Children at Bevington thoroughly enjoy their learning in Key Stage 2.
The day starts with children responding to feedback and deepening their understanding of their prior learning. All children are challenged through a range of different tasks or questions to suit their capabilities.
After Assembly, we teach reading. Children are heard to read regularly and we develop their reading skills through our questioning skills. Children in Keystage 2 thoroughly enjoy reading and have developed a love for the subject. They regularly visit the library to choose books based on their interests. Our books corners are warm and inviting, which encourages the pupils of
Bevington to sit and enjoy a book.
Bevington children are confident, creative and imaginative writers, whoare able to write for a variety of different purposes. We believe that writing for a purpose ensures that is meaningful. Writing is taught through a number of methods including shared writing (writing modelled by the teacher with contributions from the children) and guided writing (writing in small groups with teacher intervention where needed). Children are regularly given the opportunity to write independently and for an extended period of time. At the end of every unit of work, pupils produce an extended piece of writing, in which they demonstrate the skills being taught in the week. Pupils’ writing is celebrated at all times.
Children in Key Stage 2, are able to calculate fluently and efficiently, reason mathematically, appreciaterelationships and pattern in number and space, solve complex problems, and apply their knowledge in a range of different situations and subjects. They are confident mathematicians, who are able to apply their knowledge and understanding in many different situations.
In Key Stage 2, the curriculum has been designed by our staff for our children. It is fun, engaging, relevant, rigorous, and broad and meets the needs of all our pupils. Our key objectives are taken from the 2014 National Curriculum, however our curriculum is unique to Bevington as it has been tailored with our children in mind. In all subjects, there is a relentless focus on high quality teaching, which motivates and excites children, and ensures that they leave Bevington with all the key skills they need to succeed at the end of Key Stage 2. In every area of the curriculum, we encourage the pupils to debate, reason, and justify their answers.
Our curriculum is a topic-based, which is structured into six half-termly topics across a school year. Our topics have been chosen by our staff to reflect the children’s interests and to ensure that there is complete curriculum coverage across our school. Our topics all start with an exciting Entry Point, which grabs the children’s attention and immerses them in the learning. Pupils work in topic groups to develop collaborative team building skills. We welcome parents to come and engage with our Entry and Exit points and share in their children’s learning.
Pupils at Bevington make outstanding progress and out perform their peers in their end of Key Stage 2 assessments, which prepares them for secondary school. We believe in giving all children the opportunity to achieve their full potential and reach their dreams.
In Year 5, children children stay over night at school to build confidence, work on developing relationships, problem solving, negotiation skills and communication skills.
At the end of Year 6, pupils learn to become more independent and experience being away from home. We take the children to Mill Rythe Activity Camp to take part in activities that challenge and motivate them to conquer their fears and develop their team building, communication skills, negotiation skills and build confidence before secondary school.
Our Transition between primary school and secondary school thoroughly prepares the pupils for their futures. We believe that it is extremely important to focus on the whole child and their life beyond Bevington.