Key Stage Two
This Key Stage consists of four parallel classes in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6. As in the rest of the school, the English National Curriculum forms the core of our curriculum but is enriched by variations appropriate to our location and students. We also provide Arabic classes for all students and Islamic studies for Muslim students. In addition to daily lessons based on the British National Curriculum, we have interspersed many additional creative and imaginative themed days. Numerous trips are arranged each year in order to support the curriculum as well as many hands on activities which enable children to learn through their multiple-intelligences of kinaesthetic, visual and auditory learning.
In KS2, the curriculum consists of lessons in English, Maths, Science, ICT, History, Geography, Art, SEAL, ESD, Music, PSHCE, Arabic, PE and Islamic studies for Muslim students. The children also have sessions in the Library in which they are able to read, conduct research and choose books to read at home.
In order to enrich the curriculum, the student the students in KS2 also have extra curriculum activities to choose from. These are after school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays. The children select an activity for the term; there are various options and the choices are driven by the student’s preferences. Current examples include, cricket, art, football, sign language, fashion club, jewellery making and design technology.
At AAESS, all children are supported and encouraged to understand the skills being taught and to be able to explain their learning. Many practical activities are included in all curriculum areas in order for the children to have the opportunity to link skills taught in all subject areas into their daily activities.