Our Key Stage Two curriculum follows the guiding principles of the National Curriculum for England. As this stage in their development, through exciting and stimulating lessons, the children learn to collaborate, ask questions and share their knowledge in a range of ways that are in line with contemporary thinking on how children learn most effectively.
Engaging students is something we pride ourselves on. Children may find themselves excavating dinosaur bones, dressing as Roman soldiers or developing their entrepreneurial skills by starting their own business.
The range of subjects covered in Key Stage Two includes
- World languages – French, Hungarian or Additional English language support.
- Physical Education
Staff meet regularly to make as many natural links across all these curriculum areas. The use of technology is embedded across all our learning and in some years discrete computer coding lessons take place.
We also provide children with lessons in Hungarian Culture. This is a weekly session that encourages respect and understanding of the culture and traditions of our host country.
Our learning environments are bright and welcoming. Teachers and children take pride in their classrooms, proudly displaying their learning.
Children have the opportunity to learn a range of musical instruments through our peripatetic music service and take part in wide range of Learning Enrichment Activities Programmes (LEAP) we have on offer.
Physical education is important at this age. Our children go swimming, take part in gymnastics as well as a variety of team games, including participation in the Nord Anglia Education Sports Tournaments.
In Years 4 to 6 children are given access to Nord Anglia’s Global Campus giving them the opportunity to collaborate and learn with 32,000 students from 42 schools in 15 countries every day.
Homework is designed to reinforce and support the curriculum and encourage independent learners. Students are given Literacy and Numeracy homework every week, as well as spelling and preparation for a weekly writing task. Homework is returned within 1 week, giving the children ownership of how they want to manage their time. In Years 5 and 6, students are occasionally given additional pieces of homework in other subjects where appropriate. Children are also encouraged to read every night at home from their school books or our online reading resources.
All year groups take part in a two night residential camp at the end of the academic year. These are great opportunities for the children to explore different parts of Hungary, develop their independence, try new skills and spend time strengthening relationships with their peers.