The Key Stage Two curriculum covers years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Class name Age of child
Year 3 7-8 years
Year 4 8-9 years
Year 5 9-10 years
year 6 10-11 years

When the student enters Key Stage Two they study all curriculum subjects. Teaching at this stage is divided between the English and Italian teachers, with the English teacher being considered as the class teacher:

  • Maths
  • English & Italian (10 hrs/week)
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and desig
  • Music
  • Physical educatio
  • ICT

It is during the Key Stage Two phase that a child develops into an independent and secure learner. The teachers concentrate on supporting the child’s continuous personal development in all subject areas. Much emphasis at this stage is placed on self-correction, presentation and developing numeracy skills. The teachers of KS2 classes work closely together, through the role of a coordinator, in order to ensure that the children progress smoothly and gain the necessary skills by the end of the key stage.

Many experiments and hands on project work is done in science, history and geography lessons as the students begin to observe and evaluate the world around them in a critical manner. The students are supported to work within collaborative groups, learning to solve problems, negotiation and compromise. Much focus is give to the students presenting a research project and using the correct vocabulary to enhance their presentation.

During Key Stage Two the Italian and English teachers regularly evaluate the progress of each child in order to ensure a smooth transition all the way to the end of the stage.

Learning Objectives

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