Years 5-6

Welcome to Year 5 and 6!

In Year 5 and Year 6 we have embraced the National Curriculum 2014 and for our learners we plan an exciting and inspiring learning journey.

In Maths, we engage our learners in fun, active learning. We endeavour to absorb learners in a problem solving environment where all learning has a real life context and where they are encouraged to develop reasoning skills.

Learners in Year 5 and Year 6 are also encouraged maintain positive attitudes to reading.They read for a range of purposes including for enjoyment and for information so that they develop their understanding of the world around them. Learners are introduced to a wide range of literature including classic stories and poetry such as ?The Jabberwocky?.

In writing, learners produce exciting and entertaining pieces of work with a good awareness of features and audience.Our Steps to Learning help us to include appropriate features in order that our readers are engaged. We enjoy writing stories, reports, letters and sometimes we choose what we want to write about!

In Year 5 and Year 6 our learners are encouraged to have some ownership of their learning journey. They review their own work and discuss how they feel it might be improved. Learners are empowered talk about their next Steps for Learning.

In Science, learners enjoy planning and carrying out investigations and drawing conclusions. In Art, learners enjoy examining the work of famous artists and then using these pieces of Art as a stimulus for their own creations. PE is exciting in Year 5 and Year 6 and learners enjoy working with our Sports Coach on improving attacking and defending skills in netball and football and in competing in inter-house competitions.

Computing is one of the most exciting areas of learning in Year 5 and Year 6 and learners enjoy computer programingand using iPADS to make movies.

Perhaps the highlights of the year in Year 6 are the residential visit to Chasewater and the end of year show!