Key Stage 2 is the legal term for the four years of schooling in maintained schools in England and Wales normally known as Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. All the children in this stage must follow a programme of education in the same statutory areas set out on the National Curriculum website in at least 11 areas.
Our Key Stage 2 curriculum aims to provide a stimulating, happy, friendly environment; to allow organised, structured, and secure learning; to build self-confidence and increase respect for self, others and the environment; to develop children’s natural curiosity and foster a desire to learn; to provide activities that allow skills to be practised and knowledge to be acquired; to create and celebrate success; for children to be self-reliant and self-disciplined; for children to co-operate and form relationships, laying the foundations for success in adult life.
Key Stage 2 tasks and tests cover:
- English reading
- English grammar, punctuation and spelling
- maths (including mental arithmetic)
When your child reaches the end of key stage 2 the teacher will also report on your child’s progress in English, maths and science. As children progress through Key Stage 2, we ensure that the standards achieved by our year 6 students prepare them for the best possible transfer to our secondary school.