Welcome to Key Stage 2 (KS2) of the English National Curriculum
Key Stage 2 starts in Year 3 and goes up to Year 6
Year 3 – students are 7 years old at the beginning of the academic year.
Year 4 – students are 8 years old at the beginning of the academic year.
Year 5 –students are 9 years old at the beginning of the academic year.
Year 6 –students are 10 years old at the beginning of the academic year.
Each class is taught by an experienced foreign teacher supported by a well-qualified assistant teacher.
KS2 students start classes at 8:15 a.m. and finish at 2:45 p.m.
MISY international teachers and assistant teachers are well-qualified professionals and receive regular in-house training and professional development. Our teachers are enthusiastic, they love what they do, which means our students love to learn.
- To acquire critical thinking skills
- To learn self-management
- To know how to communicate and develop social skills
- To provide a secure and happy learning environment
- To promote positive relationships
- To establish a love for learning that will go with them throughout school
- To help students develop good learning habits
- To help students recognize their own strengths
- To help students develop an awareness and appreciation of the world around them
- To promote positive parent partnerships through good communication and joint learning opportunities
English National Curriculum
Students in KS2 acquire knowledge and skills in line with National Curriculum of England. We provide a varied, balanced and rich programme which fosters a love for learning that we hope your child will carry with them throughout their lives. Through the acquisition of deeper knowledge and understanding, we also support the development of skills which transcend subject boundaries and are crucial not only for learning but for life.
The curriculum consists of the core subjects of English and Maths which are taught every day. Students gain a broader understanding of the world through subjects like Science, Geography and History. Students learn how to look after themselves in a rapidly changing society, not only on the web but also physically and emotionally through Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE).
Computer, Music, Art, Physical Education (PE), Mandarin and Myanmar classes are taught by specialist teachers for all year groups. Students have a library lesson and are encouraged to choose library books and take them home each week.
Every year our students sit a Progress Test to check their achievements against their peers in England. Parents receive a detailed to report outlining ways to support their child.
In Year 4 students take the CAT 4 Test to provide teachers information about learning styles.
English as an Additional Language
The process of acquiring English is supported by the English as an Additional Language (EAL) department. If students arrive at MISY with limited English, they are required to take additional English classes as part of their school day. As their level of English improves, these students are taken off the EAL programme. We assess their English Level using WIDA Tests. This programme incurs a fee.
After-School Activities, Sports, Educational Trips and Celebrations
We run a programme of exciting after-school activities and sports coaching which students are encouraged to sign up for each term.
All classes go on educational trips which are linked to the unit of study, and join in schoolwide celebrations such as International Day, sports days, Art Day and end-of-term performances.
Communication with Parents
We understand that it is vital for parents to be involved in their child’s learning, for which regular communication is essential. We have the following system to keep you updated:
Meet the teachers evening: at the beginning of the year, where individual class teachers explain the routines and expectations of their classes. This is also a chance for parents to ask questions about the school day.
Reports four times a year: two student-teacher-parent conferences and two written reports in order for you to get information about your child’s progress.
We use Class Dojo which is a safe electronic method of communication between teacher and parent to send regular messages and photos to update you about what is happening in class. We send a newsletter to parents via Class Dojo at the beginning of each unit to keep you abreast of our learning.
We hold parent coffee mornings to keep up updated on our latest initiatives.