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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 lesson and what is planned.      


Trips and visitors


We have already had a visit from the NSPCC, who discussed staying safe with their campaign 'Speak out, stay safe.'


Marilyn Spence, a local artist, visited the school and talked to the children about her work and what inspires her.  The children then worked on their own Marilyn Spence inspired art.


The visit to the Stephen Joseph Theatre for an Africa Dance experience was fantastic.  The children were a credit to the school.


The Engineering fair was very interesting.  The children found out about local jobs that involve engineering, science or maths.


We visited the Stephen Joseph theatre again for their Christmas production of A Scarborough Christmas Carol.  This linked in well with the our work on the original A Christmas Carol.  It was a wonderful experience which everyone enjoyed.


We visited the Scarborough Art Gallery to take part in a creative writing event hosted by ' the Bard of Barnsley' Ian McMillan.  It was a brilliant morning with lots of laughter and hard work.


Upcoming trips


We will be working with the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Spring term.  We will look at how plays are written, produced and performed leading up to a production of our own.


In the Spring we will be visiting Barley Hall in York and investigating all things medieval.


The Autumn Term



Our Autumn topic is a Wonderful World.  We will be looking at how the climate affects the plant types around the world, focusing on the United Kingdom and Africa. The children will be researching both areas and producing and explanation text based on their work. We shall look at the differences between the two places and how this affects the use of land, jobs and production of food. Our link with a school in Africa will be explored.

Images of the African landscape will be used in our art work.


This term, in science, we will be investigating light.  We will be looking at how shadows are made and how light travels.  We will investigate reflections and lenses.


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 dance from around the world, such as African dance. We have been invited by the Stephen Joseph Theatre to take part in an African dance workshop.  After half term we will be travelling to Pickering for swimming lessons. 







This term we will be looking at the history of the school as part of our Heritage Schools project.  We will be finding out about who built the school, the pupils that attended and how the village has changed since the school was built.  

We will then extend this to Wykeham in medieval times, looking at the Abbey and who lived there.


To aid us with this, if anyone has any photos, memories or stories about the village or the school, that you are happy to share, it would be much appreciated.  


In maths we will be looking at all things fraction - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions.  We are going to investigate data and how it can be represented.  Measures will be part of the terms work too.


As scientists we will be exploring sound and working on electrical circuits. 


In PE we will be using the gym in Scarborough.  Movement will be the focus with the children learning gymnastic and dance style routines.  We will be working on our ball skills through basketball and tennis.


For art and design, we will be designing and making a bag for a Victorian child.  Then looking at portraits and how to draw them.


In French Year 5 will express opinions about food using the perfect tense while Y6 will concentrate on mastering the conditional tense and understanding prices. After half term, Year 5 will aim at mastering the future tense through describing our favourite activities whilst Year 6 will acquire a deeper knowledge of France and hobbies and activities popular with French people.





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