Key Stage 2 spans the ages of 8-11 years, when your child is in Year 3 to Year 6. In our school this is when your child is in their second year in Green Class and in three years in Yellow Class.
In Key Stage 2 lessons are still fun and exciting and many activities still have a practical ‘hands on’ element but this is also balanced with more formal pen and paper recording. Pupils work independently and in pairs, and are also encouraged to work on small and large groups as part of a team.
The programme of study for Key Stage2 is set out in the national curriculum document (2014) Please click here.
We have carefully organised the national curriculum into topic themes. These are organised into a two year rolling programme in Green Class, when your child is in Year 2 and Year 3, and a three year rolling programme in Yellow Class when your child is in Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. The topics have been chosen to engage and excite our learners and with our whole school curriculum and curriculum drivers in mind. For more information about our rolling programme of topics click long-term-topic-themes.
In May towards the end of Year 6, pupils sit SATs tests in reading, writing (including grammar, punctuation and spelling) and mathematics. The results of these tests are reported to you and to the Department for Education, alongside the final teacher assessments your child are awarded at the end of Key Stage 2 (end of Year 6).
Children in Year 6 will have opportunities throughout the year to practise similar types of tasks so that the format of the tests is familiar to them. The results of these tests are sent to the Department for Education and are reported to parents on each child’s annual report.