Our Key Stage Two curriculum follows the guiding principles of the National Curriculum for England. At 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 Ancient 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 environment is bright and welcoming. Teachers and children take pride in their classrooms, proudly displaying the children’s learning.
Children have the opportunity to learn a range of musical instruments through our peripatetic music service and take part in a wide range of Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs).
Physical Education is important at this age. Our children go swimming, take part in gymnastics as well as a variety of team games, including the opportunity to participate 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 thousands of students across the NAE family of schools.
Homework is designed to reinforce and support the curriculum and encourage independent learners. Students are given English and Maths homework every week, as well as spelling homework. Homework is returned within one 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 residential camps at the end of the academic year that range from two to three nights away depending on the age group. These are great opportunities for the children to explore different surroundings, develop their independence, try new skills and spend time strengthening relationships with their peers.