Our Year 4/5 class is taught by Mrs Hughes and supported by Mrs Burnand in the mornings.
To ensure our Year 4 children in both Year 4/5 and Year 5/6 are progressing at equal rates and expectations are high for Year 5 regardless of their class setting, teachers moderate on a frequent basis and support each other in developing a challenging but exciting curriculum. The curriculum takes a distinctly international feel and children have explored UNESCO sites around the world, the adventures of the 1001 Arabian nights and will go onto study our Commonwealth and plants from around the world.
A vital part of our KS2 preparation for secondary is children’s home learning and how they tackle this independently. Children are given a topic linked home learning booklet with several tasks in. They must complete at least 3 by the end of the half term but how and when they complete them is up to them – long gone are the days of leaving it to the last minute after they’ve experienced a couple of these and this builds on their independence for secondary. We are always really impressed by the effort that goes into these home learning projects and the range of approaches to this.