At the end of the Foundation Stage, students enter Key Stage 1, a two-year stage, from Year 1 to Year 2, covering the age range 5 – 7 years. A smooth transition takes place between the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. The structure of the curriculum changes and the following subjects are now taught:
- English (Literacy)
- Mathematics (Numeracy)
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
- Art and Design Technology
- Physical Education
- Arabic (both for native and non-native speakers)
- Islamic Studies (for our Muslim pupils).
Upon completing Key Stage 1, students commence Key Stage 2, a four-year stage from Year 3 to Year 6, covering the age range 7-11 years. The subjects for Key Stage 2 remain the same as the subjects for Key Stage 1, but in addition to the subjects listed above, for Key Stage 2 we will offer a choice of one Foreign Language.
Throughout Key Stages 1 and 2, links are made across the curriculum wherever possible, in keeping with our holistic teaching methodology, which recognises that the learning experience is greatly enriched when subjects are not taught in isolation. We have curriculum co-ordinators to ensure that there is a natural progression for children moving from one year group to the next. Specialist teachers deliver ICT, Art and Design Technology, Music, PE, Foreign Language, Arabic, and Islamic Studies programmes – please refer to these sections for more information.