated the effect of exercise on heart rate and collected data to show this. First, we analysed some data showing different heart rates throughout the day, discussing why the heart beats faster at certain points in the day (when we are awake). We also talked about how heart rates […]

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UKS2 Science

This week, UKS2 recapped all the parts of the heart, making their own heart models which show the flow of blood through the circulatory system. After making their models, the children made comic strips demonstrating one brave red blood cell’s journey around the body.

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UKS2 Science

This week in Science, UKS2 have been learning about the different components of blood and what each component does for our bodies. By using cereal to represent red blood cells (the oxygen deliverers), marshmallows to represent the white blood cells (the bacteria police), pasta to represent the platelets (the repairers) and dyed water to represent […]

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UKS2 Geography

In addition to learning how to Mexican hat dance, make mariachi bookmarks and count to ten in Spanish, Years 5 and 6 used different geographic resources to discover where in the world Mexico actually is. Using globes and atlases, the children identified Mexico’s location. In groups they discussed the different ways that the country could […]

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UKS2 DT – The finished product!

After six weeks of sewing, we finally have our finished toolbelts! After measuring their prototypes, Year 5 cut fabric to fit the correct size then made a toolbelt with pockets and straps using the running stitch, overcast stitch, backstitch and blanket stitch. Some children even decorated with embroidery. Some children are going to use theirs […]

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UKS2 Writing

In UKS2 this week we have been taking out our notepads and donning our reporter hats. After analysing real newspapers in class to spot ‘reporter language’, more members of Year 5 realised that reading non-fiction can be interesting (fun, even!) and they showed a genuine interest in reading newspapers for pleasure. “I couldn’t be more […]

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UKS2 DT

Year 5 and 6 have been very busy in DT this week. Not only did the children plan and design their toolbelts, they made prototypes out of paper too! As all good designers know, the planning process is crucial so Years 5 and 6 thought carefully about the purpose of their product, the user, how […]

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UKS2 RE

In UKS2, we have started to explore the idea of empathy and understanding other people’s perspectives. The children analysed the book Voices in the Park, which follows four characters all having similar experiences but perceiving them very differently. The book is beautifully illustrated to show each scene through a specific character’s personality. The children came […]

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UKS2 RE

After studying Hinduism for the past five weeks, Years 5 and 6 were asked to design their own board games in groups. The games were to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts of Karma (consequences to actions), Samsara (rebirth/reincarnation), and Moksha (enlightenment after breaking free of the cycle).

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UKS2 Science

What did Miss Higgit say when Miss Ramsden wouldn’t get off the seesaw? “Lever.” This week UKS2 have been learning about levers! Using a metre stick, a book and a Newton meter, the children investigated how much force was required to lift the book when the fulcrum was in different positions. Initially, the experiment tested […]

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