Teaching and Learning Years 5 and 6

Senior School Preparation

In Years 5 and 6, one of our principal aims is to work closely with pupils, parents and our Head of Transition, Miss Page to prepare children for Senior School. OLA Lower School pupils moving to OLA Senior School are not required to sit an entrance examination. You can find out more about our transition process to Senior School on the link below.

Specialist teaching

In Years 5 and 6 the children benefit from being able to access more specialist teaching in our Senior School. This includes the use of Science laboratories, the Design and Technology Centre and Sports facilities. 

Enrichment activities

Many of the children’s highlight of Year 6 is their residential trip to Wales. It is a great way to celebrate and develops skills and friendships they have gained at OLA. 

We also have a rich programme of co-curricular events to bring the curriculum to life including:

1. Termly educational visits
2. Sporting fixtures and tournaments
3. Inter-school Performance Poetry
4. English Literature Quiz
5. Primary Maths Challenge
6. Inter School General Knowledge Quiz

Roles of responsibility

The Year 5 and 6 pupils take on a range of responsibilities. The Head Pupil and House Captains are elected from Years 5 and 6 on the basis of their maturity and leadership skills. Year 6 pupils contribute to the smooth running of the school by taking on prefect duties.