Year 5 – Willow and Birch
The children in Year 5 continue to experience a greater breadth of opportunity within and outside the curriculum.
Opportunities for joining extra-curricular activities, especially in sporting and musical areas, along with the necessary organisational skills take a higher profile for our busy pupils. Teaching and learning within the year group aims to adopt a love of learning by employing a mixture of traditional and modern methods, in addition to developing a myriad of new skills that prepare the pupils for the challenges of our upper schools and beyond.
All subjects are taught by specialist teachers.
In English, focusing on word, sentence and text level objectives covering a wide range of genres. Mathematics may be taught in ability sets
ICT opportunities are embraced in Year 5, where children’s skills are transferred to other areas of the curriculum. This learning is further enhanced through planned activities using laptops and interactive teaching programmes. Creative work in English, Art and Drama are enjoyed throughout the year with a focused emphasis during our annual production which is performed to parents in the Spring Term.
Children in Year 5 participate in the Eurotalk Junior Language Challenge where they have regularly succeeded in gaining entry to the National finals for several years. The competition encourages awareness of world languages and provides children with opportunity to learn a wide range of languages which are not always widely known.
Trips and visits are organised to broaden the pupils’ understanding of what is taught in the classroom. These include a residential trip to Aylmerton Field Study Centre in Norfolk, where children have the opportunity to encounter new experiences and to further develop their social skills.
Year 5 is both an exciting and challenging time where we aim to bring out the very best in every child both inside and outside of the classroom.