As the older members of the school, there are lots of opportunities for Year 5 and 6 pupils to develop skills and attitudes other than the academic! They are now the role models for the younger children.
In Year 6, all children are expected to work hard, developing the skills and independence they will need at Secondary School. Their Standard Assessment Tasks (SATs) take place in May and lots of preparation work is undertaken before this – Booster Classes after school for instance.
In English work, we study all kinds of fiction and non-fiction genres, fine tuning our reading and writing skills. Grammar is important and the children will see how authors use this to make their writing more interesting and use it to improve their own work.
Our maths becomes more sophisticated and children become confident calculating with larger numbers and decimals. Amongst other things, they work with: simplifying and converting fractions, percentages and decimals; perimeter and area of compound shapes; presenting and interpreting data in different forms, and solving multi step word problems.
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