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Learning in Key Stage 2 

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Children in Key Stage Two (KS2) love to learn through a challenging, inspiring and lively curriculum! A wide range of creative learning experiences and opportunities are provided through which KS2 children develop their Oracy, confidence and skills, and achieve the highest standards of which they are capable of in all areas.

 Reading:

All KS2 children have a selection of reading books to share at home with parents. These books are graded according to difficulty based on Accelerated Reader levels. The children’s reading abilities are regularly assessed individually and in guided groups so they move through the levels at their own pace. Children are also encouraged to read texts of their own choice including library books, comics, magazines and newspapers, as well as listening to stories, so they can develop a passion for reading.

 Writing:

Children in KS2 enjoy many opportunities to write both during English lessons and through their topic work. ‘Talk4Writing’ is one approach that children experience to support them in becoming confident writers in many different styles. Talk4Writing involves children taking part in a range of fun tasks to support them learning and rehearsing texts orally, getting to know the key language patterns and structure before reading and analysing it further. Shared writing is an important part of all units of work and shows children how to create a piece of writing in the same style before having a go themselves. Both KS1 teachers and children love this approach and the confidence it gives children to write is incredible!

Children also enjoy learning through the contexts of carefully chosen novels that they will find particularly interesting or be able to relate to in some way. Developing skills through the novel approach provides children with the opportunity to read a broader range of texts and to make links between them. New vocabulary is explored and key questions are asked to develop understanding of story plots and characters. Throughout these units children enjoy writing in a variety of styles that help them to respond to the text and explore it further. Children find these units of work inspiring both for their reading and writing which is wonderful to see.

Maths

Maths teaching is based on the Singapore method of teaching and the scheme used in school to support this is called Maths No Problem. The Singapore method is a highly practical and visual system, so all pupils are able to understand different Mathematical ideas and concepts. The teaching of times tables and number bonds is also taught as part of the Maths curriculum to ensure pupils have secure number fluency.

http://www.mathsnoproblem.co.uk/

 

RE

The RE curriculum follows the RE Discovery Syllabus. This allows all pupils to develop understanding of other beliefs and cultures which may be different to their own. The curriculum includes visits to places of worship and finding out about religious artefacts, books and customs.

 Music

There are opportunities in school for pupils to learn musical instruments including: guitars, trombones, trumpets and steel pans. The music curriculum is based on the Charanga scheme.

http://charanga.com/site/

 French

All pupils in Key Stage 2 have French lessons from our specialist French teach, Madame Patterson. In the lessons the pupils learn the language and develop their vocabulary through a range of interactive games and songs.

 PSHE

The PSHE curriculum is based on Jigsaw and has different themes throughout the year, including Mindfulness, Well-being, British Values and Sex & Relationship Education. Lessons include stories, circle time and discussions to support pupils understanding as well as opportunities to share positive messages or ideas to support each other.

PE

In PE, teaching is based on the Val Sabin scheme. Throughout the year pupil’s work on different elements of PE including gymnastics, ball games, dance and invasion games. In year 3 and 4 pupils also have swimming lessons as part of their PE curriculum.

http://www.valsabinpublications.com/


Science

We enable our children to develop the skills needed to work scientifically. We teach the children how to question, plan, observe, record, conclude and evaluate so that they can apply these scientific skills when investigating in other areas of the curriculum. The curriculum allows pupils to investigate an area of Science through practical investigations, experiments and observations. 


 

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