UKS2 Curriculum

UKS2 – Summer 2nd 

The year 5 and 6 children have had a marvellous term completing their Africa topic. The children have been focusing on the geographical features of Africa – learning about rivers, settlements and trade. We particularly enjoyed using our Now Press Play headphones to listen to a story all about how rivers can be polluted and the impact of this pollution.

In year 5, the children have been learning a number of musical pieces in their clarinet lessons. The children had the opportunity to perform what they have learnt at The Apex, alongside a group of other schools. It was a brilliant performance and something that the children should be really proud of.

Our year 6 children had a tremendous time on their residential at Kingswood. The children improved their team working skills, resilience, independence and they even learnt how to make their own bed! The visit was filled with lots of exciting activities, one of the highlights being going for a night walk and watching the sunset.

We had an amazing Activities Week towards the end of term! At the beginning of the week, we joined in with some rock climbing, combat archery and orienteering at Brandon Country Park. Sports Day was a success and the children demonstrated great team spirit. A lot of the children loved creating Just Dance videos for our school competition; they certainly made us all smile!

Our Amazing Artist Day focused on the artwork of Yayoi Kusama, an artist who enjoys using spots in her work. We created some bright collages inspired by Kusama’s work, layering bright colours and spotty patterns.

As the year draws to an end, we wish the year 6 children the best of luck as they move up to high school in September. We hope they have had a wonderful time with us at Forest Academy, filled with golden, happy memories.

What are we learning about this half term?
Cycle A
Cycle B