Years 5 and 6

Year 5:

At Foxfield Primary School, learning is planned in a cross-curricular way ensuring that children can make connections between English and other areas of the curriculum. Lessons are designed to challenge all pupils throughout with many opportunities for teachers and students to assess the learning taking place. This is achieved through our 'Kagan' approach where children are purposefully not grouped by ability to reduce the achievement gap as well as ensuring all children are able to learn the skills of collaboration, sharing, resilience and conversation. Every lesson has multiple 'Kagan' activities incorporated which maximises the opportunities for discussion and peer assessment.

During the Spring term, the learning in year 5 will be based around the core theme of 'Peace and Conflict', through the scope of impact on children. In the first half term, we are going to writing a diary entry from the perspective of a refugee born in a detention centre based from the core text - The Bone Sparrow - which is set on one of the many islands off the coast of Australia.

In Maths, this term Year 5 will be focusing on statistics and multiplication of three digit numbers. We will also be looking at division using multiplication and other formal written methods. We will continue to review our learning of place value and number from last term. 

In Science, we will be learning all about Forces. What are the different forces? How do forces affect our everyday lives? These are all questions we will explore in this exciting topic to improve our understanding in addition to carrying out several investigations to test our hypothesis about the way forces work. 

In RE, Year 5 are learning about Sikhism. We will be looking at the the moral messages, beliefs and values in the Sikh faith and using artifacts to learn about some of the outward signs of the Sikh faith. 

Year 6:

At Foxfield Primary School, learning is planned in a cross-curricular way ensuring that children can make connections between English and other areas of the curriculum. Lessons are designed to challenge all pupils throughout with many opportunities for teachers and students to assess the learning taking place. This is achieved through our 'Kagan' approach where children are purposefully not grouped by ability to reduce the achievement gap as well as ensuring all children are able to learn the skills of collaboration, sharing, resilience and conversation. Every lesson has multiple 'Kagan' activities incorporated which maximises the opportunities for discussion and peer assessment.

During the the first half of the Spring term, Year 6's learning will be based around the core theme of 'Sustainable Development', through the lens of the deforestation of the Borneo Rainforest. We will produce a dramatic narration over a video clip of the decline of the orangutans as well as a non-chronological report about the Borneo Rainforest itself. There will also be regular reading, spelling and grammar sessions in preparation for SATs and to boost these skills in writing too.

Year 6 will be focusing on fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence to start before working out different percentages of amounts. This will enable your children to deal with real life situations working out the cost of reduced items. We will then move onto shape and space topics: angles, co-ordinates and properties of 3D shapes.

​If you have any questions regarding the Year 5/6 phase please do not hesitate to make an appointment with Mr Bansal.​