Key Stage 2

Continuing on from Key stage 1 we build students up with our comprehensive programme of study.

 

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Maths

Teachers focus on developing efficient written and mental methods and performing calculations accurately with increasingly large whole numbers. Students learn through a range of activities; exploring, investigating, talking, listening, discussing, questioning, reflecting, drafting and reading, which ensure students, expand their skill-set for future success. During this process we match the ability and stage of development of our students to include both independent and co-operative work. Using regular assessments we increase accuracy and develop mathematical reasoning. Our tailor made materials cover simple fractions, decimals, shapes and their properties and a wider maths vocabulary so students learn to solve a range of problems. We work and test students ability to memorise the multiplication tables all the way up to 12.

 

English

We encourage our students to increase the depth and breadth of their vocabulary by developing their understanding and enjoyment of stories, poetry, plays and non-fiction, as well as learning to read silently. Our students improve their ability to express and communicate themselves in spoken and written language by listening or reading for detail and then interpreting what is being said before matching their style and response for a specific audience, context and purpose. We stimulate and challenge our students to develop techniques to comprehend a variety of texts, situations and media. Our teachers create an atmosphere where pupils feel relaxed, accepted and affirmed. Students are encouraged to engage in conversation using the appropriate vocabulary to express their ideas. They must justify and structure their ideas whilst talking to improve clarity and ultimately boost their confidence. This helps students to write down their ideas with accuracy and using good sentence punctuation.

 

Science

A high-quality science education provides the foundation for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Science is continually changing our understanding of the world so it is vital for students who want to progress in our modern world. We explore, talk about, test and develop ideas about everyday phenomena and the relationships between living things and familiar environments. By beginning to develop their ideas about functions, relationships and interactions students build their core knowledge of concepts, and start questioning and observing the world around them. We encourage students to recognise the power of scientific enquiry and develop their own sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Students begin to predict changes and notice patterns over time. Teachers break down scientific language with students taught to read and spell scientific vocabulary correctly and with confidence, using their growing word reading and spelling knowledge.