YEAR 5

What to expect in Year Five…

Year Five is an important and enjoyable year for the children as they transition into the upper school. The children will be supported to demonstrate an increased level of independence and organisation across subjects as they prepare for their final year of primary education. The pupils of Year 5 will be applying the skills and knowledge acquired in the lower school and will be given the opportunity to take on greater responsibility within the wider school community.

 

During the course of the year, the children will be provided with diverse and creative learning opportunities across the curriculum including:

  • Learning about the history and culture of the Anglo-Saxons;

  • Designing an building sea-themed cam toys;

  • Performing poetry;

  • Coding simple mechanisms using ‘Lego We Do’ robotics;

  • Building Mayan masks;

  • Carrying out science investigations with visitors from Westcliff High School for Boys;

  • Learning about natural disasters and the impact they have in specific areas of the world;

  • Developing arts and craft skills such as quilling and weaving;

  • Interpreting and imitating the art of Turner, Van Gogh and Hokusai;

  • Reading and learning about the work of William Shakespeare;

  • Using green screen technology when creating digital art;

  • Learning how to keep themselves and others safe in PSHE;

  • Exploring the solar system, the movement of the Earth and the phases of the moon

 

Within all subjects, we aim to create a language-rich classroom that will broaden the children’s use of academic vocabulary and enable each and every pupil to express ideas confidently and articulately.

Danbury

 

We are also planning to take Year Five on a two-night residential trip to Danbury in the summer term. The pupils will have the opportunity to take part in a range of outdoor activities designed to foster team-building and communication skills.

 

Year Five is both an interesting and important year in the children’s development and we look forward to an exciting year ahead.

SWIMMING

5S Tuesday morning

5K Thursday morning

5M Thursday afternoon

5J Tuesday afternoon

PE

PE kit needed

5S

Outdoor: Wednesday 1st half term, Monday 2nd half term

Indoor: Thursday afternoon

 

5K

Outdoor: Monday 1st half term, Wednesday 2nd half term

Indoor: Tuesday afternoon

 

5M

Outdoor: Wednesday 1st half term, Monday 2nd half term

Indoor: Tuesday afternoon

 

5J

Outdoor: Monday 1st half term, Wednesday 2nd half term

Indoor: Thursday afternoon