Year: 5

Class name: Cedar

Teacher: Miss Chloe Reep

LSA: Miss Zoe Parker

About the Key Stage 2 Curriculum

Throughout Key Stage 2, pupils will continue to develop a love of reading, through an effective balance of synthetic phonics, drama, speaking and listening tasks, guided reading and story telling. We know that pupils who can communicate orally and in writing, and who understand the value and pleasure of reading, are more likely to have happy, fulfilling academic and personal lives.

With these skills, pupils will access a broad and balanced curriculum that includes:

· English

· Mathematics

· Science

· Arts (Music, Art, Dance and Drama)

· ICT (Information and Communications Technology)

· Physical Education (PE)

· Humanities

· Yoga and Meditation

· French

· PSHE (Personal Social Health and Economic education)

· Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

We aim to enrich the curriculum with memorable learning experiences, including educational visits and outdoor learning opportunities.

Pupils will be largely taught together in their class but will be supported by focused interventions, where needed, so that no child is left behind. All pupils will take part in performances and key skills in Mathematics will be secured by high-quality teaching.

By the end of Key Stage 2, all our pupils will have the confidence, resilience and increasing maturity to deal with changes in school and at home, whatever they may be. Students will have developed: a love of reading; a thirst to enquire, ask questions and find out; positive relationships; good behaviour; and key maths, musical and artistic skills to prepare them for their next phase of education.

Our compassionate and caring pastoral approach will encourage all pupils to reflect on their own individuality and give them the confidence to enter the Secondary phase of education with a reflective, critical thinking and compassionate mind. We want them to understand the impact of their choices on themselves, on others and on their environment, both locally and globally. We expect them to be positive contributors as British and World citizens.

Below is the Year 5 Curriculum Overview:

Online resources

Suggested books to read throughout the year:

  • Varjak Paw
  • Brightstorm
  • Malamander
  • Wolf Brother
  • Great Adventurers
  • The Undefeated
  • Charlotte’s Webb
  • Moon Juice

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