Welcome to Year 5
Year 5 is the start of the middle school journey. We nurture pupils to ensure a smooth and supported transition into Middle School. We realise that the leap from First School can be a daunting experience, therefore we strive to make this as easy and enjoyable as possible for parents, carers and pupils. We support pupils in the early weeks to reconnect with old friends and develop new relationships with both their peers and staff.
Whilst supporting pupils to develop their independence, Year 5 is the ideal time to understand the new daily routines. Additionally, during Year 5, we introduce the Parkside Standard and our achievement point reward system. We compete in year group or class challenges linked to achievement points and attendance to help embed our positive rewards.
The majority of our Year 5 classes enjoy a class-based experience, balanced with occasional moves around the school to subject-specialist teachers. We have found this balanced timetable allows pupils to settle happily in the early weeks before embarking onto a more independent journey as they move through the school.
Year 5 is a fantastic start to your Parkside journey and our team are confident you will settle quickly and develop greater independence to support your transition into Year 6.
|Mrs J. Papadopoulos||Year 5 Leader and Head of STEM|
|Miss E. O'Hara||Class Teacher|
|Miss H. Pickett||Head of Expressive Arts|
|Mrs J. Bennison||Class Teacher|
|Miss C. Wilkes||Class Teacher|