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St Paul's Catholic
Primary School

St Simon

Upper Key Stage Two Topics for the Autumn Term 


  • Place value
  • Four main operations
  • Multiplying/ dividing by 10,100,1000
  • Prime, square, cubed numbers, factors, multiples
  • Missing number problems, sequences
  • Fractions


  • Grammar- verbs, adverbs, nouns, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, punctuation
  • Weekly comprehension groups
  • Extended writing to include- descriptive writing, letters, biography, autobiography, tourist information leaflets, poetry

Topic:  California.

This topic will involve looking closely at the history of this American state; from the Native Americans, to the first European settlers, the arrival of the railroad, the gold rush and the birth of the film industry. Geography will focus on earthquakes- particularly regarding the San Andreas fault and weather patterns and terrain within California.


  • Earth and Space


  • Creation
  • Prayers Saints and Feasts
  • Advent

Homework: The following will be given each week- issue and collection days may vary according to the class the children are in.

  • 10 spellings to be learnt and put in sentences
  • 5 vocab words to research in preparation for the following week’s comprehension
  • Reading comprehension
  • Measures sheet to learn and be tested on each week- these tests will be stuck in the back of the homework books.


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