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Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 class page. The teacher in Year 5 is Mrs Cushing who is supported by Mrs Lazell. Children entering Year Five become part of upper Key Stage 2 and are expected to take an increasing responsibility for their own learning. Homework is set each week in English, Maths, and Reading, with occasional homework in other subjects. It is expected that this work is completed on time. In Year 5, children study English and Maths according to the National Curriculum of 2014. From September 2016, Science is taught as a separate lesson, incorporating many practical investigations. There are two hours of PE weekly, usually taught by Mrs Martins or an external sports coach, plus Music and French which are taught by Mrs Rust. There are also age-appropriate lessons in P.S.H.E. and sex education to help prepare pupils for the physical, mental and emotional challenges of the next few years. Other subjects are incorporated into an exciting topic framework on a two-year cycle, and our residential trip in the summer will be linked to one of these. We encourage our Year 5 children to begin to take on roles of responsibility within the school and so they are offered the opportunity to be playground buddies, working to support younger children in the playground. Some children will represent the school in sporting activities such as netball, football, swimming and athletics as well as in music. It is a year of growing maturity and independence, helping to prepare the children for their final year at primary school.