Key Stage 2
Key Stage 2 covers classes from Year 3 to Year 6. Our aim is to build upon the foundation skills that have been introduced in Early Years and Infants.
By the time students get to Year 3 they have started developing numeracy skills and started learning to read and write. By using a cross-curricular approach, we try to ensure that the curriculum is broad and balanced as well as interesting and varied.
There is a large emphasis on developing students’ understanding of the English language through oral introductions, speaking and listening opportunities and teacher-modelling. As students move from one year group to the next, our aim is to increase a student’s level of independence so that by the end of Key Stage 2 they become motivated, committed students responsible for their own learning.
In addition to improving the academic achievements of our students, we are also committed to encouraging good behaviour, mutual respect and consideration of others. We believe in reinforcing good behaviour through positive praise and recognition and thereby promoting self-confidence and self-esteem.
SATs in Key Stage 2
Continuous assessment is carried out in all years to mark a student’s progress. By the end of Key Stage 2, Year 6 students sit the SATs (Standard Assessment Tasks) examinations prepared for students in England and Wales. Students in Year 6 will complete examinations in English, Maths and Science.
Recommendation for Home Reading
Many of our parents have asked, “How can I support my child’s reading at home?”
You will find below a document offering suggestions on what you can do. The discussions will vary depending what stage your child is reading. You can complete the discussions in Spanish as the skill‘comprehension’ is the same in both languages. Remember, reading is not a chore or a bore. It should be relaxed and enjoyed by all.
To see the recommendations you can access by clicking here.