Girls in Year 5 of our Junior Department at Manor House School enjoy a varied and interesting curriculum designed to stimulate independent thinking and a love of learning.
They are taught by subject specialist teachers for French, Art & Design Technology, Music, Drama, RS and PE. Additionally Spanish is introduced in Year 5.
Standards and expectations are gradually increased throughout the year in order to ensure that the girls are equipped to face the challenges and responsibilities of life in Year 6.
To extend our differentiation, girls are taught in ability groups across the year group for Mathematics, Spelling and Guided Reading. Movement between these groups is reviewed regularly on the basis of informal assessment results and teacher observation.
In the autumn term, the girls visit the South Downs Planetarium as part of their Science work on Earth and Space. This is followed by a Religious Studies trip to a local mosque in the spring term.
At the beginning of the summer term, there is a three-day residential trip to a state-of-the-art PGL centre in Liddington, which supports learning across the curriculum and strengthens group work skills in preparation for Year 6.