Year 5

Years Four, Five and Six form the Middle School.  This is a time when the children are encouraged to become independent, involved individuals so that they are well placed to take advantage of all of the opportunities and activities available in the Upper School.  All Dolphin children are encouraged to ask questions as this adds to the learning experience for everyone.  Children take on roles of responsibility around the school such as Playground Ambassadors and being a School Council representative and are expected to set an example to the younger children. 

The school day begins with registration at 8 o'clock and ends at 3.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 3.15pm on Wednesdays, after which clubs and activities are on offer for a further hour. Occasionally day trips may return later than this, but advance warning is always given.  There is also an After School Care programme available until 5.45pm. For details of Pre- and After School Care, please view our Extra Curricular page. 

In Year Five lessons continue to be taught by subject specialists and include Classics, Drama and French and Earth Studies in addition to the core subjects making for an exciting and enriching environment. Homework is set weekly for most academic subjects and there is often the opportunity for longer projects to be undertaken both at home and in school, such as one on the Spanish Armada in History.  Wednesday afternoons are taken up with sport and there are regular home and away fixtures for both boys and girls in a variety of sports throughout the year.  All children perform in a music concert during the year.

Year Five children continue with their full and varied day trip programme which does include some longer trips. Their visits take in Dinton Pastures, the Tate Modern`, Herstmonceaux, the Swindon Train museum, Stratford-upon-Avon and Chiswick Pier.

Residential trips come in abundance, now that the children are a little older. They spend three days in France, four days walking in the Brecon Beacons, and five days on their field trip to Ironbridge.

There is also major drama or musical production in the Spring term for Year Five.

 

Years Four, Five and Six form the Middle School.  This is a time when the children are encouraged to become independent, involved individuals so that they are well placed to take advantage of all of the opportunities and activities available in the Upper School.  All Dolphin children are encouraged to ask questions as this adds to the learning experience for everyone.  Children take on roles of responsibility around the school such as Playground Ambassadors and being a School Council representative and are expected to set an example to the younger children.

 

The school day begins with registration at 8 o'clock and ends at 3.25pm, after which clubs and activities are on offer for a further hour. Occasionally day trips may return later than this, but advance warning is always given.  There is also an After School Care programme available until 5.45pm. For details of Pre- and After School Care, please view our Extra Curricular page.

 

In Year Five lessons continue to be taught by subject specialists and include Classics, Drama and French and Earth Studies in addition to the core subjects making for an exciting and enriching environment. Homework is set weekly for most academic subjects and there is often the opportunity for longer projects to be undertaken both at home and in school, such as one on the Spanish Armada in History.  Wednesday afternoons are taken up with sport and there are regular home and away fixtures for both boys and girls in a variety of sports throughout the year.  All children perform in a music concert during the year.

 

Year Five children continue with their full and varied day trip programme which does include some longer trips. Their visits take in Dinton Pastures, the Tate Modern`, Herstmonceaux, the Swindon Train museum, Stratford-upon-Avon and Chiswick Pier.

 

Residential trips come in abundance, now that the children are a little older. They spend three days in France, four days walking in the Brecon Beacons, and five days on their field trip to Ironbridge.

There is also major drama or musical production in the Spring term for Year Five.