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Mighty Oaks (Upper KS2)

Welcome to Mighty Oaks!


The children follow the curriculum and are encouraged to be independent. This page aims to give you an insight into what the children have been up to in lessons and what is planned.      


Upcoming trips

This year we are looking at World War One and Two so will be visiting Eden Camp in November.


The Autumn Term


Our Autumn topic is Remembrance.  In English we shall be reading War Horse and Goodnight Mr Tom.  We shall use these stories as a base for our own writing which will include stories, poems and reports. As historians we will be looking at World War One and Two.  We shall be finding out how they started, which countries were involved and how it affected those on the home front.  We shall be continuing our Heritage Schools project with an investigation into the impact of the wars on the people in the local area. In art we shall be producing our own recruitment posters based on the famous World War One Kitchener posters.  Then we shall be making Christmas presents using the make-do-and-mend ideas from World War Two.


This term, in science, we will be investigating materials.  We shall be finding out about the properties of different materials and how these properties affect their uses.  Then we shall be investigating solids, liquids and gases and how some materials can change state. 


As mathematicians we shall be looking at the four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will look at fractions and how to add and subtract them.  We shall also be exploring shapes, their angles and how they can be moved on a co-ordination grid.  We will look at graphs and they questions that can be answered using them.


In French Year 5 will concentrate on being able to talk about their family.  This involves mastering the verb 'avoir' (to have) in a positive and well as negative sentence.   Year 6 children will work on more detailed descriptions of themselves as well as other people, learn numbers from 69-100 and use the verbs 'avoir' (to have) and 'être' (to be).


For sport we will be practising our ball skills for both football and hockey.  If it is too wet we will look at different dancing styles from between the First and Second World Wars.  After half term we will be travelling to Pickering for swimming lessons. 








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