A nurturing, one-form entry primary school in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.
In Year 5 the pupils are given lots of opportunities to develop responsibility. They start the year with a fantastic residential trip to Phasels Wood which helps them to enter Year 5 with firmer friendships and independence. They also spend the year looking after Bob, their class rabbit. He must be treated with respect, fed, cleaned and given exercise daily – giving all children the experience of being responsible for the welfare of a pet.
Throughout Year 5 the children have fantastic opportunities to learn through exciting topics, including finding out new facts about London, discovering the stars and mummifying a body!
At Kenilworth, we ask our children to complete half termly ‘home learning grids’ for their homework. This enables children to practise a wide range of skills at home and to share their learning across the curriculum.
We also fully understand the impact of regular reading on a child’s development. Therefore we ask for every child to read a minimum of 3 times per week.
For more information regarding our homework policy, please visit the homework page.
At the beginning of Year 5 the children are given the fantastic opportunity to stay away from school together. Phasels Wood is a scout camp near Hemel Hempstead, where the children get to enjoy activities including zip lining, spider mountain and archery.
They stay away from home for 2 nights and 3 days, in a large log cabin within the secure camp.
For more information about Year 5 and their trip to Phasels Wood, please look through our meet the teacher presentation from September 2019: