Welcome to Key Stage Two
The Key Stage Two curriculum is taught mainly in two classes. We divide into Lower Key Stage Two, which is years 3 and 4 (Sycamore class) and Upper Key Stage Two, which is years 5 and 6 (Chestnut class).
Maths, English and Science are taught, within these two separate groups, thus enabling all children to access learning appropriate for their year group for these core subjects.
We begin our learning each day with either quiet reading or spellings and times table practise. The rest of the morning sessions are spent in science, maths and English lessons.
In English we focus on reading and analysing texts, punctuation and grammar, analysing different genres of writing and creating our own pieces of writing. More about the different writing genres covered can be found in our four year curriculum overview.
Our maths lessons follow a mastery curriculum which includes: place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, decimals & percentages, measurement, property of shape, position and direction, statistics, ratio & proportion (for years 5 & 6 only) and algebra (for year 6 only). During maths lessons the children complete a mixture of fluency, reasoning and problem-solving activities.
In the afternoons we spend our time learning about the wider curriculum which includes geography, history, religious education, art, music, computing, PSHE and French. We also have a whole day design & technology day each term, which we organise across the whole school. KS2 also benefit from participating in a weekly afternoon of Forest school sessions, in our 'whispering wood', every other half term.
You can find out more about our topics and areas of learning by exploring our four year curriculum overview (Year C = 2022/23) in the implementation section below.
In KS2 pupils are set a variety of homework tasks each week. These include a maths worksheet, normally based on the pupils current learning, spelling revision, times tables revision (this can be completed through pupils individual accounts on Times Table Rock Stars), reading for a minimum of 15 minutes at least 3 times a week, KIRF's revision and knowledge organiser reviews.
- Subject leaders, Senior Leaders, Governors and external bodies including the Diocesan MAT, monitor the impact of the Wetheringsett C of E Primary School curriculum.
- Subject leaders regularly monitor learning and teaching in their subject areas including through; children’s records of learning, books, learning observations, pupil voice and attainment and progress data.
- Learning outcomes are moderated both internally and externally within the Local Authority and DMAT.
- SATs take place in Year 6 for reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling (GAPS) and maths.
- The times tables test takes place in year 4.