Years 5 and 6
At this stage all subjects are taught by experienced specialist teachers, most of whom are Secondary School trained, and who will teach the pupils right through to Year 8. Pupils are extended beyond the Key Stage 2 programme of study in preparation for future years.
Latin is introduced in Years 5 and 6. A small rodent named Minimus steals the show but pupils also study Roman Social History and Mythology as part of the course.
Our SKULL programme forms the basis of the PRHSE curriculum and covers Skills, Knowledge and Understanding for Lifelong Learning. Within this programme pupils enhance their personal, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development as well as a whole range of life skills, such as First Aid and Internet Safety. To view the curriculum for the term for each subject, please click on the relevant Autumn Term Curriculum Planner on the right.
Parents are positively encouraged to be involved in their child’s education. There is continuous assessment of each pupil’s progress throughout the School and information about academic progress and attainment is disseminated through reports and parents’ meetings. Click the links below to view our assessment and reporting schedules for this year:
There is a full range of sports available to pupils: Netball; Soccer; Rugby; Hockey; Cross Country; Gymnastics/Dance, Volleyball, Swimming; Rounders; Cricket; Stoolball and Athletics. The Under 10 and Under 11 (Colts) teams are selected from these classes. We have an extensive sports fixture list which includes matches against other schools so that all pupils are catered for – every pupil has a chance to represent Skippers. View our termly calendar here to see the fixtures we have lined up this term.
Other clubs and activities available to our Year 5 and 6 pupils include: Choir; Music Ensembles; Pottery; Conversational French; Drama; Soccer; Netball; Rounders; Athletics; Gymnastics; Model Making and Art Club.
Experiences and trips play an important part in pupils’ development as they progress through the school. These include visits to theatres, historic sites and museums, as well as a variety of visiting workshops and performances.
"Every teacher that taught me always took an interest in my passion for science and space exploration, and would try and help and push me that little bit further to fulfill that passion, and help me prepare for my education beyond Skippers."
Matt Cro, former pupil (Space Technology & Exploration, EADS Astrium)