Key Stage 1 is followed by Key Stage 2 which consists of Years 3, 4 and 5. Students are encouraged to delve deeper and learn through a sense of enquiry to develop into independent and reflective learners. The focus here is on providing continuity and progression in learning through carefully linked cross-curricular units that provide high quality teaching and learning as students move on to the rigour of the Middle Years Programme.
Our curriculum provides rich opportunities for collaborative working through engaging topics. English and Maths are vital and are combined with stimulating links established through the areas of Humanities, Science, dance, drama, music, and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). The skills of independent learning and cooperation with others are also developed along with attitudes and values that ensure progression in the development of essential life skills. Our curriculum provides opportunities for learners to interact with global and local cultures while contributing towards the environment.
A wide range of learning and assessment strategies are applied to suit the diverse learning styles of students. Differentiated learning ensures there is no bar to student achievements and development. Homework is given to reinforce and deepen the understanding of concepts learnt in class. It also helps students to work independently and learn time-management. In addition, students are expected to read from a wide range of books.
Our school’s guiding statement and learner profile set expectations and standards for learning while opening up opportunities to understand and respect our diverse student body. We delight in celebrating their many successes, both academic and personal, as a community. Parents are informed of their child’s academic and social wellbeing through parent - teacher conferences, notes in the school diary and meetings. Parents are welcome to make appointments for informal meetings, whenever necessary, throughout the year.