KS2 is the area of the school that focuses on the care and education of pupils aged between 7 – 11 years. Our aim is to give our children the best possible preparation for their transition to secondary school. We do this by striving for high academic standards in the core subjects of English, mathematics and science while encouraging children to become collaborative learners and responsible British citizens.
English and mathematics are taught daily, following the primary National Curriculum that was introduced in 2014.
- teachers choose texts that will inspire and motivate their children whilst ensuring coverage of a full range of genres and skills, which are taught throughout each year
- a spelling session, followed by a reading session to develop comprehension skills, is carried out daily
- each child has personal literacy targets, which they aim to achieve at regular intervals throughout the year.
- all KS2 children work towards achieving a differentiated termly target and strengthen their understanding in that particular area of maths
- teachers enusre maths concepts are taught and contextualised and that the children are given opportunities to practice and apply their maths skills in real life problem solving situations
- teachers recognise the importance of fluency in maths therefore mental maths is taught in a focused but fun way in which the children regularly try and beat their own mental maths speed
- students take part in mental maths competition and challenges through a maths program called Sumdog.
Children who are more able and those with additional educational needs are indentifed and interventions put into place to help address their needs. Children benefitting from further encouragement or support may also work in small groups with one of our team of HLTAs.
Each term follows a different theme, which encompasses history, geography, art, and design and technology, and is linked to the National Curriculum. Themed learning enusres that there are fun, yet challenging activities for the children to engage in. It encourages independent thinking and creativity, whilst acquring the skills and knowledge for lifelong learning. Children are taught a modern foreign language, which this year is French.
At the end of Key Stage 2, our children take a Standard Assessment Test (SATs) in mathematics, reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Their writing is assessed against national standards.