Teachers: Mr Cowley & Mr. Smith

In Year 5, Mr Cowley and Mr Smith encourage us to ‘give it a go’ even if we don’t succeed. We are also encouraged to be independent and creative in our learning and to think for ourselves and not to always rely on others.  This will help us to become more confident learners and not fear failure and will help prepare us for life at Secondary School.

We begin our mornings by looking back at our work from the previous day and act upon any constructive marking given in order to try and help us to deepen our knowledge. After that, we focus on our English and Math’s lessons. We also have guided reading sessions and SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) sessions. We are given weekly spellings, which we are tested on a Tuesday. As our times tables are fundamental to much of our math’s learning, we also have a weekly times table test on a Friday morning.

After lunch, we learn our science, history and geography and many other subject areas through our Project Curriculum lessons. This Year we discover bugs, go to space and visit Alchemy Island where we have to undertake specific challenges.

On Monday afternoons in the Autumn term we go swimming.

To support our learning, we will be going on some lovely trips- the first one being to the Science Museum in December. We also hope to go to the Tower of London and to visit some allotments near by.

Our teachers hope that by the end of the year we will be confident, independent and enthusiastic learners, ready to face the challenges of our final year at Primary School.


Orchard Primary School, Oxford Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6LW
Tel: 0208 300 4878         E-mail: admin@orchard.bexley.sch.uk
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