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Key Stage 2 Curriculum


Years 3 – 6: ages 7 - 11


Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6












Religious Education




Verbal Reasoning  

Non Verbal Reasoning


Thinking Skills

The curriculum for Key Stage 2 is based on the National Curriculum, though we have the flexibility to incorporate a great deal more. We pay close attention to the National Literacy and Numeracy Programmes of Study. Continual assessment is made throughout each year and careful records are kept. Parents receive two written reports each year and there are two parent/teacher consultations per year.  In Year 5 we have three consultations in order to help prepare for entry to Secondary education. 

In Years 3-6 we keep the emphasis on breadth and balance ensuring the girls enjoy their studies. In Key Stage 2 the girls learn to analyse their preferred learning style and develop their thinking skills so they become more critical and efficient learners.

Your daughter will need to work hard, but balance her studies with other activities. We are aiming to develop a happy young person who has the confidence and learning skills to do well and cope with the demands of whichever Senior School she moves on to.

As a result, our pupils have a very good record of success, a number of girls gain scholarships.

In Key Stage 2 we continue to teach the same subjects as in Key Stage 1.

Verbal and non-verbal reasoning are taught from Year 4 onwards.

A variety of trips complement classroom-based learning and there is an annual residential trip to Norfolk in Year 5 and to France in Year 6.

We place great emphasis on the development and use of ICT skills in all subjects and the girls have regular access to the modern network of flatscreen computers. By Year 6, pupils have very confident and competent computer skills being able to produce PowerPoint presentations and design web pages. ICT skills are incorporated into all subject areas as well as being taught as a separate subject. Pupils have access to the ICT suites in the Senior School.

For girls joining us from other schools we aim to make the transition as smooth and seamless as possible.

Click here to view 'A Guide to Calculation Strategies in KS1 and KS2.'

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