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.
*Please note: Due to the number of applications we are receiving, our Year 4 class for the 2019/2020 academic year is full. Act quickly and get your applications in now for the 2020/2021 academic year by filling out our application form.
Year 3 & 4 is when we work with pupils to build on previously learned skills, creating opportunities for the children to become increasingly 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:
Our children benefit from Spanish taught by a primary qualified language teacher and PE taught by subject specialists.
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 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 kit 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.
*Please note: Due to the number of applications we are receiving, our Year 5 class for this academic year is full. Act quickly and get your applications in now for the 2020/2021 academic year by filling out our application form.
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 the main by their class teacher:
Exceptions to these 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 this culminates in week long residential trips to reinforce their Learning Values & Skills 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.
We are currently accepting applications for all year groups for Autumn 2020.Apply Now