Our Curriculum in Year 5 and Year 6
The curriculum in Year 5 and Year 6 further develops children's skills and knowledge, building on and enhancing the learning that has taken place in the preceding years. Core skills in English (including grammar, phonics and spelling) and mathematics remain a firm focus through discrete daily lessons, whilst a cohesive approach ensures strong cross-curricular links between subjects.
Topics are again arranged into three cycles (see below) to take account of the school's mixed-age groupings.
The rich and varied curriculum is further enhanced by a wide range of activities such as trips to the theatre and to places of interest linked to current curriculum topics, visits by poets and authors, whole-school maths days, whole-school science days and so on.
All children in these year-groups learn to play both a keyboard and hand bells as part of curricular provision, whilst opportunities to learn a woodwind and/or stringed instrument are offered through peripatetic music lessons. Children also benefit from a range of opportunities to take part in outdoor and adventurous residential visits, the destination of which varies year on year.