KS2 comprises year 3 (7-8yrs), year 4 (8-9yrs), year 5 (9-10yrs) and year 6 (10-11yrs).
We teach the English national curriculum, which we adapt to our needs and enrich with extra-curricular activities, trips and special days and projects. If you would like more information on the English national curriculum, click here.
As children get older, we encourage them to take on more responsibility, both for themselves as learners and within their classroom and school environment. We want them to be enquirers, explorers, negotiators, friends and entrepreneurs. We want them to solve problems, question the world around them, dig deeper, care more and apply their skills.
In years 4, 5 and 6, we use the Google Ed suite to inspire, challenge and motivate children to learn independently and become effective and responsible digital citizens. All children use a Google Chromebook to facilitate their learning.
We teach in three-week blocks, each centred around a Big Question that stimulates curiosity, excitement and challenge in an integrated and cross-curricular way, and around a core text that inspires and develops our reading and writing, and around a mathematical theme.
Examples of some of the Big Questions that KS2 have examined:
Are we running out of resources?
What do I see when I look in the mirror?
Why does my heart beat?
Are computers clever?