This is the start of the Birchensale journey for our Year 5 pupils. Our main aim is to help pupils to transition from first school and settle happily into middle school. From September, pupils are introduced to new subjects and encouraged to become more independent. During the first few weeks, pupils are taught in form groups for all their subjects, but are then assessed and grouped according to ability for English and Maths. Year 5 pupils access specialist facilities: conducting experiments in the Science Labs; composing and playing instruments in the Music Room; painting, drawing and sculpting in the Art Room and trying out lots of new sports. As well as this, Year 5 pupils take part Gardening and Forest School once a week and may also choose to be involved in the School Council.

Curriculum Overview

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 5 Learning Blog

Year 5 Safari Park Trip

Year 5 Easter Egg Competition

There were some fantastic entries this year in the annual Year 5 Easter Egg competition. Pupils used real eggs to create some imaginative scenes! Runners Up Camran Uka , Aurora Davies & Sophie Web…

The Haider Babar Year 5 Indoor Football Tournament

The annual Haider Babar Year 5 indoor football tournament – in memory of a former Birchensale pupil – took place in the Spring Term. Matches were played every Monday and Tuesday and twelve teams…