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Upper KS2: Elm

Upper Key Stage 2 - Elm Class

Welcome to Elm Class.

In upper key stage two, our focus turns to being 'high school ready'.  Due to mixed year classes our learning pathways operate on a two year cycle. These learning pathways have been carefully put together by staff in school to ensure they suit our pupils' needs and are sequential. 

In Elm Class, we have a specialist teacher for Music, Mrs Martin. We have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument and have a set of class ukuleles. We often attend performances with other schools, and at the end of the year, we always put our singing skills to the test with a whole KS2 production! In past years, we have performed Aladdin and Cinderella.

After SATS in May, Elm class takes on a special challenge: Project Apprentice! The class are split into groups, and challenged to come up with a way to turn to £10 into as much money as possible in just one ‘selling’ week. Past groups have sold cakes, prepared staff lunches, made fruit smoothies, put on carnival events in school, run lunch-time craft stations and even manufactured their own stress toys! Wow! Project Apprentice culminates in a presentation to a board, usually made up of school governors, business-based parents or representatives from Stourport High School. 

In PE we have sessions with Worcester Warriors, Worcester Cricket Club, Kidderminster Harriers and many more, that supplement our usual lessons. We play fun tournaments with local schools. We will have the opportunity to swim in the summer term and always look forward to sports day.

We have more homework in Elm to help us prepare for our SAT’s tests and high-school expectations; and if we do well we gain rewards. We all aspire to join our head teacher for tea with Barnabee, when we have the chance to share our ideas with her – and best of all, have cakes!

Pupils are proud to wear a tie and blazer, which shows how they are rising to the challenge of Upper Key Stage 2. Our Year 6 pupils act as school ambassadors and lead our school council and our playgroup activities.

We know that Sytchampton will prepare us for the next stage of learning; the move to either Middle or Secondary schools. Students from Sytchampton have gone on to excel at Stourport High, The Chantry, Tudor Grange, Dodderhill Girls School, King’s School Worcester and RGS to name a few. We already have links to these other schools and we are gaining confidence and independence through residential trips and sports events.
Mr B Webster

UKS2 Teacher