Years 5 & 6

Children enter Year 5 & 6 with a solid grounding in all the main subject areas and continue to study all subjects of the National Curriculum delivered in the main by their class teacher:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Humanities (History & Geography)
  • ICT
  • Music, Dance
  • Religious Education, Philosophy & PSHE

In Years 5 and 6 pupils benefit from using the senior school science laboratories once a week for their practical science lessons. The majority of the foundation subjects are taught through our themed learning approach to the curriculum. This is an enquiry-based method of learning and ensures that all the subjects link together to allow for contextual learning to take place.

In addition, these subjects are taught by specialist subject teachers enabling children to develop in preparation for their transition to Senior School at the end of Key Stage 2:

  • Music
  • Sport
  • Spanish
  • Art (Y5)
  • Technology (Y6)
  • Performing Arts

Pupils in Year 5 and 6 also undertake independent learning projects known in school as TED projects. This stands for Think, Explore, Discover and teaches the children time and project management skills as well as public speaking and presenting skills.

As our Year 5 children transition into Year 6, they can take on positions of responsibility in the Infant & Junior School such as Head of School or Head of House. As they mature and become more confident, take more responsibility for themselves, their learning and personal organisation are supported by staff to prepare for the transition from the Infant & Junior School into the Senior School, so that they have a positive experience that ensures they feel ready, prepared and are looking forward to the move.

Student on laptop
student with a VR headset
Students on laptop
IJS students

“Thank you – so much – for playing such a significant part in Emelie’s development at LVS – she is learning to become the best version of herself – because of all of you.”

– Emilie’s Mum

Cookery students

Learning Environment

Years 5 and 6 are able to make full use of the superb, specialist subject facilities in the Senior School including the science labs, theatre and music department in addition to the Infant & Junior School vegetable & environmental gardens which facilitate hands-on learning in Science and other curriculum areas.

Our Upper KS2 children take part in a number of off-site trips each year and this culminates in week long residential trips to reinforce their Learning Values & Skills in the summer term. They also take part in charity fundraising activities and sponsored events.

Students have use of the Theatre, Swimming Pool, Theatre and more in the Senior School.

students at the dining hall


Students are provided with hot lunches as well as choice of a salad bar which is provided by the catering team and takes place in the schools dining hall.

More Infant & Junior School Information

Years 1 & 2
Years 3 & 4
Extended Day