Key Stage 2
Welcome to the Key Stage 2 page. Here you will find information about the KS2 curriculum, class details, as well as updates and posts from Class Teachers. Please click on the links below to take a look at what has been happening in each class.
We follow the National Curriculum which subdivides into:
Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Computing and Science
History, Geography, Design Technology, Art, Music and Physical Education.
Each child receives a broad and balanced curriculum, which is made up of a combination of these subjects through a creative curriculum approach. Children are involved in the planning of topics and links in learning are made to ensure breadth of skills, knowledge, understanding and values in all aspects of the curriculum. Theme weeks and educational visits are organised to enhance learning throughout the year.
As a Catholic school, the children’s spiritual and moral development is of prime importance to the staff and Governors. We strive to establish a close co-operation amongst school, parents and outside agencies, ensure that any problems, relating to the development of the whole child are dealt with as soon as they arise.
Our Acts of Collective worship as a school or in age groups aim to help the children express their growing understanding of their relationship with Christ in the Church.
The themes that arise from the Religious Education programme Come and See are based upon the mystery of life, its dignity and purpose, the major Christian beliefs, sacramental understanding and celebration in ritual, the seasons of the liturgical year and great feast days.
Extra Curricular Clubs
There is a wide range of extra –curricular clubs that run throughout the week, most of which occur at the end of the school day and are led voluntarily by school staff. These include:
- writing clubs
- multi-sport clubs (with both Peak Active Sport and On Target Sport)
Classes regularly go off site in order to enhance their learning. Visits include The Manchester Museum of Science and Industry; theatres in Manchester and Buxton; Cannon Hall Farm, Yorkshire to name a few.
We use local amenities to support our learning such as Glossop Leisure Centre; Manor Park and Broad Mills Heritage Site.
We regularly offer children the opportunity to take part in residential visits, including Whitehall Residential Centre.
The children can bring water bottles into school so that they can have a drink of water throughout the day. The water bottles need to be taken home every night.
The children can bring in 20p a day or £1 for the week to spend on healthy snacks in the school tuck shop. If your child does not wish to buy anything from the tuck shop,then they can bring in fruit to eat at break time. Friday is treat day, so your child can bring a bag of crisps in or a cereal bar to eat on this day, these are not allowed on any other days.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s learning, please feel free to contact their Class Teacher.
Thank you for your ongoing support,
The Key Stage 2 Team