Specialist teaching continues throughout Year 5.
The timetable is widened further through the introduction of Latin as an optional subject. Most pupils study Latin but those who do not, have extra lessons in English and Mathematics. The School will make a recommendation regarding the study of Latin, but we are always happy to allow pupils to try Latin.
Year 5 is an important year as both pupils and parents look forward to the future, and possible senior schools at the end of Year 6. A talk regarding both the County 11+ and entrance examinations to independent senior schools is given at the Introductory Parents' Evening at the beginning of the academic year. Parents are then encouraged to make an appointment with the Headmistress during the Spring or Summer term to discuss the future education of their daughter and recommendations will be made concerning future schools to visit.
Pupils in Year 5 are encouraged to participate in a residential long weekend away at Manor Adventure in Shropshire. The purpose of this visit is to encourage team-building and trust amongst the year group and to allow them to experience a variety of outward bound activities.