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Year 5 at Waverley - For Ages 9-10 Yrs

Year 5 Overview

In Year 5 pupils are now regarded as part of one of the older year groups in the school. They are encouraged to not only take more responsibility for planning both their school work, homework and school day activities but also have a caring and protective attitude to the younger pupils in the school. Year 5 participate closely with Year 6 in a variety of activities such as sports match fixtures, Exam Prep classes, drama and music productions, assemblies and residential trips.

As well as a formal structured timetable with daily lessons of Maths and English, children will receive daily homework to be completed generally for the next day. Alternatively, it will be in the form of a small project due a few days later. Other core curriculum subjects include French, Design and Technology (DT), Art, History, Geography, Science and RE. In Year 5, children should be reading independently on a daily basis. However, reading aloud to parents every day is also strongly recommended. The school also provides a recommended reading list to parents of books suitable by year group and reading ability.

As Secondary School draws closer, children also begin more formal preparation for entrance exams to independent and grammar schools that take place towards the beginning of Year 6. SPAG (Spelling and Grammar) lessons, daily Maths and English and Thinking Skills lessons are timetabled lessons. Pupils are also recommended to take part in Exam Prep classes once a week after the end of the regular school day to practice exam skills and coping strategies. 

Inter-School Fixtures and Competitions

Pupils in Year 5 take part in sports fixtures against other local schools for football, cricket, rounders, netball, athletics and swimming galas. 

Within school, all Year 5 students participate in World Book Day, Modern Languages Day, Environment Day, Maths Day Challenges, KS2 Christmas and Summer Productions, and also a Year 5 Assembly. 

School Trips 

Year 5 take part in a variety of school trips which focus around aspects of the curriculum that they have been studying. Recent trips have included:

  • Kew Gardens
  • Imperial War Museum

Pupils of Year 5 and Year 6 also participate in a 4-night residential trip, experiencing a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities such as wall climbing, abseiling, treetop rope courses and giant swings.

Curriculum Maps

Autumn Term Curriculum Map, click here.

Spring Term Curriculum Map, click here

Summer Term Curriculum Map, click here

Photo Galleries

See below, pictures of the Year 5 children with their Science experiments.

For more school photos, click here


Year 5 Science

Individual Science Experiments