Upper School Curriculum and National Tests

The Upper School is made up of children from years 4, 5 and 6. The adults in this phase of school work together to give children the best learning opportunities possible.

The oldest children in this phase are very important leaders and role models. All children in year 6 are expected to take on a leadership role so they can contribute meaningfully to the community through their work.

During this phase of school, children are encouraged to take increasing responsibility for their learning. Book bags need to be in school daily and children are expected to read on a daily basis and make sure that this is recorded in their reading journals.

Mrs Neale is the Phase Leader for Upper School and he is happy to answer any questions that you may have. She is available on the playground at drop off and pick up time or you can make an appointment through the school office.

Information for parents

Please take a look at our current curriculum newsletters. If you require to see any past or future newsletters please enquire in the office.

Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check

Children in year 4 will complete a short Multiplication Tables Check in June. This check will help us provide additional support where needed. We will be writing to you nearer the time to update you with more information.

In the meantime, Oxford Owl has produced some helpful ideas to help your child be ready for the check.

Helping Your Child prepare for the Multiplication Tables Check

The Government has also produced a Guide for Parents for 2023.

Guide for Parents 2023

Year 6 SATs Tests

Children in year 6 will sit SATs tests in May 2022. The Oxford Owl website is updated each year with helpful information. Click on the link below to take a look.


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