Our curriculum aims to enable all children to become:
· Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
· Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
· Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society
This Key Stage includes children from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 (ages 7-11). There are two phases within KS2; LKS2 (Lower Key Stage 2- years 3 and 4) and UKS2 (Upper Key Stage 2- years 5 and 6). Each phase has three mixed year group classes.
Phase Leader: Mrs. C. Ginn
Class Teacher: Mrs. C Ginn
Teaching Assistants: Miss O'Grady, Miss Lee
Class Teacher: Mr. A. McWilliam
Teaching Assistant: Mrs. Ozdemir
Class Teacher: Miss Sullivan
Teaching Assistant: Miss Pendleton
Phase Leader: Mrs. G. Warrington
Class Teacher: Mrs. G. Warrington
HLTA: Mrs. Toohey
Class Teacher: Mrs. J. Stott
Teaching Assistant: Mr. Ward
Class Teacher: Miss Moffat
Teaching Assistants: Miss Sach
In KS2 the curriculum builds on the children’s experiences in KS1. The core subjects of English, Maths and Science are given the most teaching time and are prioritised. In addition we teach all other subjects including ICT, History, Geography, German, Music, Art, PE, Design Technology, Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) and RE.
ICT, History, Geography, Art, DT, PSHE are often taught through a thematic or topic approach in a creative, practical and interactive way. We change our topics on average every half term and are taught on a two yearly curriculum cycle. Some topics may be whole school topics like for instance our Eco-friendly or Healthy Living weeks.
We also aim to provide each year group with a wide range of experiences to further enrich the topics. These experiences would include visitors coming to school or trips to places relevant to the topic and visits out in our local environment. Children in KS2 also experience inter-school sports competitions including athletics and swimming as well as outdoor education lessons including school residential holidays. Class teachers work in close consultation within their phase team of support staff of Teaching Assistants.
There are many opportunities for children within this phase to contribute to wider school community. Children in KS2 can be elected to become a school council member as well as join the Worship Warriors, where they deliver weekly whole school collective worship. There are many opportunities for children to partake in a range of extra curricular activities during school hours and during after school clubs including; dance, gymnastics, football, multi sports, art, cooking and swimming to name but a few.
Through a broad and balanced curriculum, our children are encouraged and nurtured to become positive role models within our community. We strive for the children to become resilient, hardworking, caring, respectful, responsible, empathetic, emotionally intelligent young citizens by the time they graduate from year 6.