Key Stage 2 - Year 4 & 5
In upper Key Stage 2 children are expected to take a more mature and independent approach towards learning. These skills are developed throughout the year during a variety of tasks and lessons and provide the key foundations that prepare our children for the next stage of their learning. It is important that all children continue to read to and discuss texts with an adult on a regular basis. Children should aim to read for at least ten minutes every night and at least once during the weekend (Friday to Sunday). Year 4 & 5 also sees the children taking on the role of ‘story tellers’ with weekly visits to Willow Class to share books with the youngest children in the school and inspiring them to discover the joy of books.
Homework is given out on a weekly basis. English homework will be set on a Tuesday and collected in by the following Monday and Maths homework will be set every Friday and collected in the following Wednesday. Weekly spellings will also be given out and children should be encouraged to continue learning their multiplication tables and division facts at home.
During Year 5 all children will also take part in weekly guitar lessons, with a specialist music teacher providing tuition. Early on they will be provided with a guitar to use (and take home if they choose to) and a login to ‘Charanga’, an online music resource which provides pupils with exercises to help them practice what they have been taught in class.
In the summer term Year 5, along with Year 6, are invited to go on a 2 night residential trip to a specialist outdoor pursuits centre. This represents a fantastic opportunity for our children to develop their resilience and further skills that they may not have even discovered yet. We are currently planning a trip for Year 4 students also.
Please see below for the latest newsletter/curriculum guide for Cedar Class.