Pendennis Road, Downend, South Gloucestershire, BS16 5JJ

01454 866516

Welcome to the Upper Band

A warm welcome to the Upper Band page. Here, you will find all the latest information about our learning in class, our homework and trips as well as special events. We have five classes in the Upper Band and a fantastic team of adults working with our year 5 and 6 children:

  • Puffin Class (5SG) - Mrs Groves (teacher), Mrs Byran (HLTA)
  • Jay Class (5KW) - Miss Wallbridge (teacher), Mrs Bryan (HLTA)
  • Kingfisher Class (5/6AD) - Mr Desmond (teacher), Mrs Thatcher (HLTA), Miss Roseblade (TA)
  • Falcon Class (6ET) - Miss Thackeray (teacher), Mrs Byrom (TA), Mrs Holmes-Volk (TA)
  • Kestrel Class (6LL) - Miss Love (teacher), Mrs Teller (TA)

Year 6 hoodies can now be purchased by using this link.

Upper Band Term 1

 This term, we will be learning all about natural disasters, which seems particularly relevant given the number of wild fires across the world this summer and the hurricane that has affected the Bahamas. Please see the termly topic web below, which gives lots more information about exactly what will be covered in each subject area. 

What's on this term...

Monday 9th to Friday 13th September – children who have already received letters will be going swimming every day between 2pm and the end of the school day. We hope that children will be back on time but will text parents if there is a delay. Please note: during this week, if your child is not going swimming, they should be collected from the Upper Band cloakroom doors at the end of the day, not their normal classroom.

Wednesday 25th September – Y6 Life Skills trip. Please return permission slips ASAP.

Thursday 17th October – Parents’ Evening 1

Monday 21st October - Parents’ Evening 2

Wednesday 23rd October – 5/6AD Class Assembly at 2:45pm. Parents welcome in the school hall.

Thursday 24th October – ‘Interest Group’ day. Last day of term - please note that the school is closed for an INSET day on Friday 25th October.

Term 2 starts on Monday 4th November.

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Home Learning in the Upper Band

During years 5 and 6 at CCJ, children are expected to complete weekly maths, spellings, reading and English tasks.

We have new reading records which also double up as a weekly diary. We intend for children to use these to communicate about PE days, homework and other information from your child’s class teacher so please ensure your child is in the habit of bringing it into class every morning. Children should read 5 times a week and there is space for a parent signature so that every child knows both parents and teachers are monitoring this.

Please see below for our termly spellings overview. Spellings will be set every Tuesday and tested in class the following Monday.

As was the case last year, children still have access to DoodleMaths and the expectation is that children complete tasks little and often. Teachers will set one larger maths task each week.

New for 2019: your child now has access to DoodleEnglish and DoodleSpellings. These apps can be downloaded free online for tablets, PCs or smartphones - please follow this link. Just like DoodleMaths, the expectation is that children complete tasks little and often (about 5 or 10 minutes per day) to consolidate learning in class.