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In the Primary Department the School is committed to learning as a means of encouraging and stimulating the best possible progress and the highest attainment in its students, building on their strengths and interests.  We do this by developing their confidence so that they are able to work independently and collaboratively and by providing a rich and varied curriculum with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills. 

At Britannica the Primary Department is divided up into Key Stages:

  • Key Stage 1: Years 1 and 2
  • Key Stage 2: Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

The Primary curriculum is based on the National Curriculum for England with adaptations to reflect our local situation and student body.

For more information on the Primary English National Curriculum please go to:

Primary Curriculum - External Link: education.gov.uk
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At Britannica the Primary Department is divided up into Key Stages:

  • Key Stage 1: Years 1 and 2
  • Key Stage 2: Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

The Primary curriculum is based on the National Curriculum for England with adaptations to reflect our local situation and student body.

For more information on the Primary English National Curriculum please go to:

Primary Curriculum - External Link: education.gov.uk
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Key Stage 1: Ages 5 to 7

The core curriculum at KS1 comprises of:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Information Technology

Children also study the subjects below as part of the Curriculum. These are called the Foundation subjects.

  • Art and Design
  • History
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Swimming
  • Hungarian from Year 1


Much of the curriculum is covered through Topic work in order to foster cross curricular links.

Creative subjects such as Art, Music, P.E and Design and Technology will focus on building basic skills through topic related activities.

Targets

To support your child’s progression of learning and to develop their acquisition of key skills, knowledge and understanding targets will be set in both English and Maths. These targets will be discussed with your child verbally and will also be written down for them to refer to.

Arrangements to Inform Parents about their Child’s Progress

Parents receive a written report at the end of Term 1 and Term 3 detailing their child’s progress.

Parent teacher consultations are held regularly throughout the year. The dates are notified in the School newsletters. Parents are invited to make an appointment to meet with class teachers for these formal consultations. If you have further concerns you can contact either the class or subject teacher.

Homework

Homework will be issued by your child’s class teacher. Details on which day homework will be issued will be given out in the first few weeks of Term 1.

In KS1 homework usually consists of a reading book, spellings and a English and/or Maths activity.

Extra Curricular Activities

We offer a large range of activities for your child to take part in from sporting to academic to arts and are either run by members of staff or external professionals but Year 1 cannot start until after the first half term; this is to allow our youngest members to settle into School routines. 

Key Stage 2: Ages 7 to 11

Key Stage 2 builds on the strong foundations laid in KS1 preparing the children for the next stage of their education. 
The core curriculum at KS2 comprises of:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Information Technology

Children also study the subjects below; these are called the Foundation subjects

  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Physical Education, including swimming
  • Hungarian
  • Modern Foreign Language (Spanish, French or German) taught from Year 5
  • PSHE (Personal Social and Health Education)

History and Geography are often taught in Humanities topics and Science is often a separate subject in its own right.

Specialist teachers teach French, Spanish, German, PE, Swimming, Music and Hungarian.
 

Targets

To support your child’s progression of learning and to develop their acquisition of key skills, knowledge and understanding targets will be set in both English and Maths. These targets will be discussed with your child verbally and will also be written down for them to refer to.

Arrangements to Inform Parents about their Child’s Progress

Parents receive a written report at the end of Term 1 and Term 3 detailing their child’s progress.

Parent teacher consultations are held regularly throughout the year. The dates are notified in the School newsletters. Parents are invited to make an appointment to meet with class teachers for these formal consultations. If you have further concerns you can contact either the class or subject teacher.

Homework

During the time your child is in Key Stage 2 they will be getting homework on a regular basis with more in Year 6 than in Year 3.

Throughout Primary the EAL (English as an Additional Language) department provide support for children who require assistance.

Extra Curricular Activities

We offer a large range of activities for your child to take part in from sporting to academic to arts and are either run by members of staff or external professionals (BullyProof, Pottery etc)
Students also have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, this is run by the Music department.