Thriving as individuals
Entering Year 5 is an incredibly exciting time for pupils! They are given greater responsibility, and independence, and benefit from an increased number of lessons taught by specialist teachers including music, games, swimming, history, geography, art, DT and science (the first lessons in the science laboratories and DT workshop are thoroughly exciting as children eagerly embrace the new experiences that await!). During these years, children have many opportunities available to them and are encouraged to try new things inside and outside the classroom. Children grow in confidence as they move around the school, to their lessons, and learn new skills. Corridors and classrooms are alive with discussion, music fills the theatre, laughter and chatter can be heard at breaktimes and words of encouragement spoken pitch-side at one of the many sporting fixtures.
Interactions with our pupils always encourage good manners, respect for others, tolerance and kindness and we actively encourage parents to work with us, in partnership, in supporting the children in all their endeavours.
There is a great breadth of opportunity offered to children in Years 5 and 6. Our co-curricular programme offers something for every child, whatever their passion. This is a great age to be able to try new things, and develop new passions, and we actively encourage children to take advantage of the breadth of activities available to them. One of the great learning experiences for our pupils is the day and residential trips they can take part in. These are incredibly important for developing the child's self-confidence and independence, as well as giving pupils life-lasting memories.
Benefits of Year 5 and 6
- Small class sizes, of approximately 18
- An extensive co-curricular programme with supervised sessions until 6pm
- Breakfast Club from 7.30am
- Frequent sports fixtures against other schools (usually weekly)
- Most lessons taught by specialist subject teachers
- Day and residential trips (in the UK and overseas)