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Year 5 Information

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Ages 10-11

In Year 5 we believe it is imperative to create self-assured young scholars who are well-equipped to face the unknown, unpredictable context they are about to enter. It is our priority to produce individuals who will invite transformation and approach it in an innovative manner, thus promoting progress.

Our main aims are:

  • To help pupils learn the subject knowledge, skills and understandings they need to become aware of the world around them
  • To help pupils develop the personal skills they need to take an active part in the world throughout their lives
  • To help pupils develop an international mindset alongside their awareness of their own nationality
  • To do each of these in ways which take into account up-to-date research into how pupils learn and how they can be encouraged to be life-long learners.

The focus is on innovative teaching, which constantly challenges the enquiring mind and promotes creative thinking. Every opportunity is used to make the curriculum more meaningful, through special themed projects and “Learning in Context”.

A solid values system ensures that the development of confident individuals and a positive self-esteem is balanced by respect, tolerance and empathy for others. The Year 5 classroom rules are simple:

  • Respect for yourself
  • Respect for others
  • Responsibility for your actions

The staff and children feel safe and secure to lead and experiment with new ideas and innovation, moving beyond the boundary practices. While the teaching day is structured, it provides for flexibility and time for the completion of an idea, thought or project. Learning is viewed as a lifelong process that enhances individual growth and development.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it
Aristotle