Year 5/6 Information
In Years 5 and 6, we have our own class teachers (Mr Blake, Miss Worth, Miss Southcott and Miss Guy) who lead our learning across the curriculum for the majority of the week. Just like in Lower School, we sometimes have time with other teachers. We also love having the opportunity to be taught by subject-specialists for a couple of sessions every week, too! In Music and PE, we get to use the specialist spaces that some of the older children use; in these spaces there is lots of cool equipment that we are beginning to use.
We are very lucky to be supported by our fantastic Teaching Partners, Miss Doyle and Mrs Barrett in Years 5 and 6. Both Miss Doyle and Miss Barrett lead sessions to support our social and emotional development; they help us academically, including leading groups in Phonics and Reading Speed and they also help us individually to address gaps in our learning in Maths. In Years 5 and 6, we also have Miss Barrett, Mrs Harris, Mrs Cains and Mrs Hicks supporting individual children.
You can usually find us on the Middle School site of KOA: we are based here for most of our lessons, with our class teachers. We also spend our playtimes here. We have this space all to ourselves at break and lunch because everyone else is in lessons! Right in the middle of our play-spaces is our canteen, where we eat lunch together.
During our playtimes, we have access to The LRC, where some of us like to go and read or colour quietly; some of us enjoy playing board games in this space. Some of us prefer to stay outside, playing imaginative games, using our new playground markings, chilling on the benches outside of the canteen, practising our basketball shooting or playing football.
We are lucky to have a Forest School area available to us right next to our classrooms. On Monday afternoons, Year 6 have been working with our Forest School Teacher and it’s now Year 5’s turn! Unfortunately, we are not currently able to use this area at playtimes as it’s just too wet and muddy! We are looking forward to the Spring/Summer, when this area will be open for us during these times.
In Years 5 and 6, we have a whole building to ourselves, with our four classrooms (two for Year 5 and two for Year 6). We are working together to make this space our own this year (we have only moved in recently!). A project that we are really looking forward to participating in is decorating our main hall!
Our classrooms look just like most Primary classrooms, with hooks for our bags and coats, displays of our current learning and interactive boards which we use to help us in our learning. In Year 5 and 6, we also have iPads that help us in our learning.