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Year 4 / 5 mixed age planning

Discussion in 'Primary' started by RCL3, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. RCL3

    RCL3 New commenter

    I am a very experienced teacher but I am rather flummoxed by the idea of teaching a mixed Year 4 / Year 5 class from September. The foundation subjects should be fine but I am worried about the core ones. English splits Lower from Upper KS2 - clearly, my class will be across this divide. For Maths and Science the POS are arranged in Year groups and are different - Science particularly so. I don't think a proper rolling curriculum is in place, although I know that in previous years (before I joined the school) something like that was introduced. To make it all a little trickier still I have to plan closely with the teacher for Year 5 / 6 because Year 5 are to be split between us. How can I ensure I cover the Science POS for both Years 4 and 5, and the English and Maths? Help!
  2. I'm in exactly the same situation as you - totally stumped with how to cover both year 4 & 5's Science objectives. Hamilton Trust have some decent maths planning for Year 4/5 which marrys up the objectives from both year groups. I haven't found anything solid for literacy, though it looks as though a lot of the objectives marry up too. Not sure about SPAG - haven't had a chance to look at it yet.
  3. I have a year 4/5 class this year as well! I'm finding it very difficult to plan!
  4. whizzbangbang

    whizzbangbang New commenter


    This link will help you - it has 300 generic lesson activities that you simply overtype in seconds to create buzzy lessons very quickly. It is very useful and very popular!

    I don't know about the Sciene per se - it does sound tricky, but these activities will certainly jive things up a little.

    Many thanks and enjoy


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