During the Primary phase, children begin to develop a sense of independence and to feel more “grown up”. Working via the British Curriculum they make excellent progress in oral comprehension and expression, literacy, numeracy and social skills. All subjects are taught in English and the practical methodology synonymous with the British curriculum means that different types of learners are able to progress at different rates. In addition to their class teacher, Teaching Assistants (TAs) are on hand to provide pupils with the necessary practical support. The Primary Education phase of the British National Curriculum is divided into two stages: Key Stage 1 (ages 5 – 7) and Key Stage 2 (ages 7 – 11).
Key Stage 1 (KS1) comprises two Year Groups: Year 1 and Year 2. Pupils begin KS1 at the age of five and finish when they are seven. At St. George’s, we start to follow the British Curriculum closely at this stage.
Key Stage 2 (KS2) comprises four Year Groups: Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. Pupils move into Year 3 when they are seven years old and finish Year 6 when they are eleven. As with KS1, we follow the British National Curriculum closely.