UKS2 – Summer 1st
This half term, Upper Key Stage Two have been learning about Africa. In our history lessons, we have been learning about Nelson Mandela and the changes he brought about in South Africa. The children created timelines, researched and created marvellous double page spreads on Nelson Mandela.
Geography this term has focused on settlement types in Africa and the children have been investigating the River Nile and the key human and physical features across the continent. The children have also been collecting water samples to test them for pollution levels for the Freshwater Wildlife Trust.
We have been looking at adaptations in science - looking at how animals are well-suited to their environment. The children have researched Darwin’s Galapagos Island finches and investigated how the different types of finches have adapted to the food sources of the islands.
The children have created a selection of amazing African art this term – they have drawn lions and giraffes, as well as different animal patterns.
We’ve had some successes in sports in Upper Key Stage 2, with a number of our year 5 children representing the school in the Forest Heath Panathlon competition. The children did an excellent job and were awarded first place!
Our year 6 children have been extra busy this half term completing their SATs. The children have been working hard all year and demonstrated great resilience during the tests. The children enjoyed their bowling treat at the end of the SATs week as a reward for all of their efforts over the year.
Next term we will continue exploring our Africa topic, with a focus on the diamond trade. We also have lots of exciting things planned for our activities week, along with the year 6 residential.