Key Stage 2 (age 8-11)

Years 3 to 6 provide the stepping stones to senior school.  Lessons are stimulating and meaningful and children are provided with the opportunities to develop skills for learning and skills for life.  Teachers guide, support and challenge in order to bring out the best in children and encourage them to take an increasingly active role in their learning; discovering individual excellence at every possibility.

We follow the National Curriculum and build on the strong foundations from Key Stage 1 in all subjects; introducing Latin from Year 5.  Our broad and balanced approach includes a vibrant co-curricular programme which encourages and inspires children to achieve their very best both inside and outside the classroom.  

There are residential trips (UK and overseas) and pupils also compete against other local schools in most sports.  In upper Key Stage 2 we prepare for entrance to secondary schools.  Once Grammar and Independent school entrance tests are complete, and in preparation for the transition to Year 7,  study skills become part of the curriculum.  They are also prepared by activities which develop their independence and the routines which will be expected.

Key Stage 2 Topics

Year 3
Footprints from the Past, Chocolate and the Aztecs
Romans
Rainforests

Year 4
Anglo-Saxons and Vikings 
India
Rivers

Year 5
Egypt – Ancient & Modern
Our Local Area
British Monarchy

Year 6
Greece - Modern Day and Ancient
Exploring Scandinavia
Investigating Coasts
The Kingdom of Benin
Crime and Punishment

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