Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year 5.  Year 5 is an important year as we consolidate and build on learning from previous years and work towards the entrance exams of Year 6. The girls prepare for their 11+ exams focusing on Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning.

In addition to exam preparation, the girls enjoy our Integrated Curriculum in which History, Geography, Literacy, Art and Drama is taught in alignment with our topics.

- Miss Ward, Year 5 Teacher

Integrated Curriculum Topics

  • Near and Far – Alderley Edge and Space
  • The Victorians
  • The Titanic
  • The Pre-historic Era
  • Ancient China
  • Modern China


Enrichment Opportunities

There are a myriad of Enrichment opportunities for the girls to take part in, from Sport and Music to Art and Computing, there really is something for every interest!

Girls in Year 5 can attend lunchtime or after-school clubs for Netball, Hockey, Rounders, Gymnastics, Cross Country, Art, Singing, Orchestra, Drama & Dance, LAMDA, Coding, Chess, Poetry, Cookery and Animation.


Trips, visits, experiences

  • Walking tours of Alderley Edge village and Alderley Edge woods to enrich their learning about the local area
  • A Christmas pantomime
  • A visit to the Liverpool Maritime Museum to investigate the Titanic exhibit
  • A residential trip to the Lake District
  • An art gallery workshop and tour

Favourite class books

Our half-termly set texts are currently:

  • Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Skellig by David Almond
  • Survivor: Titanic by Stephen Davies
  • The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo
  • The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman
  • Holes by Louis Sachar