A Day in the Life of a Year 5 and 6
Year 5: In Year 5, we have extended the morning sessions so that we can have longer, more dedicated time in English and Mathematics. This is to make the most of when pupils are at their most alert. The afternoons make up curriculum through foundation subjects.
Year 6: In Year 6, we are trialling a secondary model, whereby the pupils will rotate around teachers for Reading, Writing and Mathematics. This is to help pupils to become accustomed to a range of teachers as well as to allow teachers to be fully immersed and focussed upon one core subject.
Trips and Residentials
All trips are linked heavily with the curriculum and aim to promote cross-curricular work. Although these can be subject to change as the curriculum develops, here are a list of the most recent trips that your child may take as part of year 5 and 6!
Year 5 (See Gallery for pictures)
- The National Space Centre (Leicester) Science
- Jorvik Centre History
- London Residential English and Geography
- Black Country Museum History
Year 6 (See Gallery for pictures)
- Cadbury's World History & DT
- Stibbington World War Two History
- Scarborough Residential Cross-curricular Geography Topic
Daily reading - Please give your child the opportunity to read aloud to an adult or older sibling. This could include a range of reading materials, including cooking recipes and online news articles.
We are excited to be providing a rich and interesting variety of books in our 100 book challenge collection.
- Spelling and times tables
- Completed daily diary entry
- Weekly home learning journal
- https://youtu.be/kvqlalCxF1Q Example of home learning by Seren Matthews
- https://youtu.be/5O4ZRSbezJw example of home learning by Melisa Ndregjoni
- Standards needs to be as high as possible. In year six, weekly homework may vary and be structured based on an English and/or a Mathematics Skill.
Ways to help your child:
- Listen to your children read aloud and ask your child questions about what they have read.
- Make your own spelling test or children are to write sentences using the given words.
- Support with the weekly homework- ensuring it is completed to the best standard possible for the individual.
- Establish an effective routine for completing learning at home (such as soon as they get home from school).
- In year six in particular, pupils need to begin organising themselves independently with little parental prompt. This will be an important skill for secondary school.
- Pupils need to ensure that they complete their work or they will be doing this during break and lunch time. If longer pieces of homework are difficult for your child to complete at home, homework club may be an advisable option.
- Additional work may be given where necessary. (For example: times tables revision)
- Independent learning is encouraged. Have they found something difficult during the day that it would help them to practice at home?
- Year 6 children need to prepare for secondary school. They need to be ready to be independent and deal with the larger workload.
Children need to ensure that they develop independence across a variety of areas. Although some pupils may need support with this, this independence will help children to grow in a variety of ways.
What do pupils need and when?
- Swimming kits- must be brought in weekly for the term that your pupil is allocated to swim. Secondary schools require that children can swim 25 metres.
- PE Kits need to be in on a Monday morning and are to go home with pupils on a Friday afternoon.
- Pupils need to aim to start organising themselves. They need to learn how to pack their own bags.
- Children need to be punctual- morning work is an additional learning opportunity.
- Children need to develop the correct ‘behaviour for learning’.
- Lesson disruption cannot happen. There is a zero tolerance policy. It is unfair for children to hinder one another’s learning.
- As long as children try their hardest, that is all that can be asked. Both year 5 and 6 are important year groups and children must attempt all challenges to the best of their ability. If it is not, work may have to be redone (at home or in school).
- Year five is part of Upper School. It is an important year to ensure pupils prepare for secondary school.
- Pupils will be chosen at the end of this year as house captains and head boy and head girl ready for Year 6. We will be looking for good role models.
- House Captains- children are chosen as perfect role-models and representatives for their house group across school.
- They are the oldest pupils in school. As the oldest children in school, it is their job is to be role models for younger pupils and to help others.
- Behaviour needs to be exemplar- they will be sitting their tests in May 2020.