Years 5 and 6
Throughout Years 5 and 6, Key Stage Two (KS2), children continue to develop their independence, metacognition (learning to learn) and problem solving skills. Pupils are exposed to a wide range of modern and classic stories, novels and poems, and learn how to use more advanced grammatical techniques in their writing. In maths, weekly, real-life problem solving opportunities give all students of every ability the chance to apply recently learned maths skills in a fun but challenging way. Regular philosophical discussions within each class help the children to expand their thinking about 'big' ideas and develop a deeper understanding of the world around them. A wide range of ever changing topics are covered and - wherever possible - each is taught across the curriculum to facilitate a rich learning experience. Visits and in-school experiences take place regularly, such as workshops from drama companies, field trips to the local area and exciting residential visits.