The children’s penultimate year at Sandown Primary School will see them being taught by either Mrs Pounder (Hazel Class) or Mrs Bachellier and Mrs Apps (Hawthorn Class).
As class teachers, they work closely with their Teaching Assistant – Miss Featherston - along with other adults supporting the year group - Mrs Apps, Miss Clarke, Coach Davies, Mrs O’Gorman, Mrs Mott and Miss Holligan.
Alongside the learning that takes place in Year 5, our main aim for all of the children is for them to enjoy themselves, to continue to develop good social skills and to develop an independence that will stand them in good stead for Year 6 and beyond. We deliver the curriculum in a variety of ways to make learning interesting and fun for the children. For example, we try to be creative and flexible in our use of ICT and Art to enhance the learning in other subjects.
The highlight of the year is definitely our residential trip to Mallydams!
This is hugely enjoyed by both children, staff and volunteers ... although all are very exhausted by the time they return home!
Other activities that Year 5 children will be involved in during the year include:
- Visitors throughout the year
- A stargazing evening
- A Viking Invasion on the school field
- Many Science investigations
- Performing at the 'Big Sing' at the White Rock Theatre
Communication between home and school is crucial throughout your child’s time at school and though we appreciate that as your child gets older you may not pick up your child from the classroom door, you can remain in contact with us easily through the Class Dojo app and by popping in to see us.
see Our door is always open!
Have a look on the tabs below to see what we have been learning about in each term…