We’re already into another half term; it’s going to be a busy one! We are especially looking forward to celebrating the upcoming Coronation and have some exciting things planned in school for the children.

Class book: Wolf Wilder, Kathryn Rundell

A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run, and to be wary of humans. When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run.


During this half term, Y5 & 6 are concluding their Ursula Rhodes biographies and progressing onto learning about Greek Myths and Legends, in line with their current History topic, Ancient Greece. The children will use storyboards as a resource to plan to re-tell a famous myth of their choice. We know this is something they are going to love exploring!

Year 6 are going to be looking back at the letters they wrote to themselves at the end of their previous school year. They will reflect on these and plan to write a new letter, ready for their next steps going to high school.


In Spanish this half term, both year groups will be focusing on ‘The Wider World’ (el mundo a mi alrededor). The children will learn new key words and phrases relating to places in our world e.g. continents, animals, countries and the United Kingdom. They will conversate in Spanish asking each other questions such as, “Where do you live?”, and “Where is Spanish spoken?”. Not only will this enhance their Spanish skills, but their Geography knowledge too.


Science for Year 5 this half term will be Properties and Materials. In this topic we will be: comparing and grouping everyday materials, exploring soluble and insoluble and investigating how different materials can be separated. This topic is quite a large topic and so therefore it will continue into Summer 2.

In Year 6, we will be learning about Light. This will build on our work from LKS2 where we will explore the different ways light behaves including light sources, reflection and shadows.


All of UKS2 have made a good start to their controlled vehicles in Spring 2. This half term, we will continue to build the frame for our vehicles and then add in a circuit to make them move. We look forward to choosing 6 children to take to a celebration event at Leeds Beckett University on the 19th of May!

In Geography, UKS2 will be exploring the physical geography of three countries – the United Kingdom, Canada and Russia. We will compare these countries and identify similarities and differences in what these countries are like and how this impacts the people living there. We will be using our knowledge of these countries to write fact-filled non-chronological reports in our English lessons.


Year 5

During this half-term, Year 5 will begin by securing their understanding of decimal place value and how to write and read them. They will then explore the relationship between fractions and decimals before using this to support them with adding and subtracting. After decimals, Year 5 will move onto percentages where they will explore how to write a percentage, the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. They will also begin to consider comparing quantities using percentages.

Year 6

For this half-term, our Year 6 pupils will recap our prior learning to strengthen our understanding of key mathematical concepts such as place value, fractions and percentages. We will also recap our learning on 3 dimensional shapes and their properties. Once we have recapped our prior learning, we will move onto using algebra to describe patterns as well as writing and solving algebraic expressions.


Our music theme this year is based on Worlds Unite. During this, children will strengthen their body percussion and instrument skills. Pupils will also sing collectively in harmonies and melodies before coming together for a united performance.


In RE, we are looking at ‘How do Sikhs show Commitment?’ Throughout this topic, we will look at understanding how Sikhs demonstrate values through daily religious observance, investigate how Sikh teachings and stories influence Sikh practice and how Sikhs reflect on their own ideas and experiences.


PSHE at Oulton is taught through discussion. Pupils are asked to follow classroom rules that encourage respect and the ability to discuss concerns with a trusted adult when needed.

Throughout this half-term, they will be focusing on Careers, financial capability and economic wellbeing. Part of this will require the children to look at how money can be borrowed and the risks invovled in this, what makes a successful enterprise and what influences people’s decision about careers.


Our PE this half term will be slightly different depending on which year group/class your child is in. Please see below to see which areas of PE your child will be focusing on this half term.

Blue Tangs: Swimming and Tennis

Orcas: Swimming and Tennis

Starfish: Dance (Miss James) and Tennis (Elite)

Octopus: Dance (Mr James) and Tennis (Elite)

Children in Octopus, Blue Tangs and Starfish will also continue to be taught by Elite Kids Coaches for one of their PE lessons.

UKS2 children are also able to attend an UKS2 Dodgeball club. If your child is interested, please contact the school office via email.

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