In Year 5, the children have the opportunity to develop their sense of responsibility for themselves and each other. We look to the pupils to set an outstanding example for the rest of the school, by being positive role models of behaviour and learning. The pupils become ‘buddies’ to the reception children, helping them to settle and develop their social skills.
We aim to provide a broad, balanced curriculum and to prepare the children for their future education. We encourage the children to reflect in greater depth, on themselves as learners and as considerate members of society. Throughout the year, the children investigate their topics through field trips, drama, guest speakers and outdoor learning. They have the opportunity to present their learning in whole school collective worship and are presented with certificates for following our keys to success.
During the year, we travel back in time as History detectives and visit Hampton Court Palace to experience how the Tudors once lived. The children also take part in a Victorian school day where they learn about the changes in education and the impact of the industrial revolution. To support our Science curriculum, the children visit a mobile Planetarium, where they explore and experience the wonders of the night sky. In Design and Technology, we construct and explore cam toys and make banana bread to support our Geography learning on St. Lucia.
Above all, we aspire to provide a productive and enjoyable year for the children, enabling them to leave with a genuine sense of pride and achievement!