Staff across Year 5 and Year 6 are looking forward to the forthcoming year. We have lots of exciting topics and residentials planned!
Teaching and learning in Upper Key-stage Two is centred on an enriched curriculum, which encourages children to become independent learners and thinkers. We deliver the curriculum using inspirational learning activities. Our choice of topics creates a classroom environment that motivates and interests the children.
We will be enhancing children’s learning through enriched first-hand experiences. Over the course of the school year, the children will have the opportunity participate in a range of exciting residentials. We have organised visits to Carlton and Robinwood.
When children reach Year 5 and Year 6, we follow the ‘Renaissance Reading’ scheme. Children can choose from an exciting range of fiction and non-fiction books and have an opportunity to work on the computer to take comprehension quizzes, based on the book that they have read. Children can earn points for each quiz that they pass and they receive a reward for reaching given milestones. Parents are more welcome to come into assembly to see children receive their award.
Homework is organised into a grid of different activities, from across the curriculum. This allows the children to choose objectives more suited to their learning styles and activities that can be completed together at home. Activities range from cooking to creating descriptive poetry. Completion of homework is rewarded with an extra playtime at the end of each half term! We appreciate the support that you provide, when helping your child to complete homework tasks.