KS2

We have nine classes in our Key Stage 2 building, two in each of the four year groups.  The children are aged from 7 years to 11.  The classes and teachers are as follows:

Year 3 (aged 7-8 years)

 
Chestnut Mrs Day (Mon, Tue)  
  Mrs Bartlam (Wed,Thu, Fri)  
Willow Mrs Carter (Mon, Tue, Wed)  
 

Ms Potts (Thurs, Fri)

 
     

Year 4 (aged 8-9 years)

 
Rowan Mrs Trubger  

Monkey Puzzle

Miss Prank  
Oak Miss Rainbow  
     

Year 5 (aged 9-10 years)

 
Cedar Miss Freeman  
Pine Miss J Peters  
     

Year 6 (aged 10-11 years)

 
Beech Mrs Pettifer  
Juniper Mr Hetherington  
     

Each class  also has at least one Teaching Assistant, usually only for the mornings.

The classes of Years 3 and 4 form the Lower Key Stage 2 Phase and are led by Mrs Trubger.  The classes of Years 5 and 6 form the Upper Key Stage 2 Phase and are led by Ms Potts who is also the Deputy Headteacher.

Key Stage 2 Curriculum

The Key Stage 2 curriculum differs from Key Stage 1 only in the addition of Modern Foreign Languages.  At Bengeo, we teach French from Year 3 to Year 6.  The core subjects of maths and English are taught every day (usually in the morning).  The other subjects are science (also a core subject), information & communication technology (ICT), history, geography, art, design & technology (D&T), physical education (PE), religious education (RE), music and personal, social and health education (PSHE).  The subjects are taught, as much as possible, through topics (eg. Space) as the linking of ideas & knowledge enhances meaning and understanding for the children.  

Trips / Visits

We aim to organise a trip or visit at least once per term, sometimes more often.  These events are designed to enrich the children’s learning experiences.  They often take the form of role-play, for example, becoming a Tudor for the day and enjoying (or not) some of the Tudor ways of life.  They can also be workshops.  These are often science and technology based, for example, building a structure from K’nex or learning to use microscopes more imaginatively.  All our trips link with our topics, for example, we might organise a trip to the zoo and find out about rainforest animals for our Year 3 Rainforest topic.  In Year 6, there is a special end-of-primary residential trip to the Isle of Wight.