Year 3 – 6
In KS2, we aim to develop the skills learned previously and create opportunities for the children to become increasingly more independent and confident learners, supported through academic, sporting and co-curricular activities.
Year 3 & 4 is when children move from Key Stage 1 into Key Stage 2 and we work with them to build on previously learned skills, creating opportunities for the children to become increasing independent and confident learners.
Our syllabus is broadly based on the National Curriculum core subjects with the majority of teaching taking place with their class teacher and delivered in small classes:
Our children benefit from Spanish taught by a primary qualified language teacher and PE taught by a subject specialist.
Across our Infant & Junior School, children take part in a number of off-site trips and each year a range of visitors come to share their knowledge. The children enjoy being out on a school trip and use these experiences to develop and extend their understanding in future lessons.
Children are set two pieces of prep (homework) per week in addition to nightly reading and weekly spelling tests.
Children are increasingly encouraged to take greater responsibility for their own possessions as they progress through KS2, both within the classroom and also by ensuring that they have the correct kits for their PE lessons.
From Year 3 onwards, children get to select their own lunch from the extensive choice in the dining room (and encouraged by the staff on hand not to forget vegetables).
Life in KS2 is busy and while it requires a lot of hard work our children have plenty of fun while they develop their learning.
Children enter Year 5 & 6 with a solid grounding in all the main subject areas and continue to study all subjects of the National Curriculum delivered in small classes:
For these year groups, many of the subjects are taught by specialist subject teachers enabling children to develop in preparation for their transition to Senior School at the end of Key Stage 2:
Years 5 and 6 are able to make full use of the superb, specialist subject facilities in the Senior School including the science labs, theatre and music department in addition to the Infant & Junior School vegetable & environmental gardens which facilitate hands-on learning in Science and other curriculum areas.
Our Upper KS2 children take part in a number of off-site trips each year and enjoy their first opportunity to undertake a three-day residential trip to reinforce their Humanities topic in the summer term. They also take part in charity fundraising activities and sponsored events.
As our Year 5 children transition into Year 6, they can take on positions of responsibility in the Infant & Junior School such as Head of School or Head of House. As they mature and become more confident, take more responsibility for themselves, their learning and personal organisation are supported by staff to prepare for the transition from the Infant & Junior School into the Senior School, so that they have a positive experience that ensures they feel ready, prepared and are looking forward to the move.
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