Pendennis Road, Downend, South Gloucestershire, BS16 5JJ

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Welcome to the Upper Band

Please follow the links for more information about your child's year group.

Year 5 (Miss Wallbridge, Mr MacDonald and Mr Desmond)

Year 6 (Miss Harrison, Miss Harris and Mr Desmond)

Year 6 Medical Forms for PGL Camp should be returned for ALL children by Friday 29th March 2019.

Year 6 Camp!

Please look at our year 6 camp page for all the information about camp including kit lists, medical forms and a copy of the presentation we gave to parents on Monday 4th March.

Year 6 SATS

Please see our year 6 SATS page for a copy of the presentation we gave to parents on Monday 4th March.

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Our topic in term 4: Were the Vikings victorious?

To answer that question, we need to know a little bit about what life was like in Britain before the Vikings arrived! We will learn about life in the Anglo-Saxon era, who the Vikings were, where they came from and how life changed once they arrived on British shores.

Watch out on our year group pages for photos and information about all the amazing things we learn about the Vikings!


As part of our topic, we will be learning how to weave using wool to create Viking patterns. We will start by recording our observations and reviewing our designs before learning techniques which will help us to create a final piece of artwork.


In 6MH, 6RH and 5/6AD, we will be reading Shakespeare’s MacBeth and covering the genres of newspaper report, narrative and instructions. In 5KW and 5BM, children will be reading Viking Sagas and writing their own short stories about like in Viking times. In both year groups, we will be focussing on how to use different language and grammatical techniques to create detailed setting descriptions and realistic characters! During the term, we will also be writing in out topic lessons, including a diary entry about life as a Viking soldier.


This term we will be focussing on measurement and geometry. Year 5 will be kicking off the term by recapping length, mass and volume and converting metric measurements. We will also learn basic facts about imperial measurements and use rough equivalences to solve problems. In year 6, we will be covering algebra, shape, angles, ratio and proportion as well as revising concepts we have covered in terms 1 to 3. As ever, please encourage your child to use Times Table Rockstars and DoodleMaths regularly at home. 

Religious Education

Our focus this term will be on the Understanding Christianity Salvation unit. We will be exploring the meaning of Salvation for Christians, including beliefs about the Resurrection. We will investigate what the bible says about the origin of Easter and also make links between what Christians believe about the Resurrection with traditions and beliefs at Christian funerals.


In computing, we will be learning how to program! We will be using the computer software Flowol to design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals and use sequence, selection, and repetition.


Indoor PE this term will be dance and outdoor PE will be netball. Please ask your child’s teacher about which days they will need their PE kits or check our year group pages on the website. As the weather can still be very cold in March and April, it is really important that all children have appropriate clothing for their outdoor sessions.


We will be learning all about holidays! As well as country names, we will also be learning vocabulary associated with holiday accommodation, the zoo, the beach and theme parks. We will use these words in context as we begin to use the perfect past tense.

What's on this term...

  • Monday 4th March – Amy Wilson author visit
  • Monday 4th March at 5pm – Meeting for Y6 Parents 
  • Thursday 7th March – World Book Day
  • Wednesday 3rd April at 9:50am - Y5 singing performance 
  • Friday 5th April – last day of term

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