Upper Key Stage 2

In Year 5 and 6, there are three classes: 

Willow Class (Mrs Walters)                                  Sequoia Class (Mr Neale)  


                             Copper Beech Class (Mrs Delmaine and Mr Wright)  

Copper Beech is mixed year 5 and 6, Willow year 6 and Sequoia year 5, and this changes each year according to the needs of the children.  The classes mix for the teaching Maths to best meet the learning needs of pupils.


Y5/6 classroom group work                     Y5/6 volcano Science and DT    


Creative Curriulum Topics

Throughout the two years, pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum through a topic approach. Some of these topics include:

  • 'Top Secret’
    • A spy-themed topic which is based around science objectives. 
  • ‘Our Fragile Earth’
    • Our South-America study, focussing on the Amazon rainforest.
  • ‘Groovy Greeks’
    • A history topic focussing on Ancient Greece. 
  • 'Circle of life' 
    • A science topic, focussing on life cycles, habitats and classification. 
  • ‘Rumble' 
    • A geography topic, focussing on plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters.



Y5/6 volcano Science and DT project

Blists Hill Victorian Village Trip 2019 as part of The Victorians topic. 

Within these topics, the children meet the curriculum objectives for all foundation subjects as well as Science. Our topics encompass our ‘Together’ Curriculum (click here for the Together Curriculum page) as well as our Philosophy for Children approach (click here for the P4C page), allowing children to think more deeply about local and global issues. We aim to provide experiences that enhance the topic they are studying by arranging trips, theatre productions, guest speakers and topic ‘launch’ days.

Our Y5/6 curriculum long term planning can be accessed here. 

Maths and Literacy

Maths (click here for the Maths page) and Literacy (click here for the Literacy page) run alongside the topics, and include ‘skills sessions’ for handwriting and arithmetic. The aim is to ensure that pupils leave us with the necessary skills to access the Key Stage 3 curriculum as independent learners.

Extra-Curricular Activities

In Year 6, pupils have the opportunity to go on our Residential trip, where they can develop team building skills, problem solving skills and critical thinking in the great outdoors. It is something we look forward to every year and is a great experience for all involved!



Y6 Annual Residential Trip

Year 6 also have an opportunity to be involved with their leaver’s production at the end of the year, which is always a lovely way to round off their experience with us at Dursley C of E Primary Academy.