Welcome to Key Stage 2

Inspiring young minds

Key Stage 2

Includes Years 3 to 6

(Age 8 - 11)

These years are full of experimentation and adventure with the opportunity for pupils to try new things within our cheerful and compassionate community. We monitor the academic, emotional and social development of our children so we can intervene quickly when necessary to help our children navigate change. As our children progress through the school the opportunities for leadership roles increase giving them the chance to learn through responsibility. Children move around the school more regularly visiting science rooms and the art studio and experiencing different learning environments. The use of ICT becomes an integral part of the learning process and as the first local Prep School to introduce iPads, we continue to be at the forefront of enabling our students to embrace technology as tools to enable independent learning.

The breadth and depth of experiences in enables each child to discover what they love, what they are good at, and where they need to stretch themselves

Together with our parents we create a vibrant, cheerful and compassionate community that lights the fire of learning in our children.

Specialist Teaching

The children will be allocated to their ability set for Maths and English at the start of the academic year and these sets will be reviewed at least every half term. KS2 sees the GREAT programme extend and a the introduction of formal fixtures. Children move around the school more regularly experiencing different learning environments

Sport

Children benefit from five sport lessons delivered by specialists each week - four Games and one PE lesson where they enjoy football, hockey, netball, cricket, athletics and a variety of other sports. Children from Year Three will get to experience fixtures against other schools and all children will be selected during the course of the term.

Our Sports Day for children in Year 1-6 is organised by our sports team in the Summer Term, where parents can come and enjoy the occasion and see the benefits of the specialist tuition. All children get regular opportunities on Saturday mornings to participate in our regular athletics events held in our extension ground, where parents and families are welcome to watch whilst enjoying a relaxing cup of coffee.

Music

Children benefit from two music lessons each week delivered by a specialist music teacher and perform on stage in the Harvest Celebration, Joy to the World, Christmas Carol Service and Parents Day. Children in Year Three can also join the Orchestra within the Music Department.

Instrumental tuition is available from Reception to Year Six on all standard orchestral and band instruments, singing, piano and guitar. It will normally be possible to receive a free trial lesson to confirm suitability for a particular instrument.

Drama and Art

Children take a more prominent role in the number of performances throughout the year, and continue to enjoy an Expressive Arts lesson with a specialist teacher as well as two Art & Design lessons and a Drama or Art option with specialist teachers along with a variety of clubs and activities.

GREAT

KS2 sees the GREAT (Gifted, Really Enthusiastic, Able and Talented) programme extend and a the introduction of formal sports fixtures. Children move around the school more regularly visiting science rooms and the art studio and experiencing different learning environments.

Find out more about GREAT

Parental Partnership

You are very welcome to see us before or after school if there is anything you need to mention briefly. For a longer discussion it is best to make an appointment. Parent academic consultation evenings take place in Autumn and Spring. A final written report is made in the Summer Term.

Extended day clubs and activities

The breadth and depth of our extra- curricular programme is quite breathtaking, and we support and encourage our children to fully immerse themselves in school life and take full advantage of what is on offer

We begin teaching at 8:30am and if children arrive at school before then they are able to go to early care which is in various classrooms from 8:00am

Any children attending clubs will be taken straight to tea break, after which they join their chosen club between 4:00pm-5:00pm and 5:00pm-6:00pm. Kent College offers 50 weeks provision a year for children in Pre Reception to Year Six.

EXTENDED DAY

Holiday Fun Club

Kent College offers 50 weeks provision a year for children in Pre Reception to Year Six and during the school holidays parents can take advantage of our Holiday Club which is run by our KC staff. Holiday Club sessions are bookable online, and details are sent to parents by parent mail to register, giving you the opportunity to select the days and times you require care.

Come and visit us

If you would like to visit our happy Early Years community please contact the Head’s PA, Miss Millie McCabe, by telephone 01227 762436 or by email prepenquiries@kentcollege.co.uk to arrange a mutually convenient date and time.

Questions?

Whatever you want to know, please send us an email and we will gladly answer all your questions.