Years 5 & 6

Years 5 & 6 are referred to as “Upper Key Stage 2”; this reflects their stage in the National Curriculum.  The National Curriculum comprises the “core subjects” of English, Maths and Science, together with the “foundation” subjects of Art & Design, Computing, Design & Technology, Geography, History, Languages, Music and PE.  Religious Education is taught in line with the Oxfordshire Schools’ Agreed Syllabus.

We have prepared plans for each subject and, using these, we have constructed a curriculum framework which covers all that your child should be taught during the primary years. This framework broadly consists of two-year cycles for each subject.

Your child’s academic progress will be informally assessed by his or her teacher on an ongoing basis.  In Year 6 children take National Curriculum Tests (sometimes known as SATs) in Maths and English.  Our aim is to make these tests as low-key as possible for the children; you will be given more information in the Spring term, before the tests are taken.

During their time at the school pupils will take part in a far broader curriculum than the list above. Opportunities offered may include educational trips and visits including residential trips, theatre trips, sports and music events, class assemblies, visiting speakers and extra-curricular activities, to name just a few.

If you would like further information about the curriculum at Long Furlong, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher or the office staff.  You can also find a useful summary of what should be taught below.

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