Key Stage 2

When children enter KS2 in Year 3, they are ready for new challenges, roles and responsibilities. The emphasis on reading, writing and mathematics continues in KS2 with a structured timetable of literacy, mathematics and daily guided reading lessons.

At this point in their primary school journey, our children will have acquired the fundamental knowledge and skills upon which they will base the rest of their primary education. During Key Stage 2 children will also use the skills they have gained to broaden their knowledge and understanding. A range of successful topics stimulate the children’s imagination and thirst for knowledge. Lessons are calm and purposeful and children enjoy learning in our stimulating and safe environment. 

We teach the 11 mandatory subjects required of the National Curriculum:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Religious Education (RE)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Modern foreign language (MFL)
  • Art and design
  • Music
  • Design and technology (DT)
  • Physical education (which must include swimming)
  • Computing

How are children assessed in KS2?

At the end of each key stage, including KS2, children’s abilities are formally assessed. How well they do in these assessments is measured against the level expected by the Government.

At the end of Year 6 (when KS2 finishes) children must take a set of national tests.

Which tests are taken in KS2?

The tests taken at the end of KS2 are:

  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • English reading (reading and understanding text)
  • Mathematics (arithmetic and reasoning)
  • Science (biology, chemistry and physics)


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