Key Stage 2
Key Stage 2
In Key Stage 2 the pupils are divided into class groups according to their communicative abilities and cognitive development.
This way the thematic teaching and learning can be pitched at an appropriate level for the group and this maximises opportunities for learning over time.
Currently there are four Key Stage 2 classes, one for pupils with multiple and complex difficulties who generally have limited functional communication, two for those pupils following a steady developmental path, albeit at a much slower pace than their peers and sometimes with additional complicating factors such as ASD or challenging behaviours and finally a group who have acquired some grasp of early literacy and numeracy skills and are working within a more formalised learning environment. We have a small number of pupils within this group who are operating at a level not too far behind their mainstream peers but who find the social and emotional aspects of mainstream settings too difficult to manage on a day to day basis.
Some pupils are admitted to the school during Key Stage 2 when the gap with their peers has meant that they are less and less appropriately included in the mainstream classroom, through no fault of the setting.
Whatever the needs of the children in this group, there continues to be a personalised approach to learning designed to meet those needs in the classroom and beyond. Long term and short term outcomes from the child’s EHCP direct learning and are a strong focus. Once more, close links with families are encouraged and maintained.
The school continues to support children with more complex communication or sensory needs through the relevant experienced team members and through working closely with other professional agencies.
The curriculum for our KS2 pupils is personalised to meet the individual needs of each pupil; to build on their strengths and provide strategies to identify and overcome their barriers to learning. All learning is loosely linked to the themes which thread through the primary phase each term.
2019- 20 Autumn: Our World - People that Help us, Spring: Discovery and Exploration - Out of this world, Summer: Sport - The Olympics
2020-21 Autumn: Celebrations - Marvellous Me, Spring: Creation- Disney and animation, Summer: Water - Under the sea
2021- 22Autumn: Our World - All aboard , Spring: Discovery and Exploration- Once upon a time, Summer: Sport - The World Cup
2022- 23 Autumn: Celebrations - Families, Spring: Creation- Paws, Claws and Whiskers, Summer: Water - Oceans and Seas