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Year 5 at independent junior school for girls

Joining us in Year 5 

Year 5 is another popular key point of entry, as it’s an ideal time to settle into a new Junior School – to make friends and get used to a new environment, in preparation for joining our neighbouring Senior School.

This represents a big step from Year 4, as pupils continue with a broad subject curriculum, with class teachers in Science and Humanities, and specialist teaching in Maths, English, Art, Music, French and PE. As an independent school we can include new additions to the curriculum including Current Affairs and Latin. Our girls also have assignments set every half term to diversify their reading. They might given poetry, scripts, newspapers or recipes to read, or be asked to digest and then rewrite the lyrics to a song, all of which forms part of their extra independent study.

Whilst we incorporate iPad teaching as a learning tool in subjects like Maths and Science from Year 3, in Year 5, girls also start to learn how to touch-type in IT lessons – a really useful skill for the future.

Further opportunities in Year 5 include the annual Robotics Day with nearby QEH Juniors, ‘upper school’ orchestra with Year 6, running the school library and having the chance to be a bookshop assistant.

All girls in Year 5 have the exciting opportunity to experience their first week-long trip to Skern Lodge – a couple of hours drive from Bristol - during the Summer Term (together with Year 6) and we spend time in school preparing them for it. On the trip, girls try out a range of outdoor activities, such as kayaking, surfing and high-ropes, and develop important life skills such as learning how to organise things for themselves, and work in teams to complete various challenges. This is a real highlight of the year and a long-standing tradition at the Junior School!


Redmaids' High 
Junior School

0117 962 9451

Grange Court Road
Bristol BS9 4DP

Company number: 5165135
Registered charity number: 1105017 

Redmaids' High School
Senior & Sixth Form

0117 962 2641

Westbury Road
Bristol BS9 3AW                        

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