Key Stage Two
Having completed Key Stage One, the pupils commence Key Stage Two, a four-year phase from Years Three to Six (7-11 years old).
There are 3 classes in each year group. Each year group has its own base where classes surround a well-equipped and spacious shared activity area.
Class size does not exceed 22, where possible. Specialist teachers deliver the programme for Arabic, Music, ICT, Library and PE. Children receive French from Year Five.
The learning environments are well resourced and maintained providing the pupils with a range of multi-sensory activities. Display is valued and celebrates the children’s work across all curriculum areas.
The pupils have a dedicated play area featuring a range of activities, as well as a playing field providing opportunities to participate in team games. Specialist teaching spaces for ICT, Music, Library, Arabic and PE complete the facilities.
There are two breaks during the school day. The children get the opportunity to play outdoors and eat their packed lunch indoors.
A smooth transition takes place between Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. The structure of the curriculum is now as follows – English, mathematics, Arabic, Islamic Studies (for Muslim pupils only) and science are the core subjects studied in addition to ICT and the foundation subjects of History, Geography, Design and Technology, PSHE and Art.
Subject specialists deliver the ICT, French, Library, Music and Physical Education programmes. Links across the curriculum are made wherever possible and all activities are planned and delivered to maximise first-hand experience and respond to differing learning styles.
Wherever possible the pupils are taken out of school for activities that support and enrich the curriculum. For example the Year Five and Six pupils go on a residential trip where they get the opportunity to engage in many ‘hands on’ outdoor activities.
Similarly, local artists and visitors with special skills and experience are invited into class.