In Year 5 the children will be starting the term thinking about how their actions can affect other people around them as well as themselves. The children have chosen to learn about philosophers and scientists, athletes and superheroes. The philosophers and scientists we will focus on are Albert Einstein, Aristotle, Galileo, René Descartes and Stephen Hawking. We will also be looking at how humans age and grow and how this affects learning and development.
In Year 5 this term, the children will be investigating how climate change is affecting the planet. They will be considering the causes of climate change in history, looking at the Earth and space around it and deciding what they can do to ensure a positive future for the planet. As part of this they will be designing and creating a model of an invention to help support people living in poverty in Malawi to overcome one of a number of issues they face.
In Year 5 this term, the children will be comparing different political models around the world and throughout history. They will be developing an understanding of both why and how we vote in the UK as well as gaining an understanding of why it is important to vote. They will gain skills to enable them to be able to decide what is important to them personally when voting and how to use this to choose a side to vote for. They will be learning about how our parliament is formed and the roles involved and will be forming a mock parliament in the class to share responsibilities.
"The pupil premium funding and sports premium funding are used to good effect." Ofsted 2017
"Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are supported well and make good progress." Ofsted 2017
"Safeguarding is effective. Systems to keep pupils safe are robust" Ofsted 2017
"The curriculum provides good opportunities for pupils to learn across a range of subjects. British values are promoted effectively." Ofsted 2017
"Good teaching in Year 5 and Year 6 ensures that most pupils catch up and make expected progress in a range of subjects by the end of key stage 2." Ofsted 2017
"Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare are good. Pupils behave well and have good manners. They demonstrate a strong understanding of tolerance and respect." Ofsted 2017
"Leaders, governors and the trust have a strong understanding of the school’s effectiveness. Their recent actions are ensuring that the school is improving quickly." Ofsted 2017
“Pupils speak highly about the quality of education they receive. They are very loyal to the Academy, each other and the staff. They appreciate the support they receive to do their best. Pupils’ conduct around the Academy and in class is excellent.”
“Teachers provide highly detailed and effective feedback on a regular basis so that pupils know what they need to do to improve. Pupils regularly respond to marking to ensure they improve upon their understanding. Pupils are now given more opportunities to complete their work fluently and at greater length. Good progress is strongly evident across the books surveyed.”
“Books are well presented and demonstrate that pupils take pride in their work. They contain a varied number of tasks and activities for pupils.”
“Systems to keep pupils safe are rigorous. They feel safer because behaviour has improved and there are good opportunities to learn how to keep themselves safe in different situations.”
“As a result of the senior leaders’ determination and attention to detail, the quality of education has improved, aspirations have been raised and staff morale is high.”