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Key Stage 2

The curriculum for pupils in key stages 2 and 3 allows teachers to focus on filling gaps in pupils' learning that have been accumulated prior to their arrival at the school' (Ofsted Education 2016)

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Meadows has introduced a Key Stage 2 provision on campus over the last few years with brand new classrooms in place for 2017.

It can cater for students aged between 7 and 11 (years 3, 4, 5 and 6).

At Key Stage 2 (the Primary provision) students have access to a broad and balanced curriculum.  The class are taught Reading, Writing, Maths, History, Geography and Science by their core teacher, in a separate building which is a more nurturing environment.  Lessons are often shorter than 40 minutes and incorporate immediate student-led ‘reward’ time, for completion of tasks and good behaviour.  For Foundation subjects, students transition to the main school building where specialist subject teachers guide them in their learning.  Here they get used to the other students, teachers, settings and routines – this helps when students make the move to Key Stage 3 (the Secondary provision).  The KS2 style of learning is very much ‘Active’ - involving lots of hands-on activities, trips out and visits from ‘experts’.  Wherever possible, the teachers aim to link learning to the class topics for Humanities and Science.  Parents and carers have an active role in their child’s education and are invited to join students for enrichment sessions.  School:Home contact is very important and communication between parents/carers and teachers is encouraged.     

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Two examples of some of the wonderful poems written by Key Stage 2 students;

Happiness…

Smells like cheese, sweets and popcorn.

Tastes like lemonade, cheese and sweets.

Sounds like my mom saying I can go on my computer.

Fells like hugs, my bed and 30°c baths.

Looks like Xbox games.

November 2015

KS2 student

Bravery  

It smells like smoke, corpses, blood and dead bodies.

It tastes like mud and cold air.

It sounds like gun fire bombs, grenades and AK47.

It feels like pain – you’re going to die.

It lives like Army of Two.

Bravery - Army of Two: Devils Cartel

November 2015

Key Stage 2 Student