Key Stage 2
Our Key Stage 2 department is currently made up of four classes – Class 3, 4, 5 & 6. Pupils are grouped by age and placed in the appropriate class, with the exception of Class 4 which is a specialist base for some of our children on the autistic spectrum.
All our classes have mixed ability children and their individual needs are met through effective teacher differentiation.
At Key Stage 2 we create opportunities through the new Areas of Learning and Experiences whilst trying to embed the four core purposes for our pupils to become:
- Ambitious, capable learners who are ready to learn throughout their lives.
- Enterprising, creative contributors who are ready to play a full part in life and work.
- Ethical, informed citizens who are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world.
- Healthy, confident individuals who are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.
Pupils are encouraged to take increasing responsibility for their personal needs, whilst promoting independence where necessary. We use our community effectively when possible. We visit local amenities like shops and cafes to work on numeracy skills and independent life skills. As well as accessing different sports including gymnastics, football and swimming and competing against other schools where possible.
We also complete community projects; like weekly visits to care homes where we share time with residents and practising skills learnt within school and also attend weekly integration opportunities at local Primary Schools where we work on developing social and play skills.
We have suitably high and realistic expectations putting inclusive teaching and ensuring a pupil centred approach at the heart of our department.
Within KS2 we continue to follow the National Curriculum, engaging the children through a range of interesting, exciting and motivating termly topics. All our children learn through multi-sensory activities with particular emphasis on having fun and working with peers. As a Key Stage we create a Termly plan together which allows for efficient fluid teaching throughout the year. Outdoor learning features within our weekly curriculum, providing the children with opportunities to acquire a range of new skills and also to transfer and develop existing skills.
Weekly assemblies are a time for celebrating the children’s achievements. We have a ‘Seren yr Wythnos’ for each class within the Key Stage and it is an opportunity to positively reinforce good behaviour, attitude and progress.
Classes work closely together to create a safe, positive and happy environment which allow our children to thrive and reach their individual goals.