Year 5 is an important and exciting stage in your child’s education with an increased emphasis being placed on the importance of independent, self guided learning. At St Andrew’s, pupils are encouraged to take a greater responsibility for the organisation of their own learning journey and to work to, and meet, deadlines and targets set.
In Year 5, specialist teachers take lessons for English, Maths, PE, Drama, Music, French, Spanish, Science, ICT and Swimming. The pupils are given a homework timetable which details the homework expectations, along with appropriate deadlines, to ensure that they are able to manage their time effectively around other school and home commitments.
There are a huge range of opportunities for our pupils to enrich their school experiences through a range of clubs such as Squad Swimming, Surfing, Netball, Hockey, Athletics, Cross Country, Cookery, Street Dance, Arts and Craft, Movie Making, Chess, Running or even Maths and Origami, to name but a few. Our pupils are always busy and life is never dull!
Our new Year 5 residential trip to Bushcraft, will be a fantastic opportunity for pupils to challenge themselves in an unfamiliar environment, where friendships are forged and fears overcome in the beautiful woodlands of Cornbury Park, near Oxford.
The Year 5 and 6 summer production is also a popular part of the school year, with all pupils being encouraged to participate in a musical show. Pupils grow in confidence during this process and every child is given the opportunity to shine.
Communication is paramount in a small school like St Andrew’s and teachers maintain an ‘open door’ policy to facilitate this. The wellbeing and education of your child is at the centre of everything we do and we achieve this in a friendly and nurturing environment.
Year 5 marks the beginning of the transition from Year 4 (Lower school), into Year 7 (Senior School). Pupils are challenged to achieve their best yet are recognised as individuals with their own specific needs. Every child matters at St Andrew’s and everyone is given the opportunity to succeed.