Year 5 is an
exciting and challenging start to Upper Key Stage 2, where we strive to ensure
that our children have the knowledge, understanding and readiness for their
final school year in Year 6. We build on the already established skills to help
them produce work of a high standard. In the upper school
they are expected to take a more mature and independent approach towards
learning. Through a rich
and stimulating curriculum, the children can challenge themselves through
promoting independent enquiry and cooperative learning.
English, Maths and Science are very important and
are considered the core subjects in primary education. Alongside these are the
familiar foundation subjects: Art, Computing, Design & Technology, French,
Geography, History, Music, and Physical Education. Cross-curricular links are
often made between core and foundation subjects to help your child develop a
broad and balanced view of the world.
years of Upper Key Stage 2 (Year 5 and Year 6), children use their knowledge of
number bonds and multiplication tables to tackle more complex problems,
including larger multiplication and division, and meeting new material. In Year
5, this includes more work on calculations with fractions and decimals, and
using considerably larger numbers than previously.
get older, they begin to meet more abstract concepts in science – things which
are not so easily tested in the classroom, such as the bodies of the solar
system, or changes of state. They will continue to carry out experiments but
may also use more secondary resources for research or investigation.
In Upper Key
Stage 2 your child will increasingly meet a wider range of texts and types of
writing, and will be encouraged to use their skills in a broader range of
contexts. Their knowledge of grammar will also increase as they prepare for the
National Curriculum Tests to be taken in the summer term of Year 6.
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