Key Stage 2 Curriculum Overview

Key Stage 2 currently offers an ADHD and ASC friendly approach and environment which uses visual resources such as regulation charts to allow the pupils to settle in and take ownership of their space and learning. This provision is designed to cater for a range of complex needs and support pupils in developing the skills and confidence as they transition into secondary education. This is supported with a social, emotional and personal development programme, alongside identifying any academic gaps with an individualised planning and assessment model.

The taught primary based model means the children spend the majority of their time in class with their key adults. This allows children to build secure relationships with both their staff and peers, allowing them to develop and strengthen a range of skills to support their social and emotional well-being. Pupils do, however, move around the main school for some lessons, such as P.E, where they are able to work for short periods with other members of staff and access specialist rooms and equipment.

The curriculum is designed to be broad and balanced, and as our pupils are taught in mixed-age year groups (3/4 and 5/6), our curriculum is designed to reflect this. As pupils may remain in the same class for up to two years, it is important that they are able to build on their learned skills from the previous academic year, whilst ensuring that the content that they are taught is not repeated. Our curriculum subjects are planned to span a two-year cycle, to ensure pupils are exposed to all aspects of each individual subject detailed within the national curriculum over the duration of their time with us. You can explore this in more detail by looking at the individual subject curriculum maps. 

The timetable outlines the lessons the pupils take part in each day with some examples of subjects covered and activities that take place across the year. The timetable is a visual for the pupils so they always know what to expect throughout the week.