Year 5 and 6
Students in Years 5 and 6 are ready for the challenge of youth. These students are the leaders of our school and role-models for the younger students. They are given opportunities to be selected as student leaders and all are called on to provide support to our younger students through our buddy programmes.
Years 5 and 6 continue to build on the foundations of learning, providing a balance between core and specialist subjects. Class teachers work closely with specialist teachers who take specific subject lessons, including music, art, sport, Japanese and health education, while others provide support and extended learning for students of differing ability levels, particularly in mathematics and English.
Students learn to edit and critique their own work and the work of others using agreed criteria. Students are streamed into ability groups for spelling and reading. Throughout the English programmes, teachers cater for the variety of abilities within their student groups.
Within mathematics, students are also streamed into ability appropriate groups, with the intention of ensuring all students have a strong sense of number and are constantly improving their numeracy skills and awareness.
We encourage students to set goals and reflect on their learning journey frequently. Teachers actively maintain effective data on student progress in order to provide the necessary differentiated tasks and experiences.
Underpinning our curriculum is a strong programme of pastoral care and academic support.
In these two years, there is a particular focus on building self-confidence, resilience and developing character to prepare our students for the important transition to one of our sister schools for their secondary schooling.