Year 5 is the first of the two years in Upper Key Stage 2. This means the pupils are now nearly the eldest in the school. It is the year where they begin to look forwards towards the future, in particular taking their SAT's in Year 6 and making their secondary school choice. With this in mind, our aim as Year 5 teachers is to further develop their independence, not only in their routines around school but also in their approach to learning. As older members of the school, they can volunteer to join clubs such as, 'Reading Leaders' and 'Playground Heroes'. Many pupils in Year 5 enjoy taking on extra responsibility and feel as if they're contributing to the school community by taking on these additional roles outside the classroom.
In Year 5 we aim to promote an exciting, creative and supportive learning environment, which encourages each child to value themselves and maximise their potential. We provide opportunities for our Year 5 pupils to learn about the world around them, by teaching a variety of interesting topics, including:
- Ancient Greece
- World War II
- The Saxons
We endeavour to bring these subjects alive by participating in school-based workshops and/or going on educational visits.
Miss Goldthorpe and Miss Mackay