Key Stage 2
This includes Years 3 to 6. The majority of class time there is an additional adult supporting the children's learning as well as the class teacher. There are also other adults working in the class at different times.
In Year 3 and Year 4 children follow the National Curriculum for Lower Key stage 2 and Milestone Two of the IPC. They have more opportunity for independent research. Children are expected to take on increasing responsibility for their own learning by reflecting on how well they have learnt against the Learning Objective and a list of success criteria – things they can do now or know now. The most successful learners reflect on how they learn and this approach to self-assessment and reflection help to underpin a consistent approach to learning whatever the subject.
In Year 5 and 6 children follow the National Curriculum for Upper Key stage 2 and Milestone Three of the IPC. Children build on their experiences from Lower Key Stage 2 and consolidate skills in Upper Key stage 2. They are now experienced in evaluating their own learning and sustain concentration on more substantial learning tasks. Learning tasks promote characteristics such as resilience, enquiry, communication, cooperation, respect and adaptability.
In Year 6, at the end of Key Stage 2 children will sit standardised tests in Mathematics, Reading, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.
Reading, Writing and Mathematics form the main focus of the curriculum. In addition, through exciting IPC topics the children study a variety of curriculum areas including; Science, Art, Design and Technology, History, Geography and ICT in a way that is challenging and motivating. Children also have a daily Phonics lesson, a music lesson, P.E. twice a week, Jewish Studies every day and Ivrit with Mrs Meyer.
The classroom settings are bright and airy with stimulating displays adding to children’s implicit learning. Lessons are taught both inside and outside as often as possible and include practical activities so that learning is varied and interesting to all children regardless of their learning style.