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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.