Year 5 forms part of our Upper Key Stage 2 and is the beginning of the transition of pupils from primary to secondary school. Throughout year 5 and 6 pupils develop greater independence and begin to have routines, for example formal homework and responsibilities, which starts to prepare them for the systems at secondary school.
A typical day in Hares class will involve a Reading and a Writing lesson, Times Tables Rockstars and a maths lesson. In addition, we study a full range of other subjects; science, history, geography, art, computing, music, PE, RE, French and PSHE on a rotating timetable. The children have discrete grammar and arithmetic lessons taught once a week, but the knowledge from these is embedded into all aspects of their maths and English learning.
The overall aim in Year 5 is to ensure all children are appropriately challenged in all subjects; with a focus on explaining, applying and justifying. The learning environment is encouraging, inspiring, motivating and fun and there are always high expectations of the children. We are fortunate to each have an iPad to support us in our learning which we use every day and across all subjects in a variety of ways.