Year 5 - Blwyddyn Pump

Croeso i blwyddyn pump! My name is Mr. Richard Henton and I am the Year five teacher. In Year five, we believe in developing and promoting an independence and positive attitude towards learning and behaviour. All tasks are designed to enable pupils to achieve, whilst monitoring their learning journey and identifying areas to improve in the future. Pupils are also encouraged to take responsibility for their own organisational skills, including class equipment and their own personal equipment required to complete the various tasks.

As all classes at Tavernspite Primary, Year five enjoys a varied curriculum, with Literacy and Numeracy underpinning all of the foundation subjects. Year Five is also fortunate to benefit from Forest School sessions held at the nearby woodland, as I am one of the school’s Forest School Leader. During these sessions, pupils are further encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning in sessions designed to promote lifelong skills within a natural environment. Some of the skills developed are being able to build shelters, prepare and cook food over a camp fire, build and manage a camp fire and to safely use a range of woodworking tools.

Year Five’s P.E. lessons are timetabled weekly during which the children get to experience a range of different sports and activities designed to develop an understanding of health and well being and also their skills and abilities within a range of disciplines.

Additionally, Year Five enjoys an annual trip to the Urdd Centre in Cardiff, during which they visit a number of attractions with the capital to enhance the pupils' understanding of Welsh culture and the Welsh language.

I believe by giving the children the responsibility to take control of their own learning they are able to flourish in becoming lifelong, independent earners able to analyse and enhance their own approaches to the wide range of topics studied, not only throughout Year Five, but also on into Year Six and beyond into secondary education.

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EXCELLENT Standards at Tavernspite School (Estyn 2018)

Estyn Comments

"Pupils at Tavernspite School achieve excellent standards".

"The federation's leadership team have a powerful vision.  They establish high expectations with a strong focus on teaching and learning and share skills and expertise highly successfully".

"The quality of care, support and guidance is excellent".

"Exemplary Provision and Standards" "Excellent" "Very high standard" "Exceptional Progress" "Highly Effective"

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