At Aloha we like to pride ourselves on our family atmosphere and high academic standards and in this Year 5 is no exception. Every member of the class is treated fairly and equally and actively encouraged to build up his or her self-confidence and esteem.
The children are encouraged to evaluate their own performance both academically and socially – to be reflective on their progress.
This is achieved in a variety of ways: through their academic work and through their social contacts both with fellow pupils and members of staff.
For some academic subjects – English, Maths and Spanish – the children are ability-grouped.
Our classroom, like the rest of the school, is very well resourced with up-to-date materials and technology; for example, we have an interactive whiteboard or Smart board which is used for all lessons across the curriculum.
For Year 5 children there is a regular daily requirement of homework for different subjects, lasting between 30 and 40 minutes per day. Unless told otherwise the homework must be completed and returned the next day. We wish this to be a positive aspect of a child’s learning and not a cause of frustration or anxiety.
One of the highlights of Year 5 is their first experience of a residential trip with the school.