Key Stage 2 Curriculum Overview
In KS2, our creative, cross-curricular and topic-based curriculum allows us to encourage children to follow lines of enquiry that appeal to them. The pupils have access to a wide variety of activities based around a theme or topic. Our curriculum includes the formal requirements of the National Curriculum; it also aims to provide a range of experiences to enrich learning and development of all. We want our children to embrace our vision and values in order to create responsible and respectful citizens of the future.
We have a love of reading at Eastfield. The children participate in small groups of guided reading each week. Furthermore, they engage with activities centred around a class novel, have one-to-one reading and enjoy a class story read to them each day. Weekly spellings are also given to learn, which can improve their ever-increasing vocabulary. spelling activities are planned for by the class teacher. The progress of every child is carefully monitored to ensure that teachers are aware of, and plan for, the needs of each individual child.
During the year, children take part in: assemblies, whole school multicultural celebrations (such as Diwali), the end of KS2 performance and Sports Day. The children may also be given the opportunity to go on an educational visit connected with their topic work or experience workshops/ visitors at school.
Each year, the children get to experience a residential trip. Year 3/4 visit Beaumanor Hall for two nights away and year 5/6 have an outdoor/adventurous trip for 4 nights. The children gain so much from these experiences: getting the chance to work as a team; demonstrate perseverance and resilience and learn some independence.
If you would like further information about the KS2 curriculum please see Miss Pratt.