MEANWOOD COMMUNITY NURSERY & PRIMARY SCHOOL
UPPER KS 2 (Years 5 and 6)
In order to ensure a smooth transition to their Secondary Schools, our children are given:
We achieve this by careful planning of the curriculum, offering a diverse choice of extra-curricular activities and by careful monitoring, to ensure each child reaches his/her potential. We also ensure our children are given responsibilities to empower them to work co-operatively with staff to help our school run effectively such as:
- A thorough preparation for their end of KS2 SATs testing
- Experiences that will promote independence in their learning
- Situations which will enable them to make informed choices
- Opportunities of working with KS3 teachers in areas of PE Science and modern languages, with KS3 facilities
- Time to spend days at Secondary Schools to familiarise our children with Secondary curriculum, teachers, resources and facilities
- Time with visitors with expertise in Music, Art, RE, Theatre, Drama, PE to share their specialised knowledge and to open the children's minds to future choices.
- Visits to theatres, sporting events, historical establishments and musical events.
- Skills to take part competitively with other Primary Schools in sporting areas and musical events.
- Opportunities to build upon their personal gifts and talents within the curriculum and specialist subject areas.
By the end of KS2 we are confident that our children are prepared for the next step in their lives, both academically and socially, but that they also leave with the knowledge that our Primary School, Meanwood, has given them the 'best' start for their future life and that we in return, assure them that they have made a positive impact upon our history, with a hope that they will return in the future to our events with a sense of affection and a feeling of loyalty, because we will always extend a warm welcome along with cheery reminiscences of times past.
- Helping with KS1 and early KS2 children's learning
- Answering the phone, delivering registers, leading school council meetings and helping with playground behaviour.
- Welcoming of and conversing with visitors.
- Helping to run school events.
- Providing role models in their presentation of work and their active part in assembly.