Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2

YEARS 3 – 6

AGE RANGE 7-11 YEARS

Children in Key Stage 2 follow the same broad curriculum as those in Key Stage 1. However, we do make some additions to prepare the children for entrance to senior Independent and Grammar schools.

We introduce Thinking Skills from Year 4 in which children’s learning skills are developed.

In Years 5 and 6, children are taught English, Mathematics, Science, French, PE/Games, Art, Music, RE, Design and Technology and Computing by separate teachers. History and Geography as separated into two subjects from Humanities.

ASSESSMENTS

As in Key Stage 1 we do not participate in the Key Stage SATs, this allows us the opportunity to maintain a very broad and challenging curriculum through which the children develop high academic standards.

We do continue the assessment model for Year 2.

REPORTING

Parents in Key Stage 2 receive written reports at the end of the Autumn and Summer terms. The Autumn report concentrates on English, Mathematics, Science and the class teacher’s report. In the Summer term, we report on progress made, and set targets, for all the subjects taught.

HOMEWORK

From Year 3 to Year 6 our children receive reading, spelling and times tables on a daily basis. We also introduce specific homework tasks and extended project work which may include weekend work.

EDUCATIONAL VISITS

As in Year 1 and 2, we aim to plan one educational visit per term for each class.

Additionally, Year 5 and 6 will experience residential visits to France and Wales, whilst Year 4 will enjoy an overnight residential stay at a nearby outdoor education centre.

11+ AND COMMON ENTRANCE

Many of our Year 6 children take the Buckinghamshire and Slough 11+ exams. We also ensure that our Year 6 children can sit Common Entrance and other entrance exams to senior Independent Schools. We always encourage close liaison between parents and the Headmaster to ensure successful transfer to the next school.

The majority of pupils gain entrance to the school of their choice.