Upper Key Stage 2 is the beginning of the transition of pupils from primary to secondary school. Throughout year 5 and 6 pupils develop greater independence and begin to have routines, e.g. homework, which begin to prepare them for the systems at secondary school.
In Year 5 pupils attend a residential trip at an outdoor activity centre and in Year 6 they have the opportunity to attend a week long residential trip to the Isle of Wight (a reward after their week of Statutory Assessment Tests - SATS).
Our top priority in Year Six is preparing the children for their next step to Secondary School. We want them to be confident in their own abilities, both academically and socially. We work closely with Samuel Ward, as well as the other primary schools in our Trust, to provide the Year Six children with as many opportunities to make links with new people and places, as possible.
Our Upper Key Stage 2 classes are:
Nile Class (Year 5): Teacher: Mr Richards, Teaching Assistant: Mrs Billings
Zambezi Class (Year 5): Teacher: Miss Washbrook, Teaching Assistant: Miss Bruty and Mrs Pattendale
Pacific Class: Teacher: Miss Brown/Mrs Woodward, Teaching Assistants: Mrs Barrett
Atlantic Class: Teacher: Mr Harris, Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hulyer