Increasing fluency in written work; development of style and imagination in the writing of stories, poetry, letters, reviews and accounts. Regular written and oral comprehension, dictation and grammar exercises, in conjunction with the increased use of a dictionary and Junior Thesaurus, Library skills and project work to develop ability to search for, communicate and evaluate information. Drama, classroom discussion as well as radio and television programmes for stimulation and discussion. Computer “language”programmes.
The school year is broken into 13 blocks of work. The main topics studied include place value, 4 rules of decimals, area and perimeter of triangle, quadrilaterals and composite shapes. Addition and subtraction of fractions, percentages, understanding timetables and more difficult time related calculations. A variety of graphs and transformations are taught, calculating volume as well as drawing nets and 3 dimensional shapes and the boys learn how to display and use collected data. Mental arithmetic is also practised throughout the year.
See Year 6
Introduction to Word Processing Skills, Spreadsheets, Analysing Data and Asking Questions: Using Complex Searches, Evaluating Information, checking accuracy and questioning plausibility, Graphic Modelling:
The study of Tudors and Stuarts, with supplementary study of the Aztecs.
Investigating Rivers, Transport, Road Traffic and associated problems. Development of Mapping Skills. Coasts, coastal scenery and coastal settlements.
French: See year 6