KEY STAGE 2 (age 7-11)
YEARS 3 to 6
Subjects are taught in a cross-curricular enquiry approach, which enables children to be thoroughly immersed in themes. In doing so, knowledge and skills in STEM, History, Art, Geography, and English are embedded in line with the requirements of the British National Curriculum.
Maths is taught using White Rose Maths and this helps to continue the development of the children’s confidence in the subject. In English, Talk for Writing continues as the complexity of genres and skills develop and a wide range of model texts are read and analysed. Children are able to build blocks for their own independent writing through grammar lessons and whole class shared writing.
In Key Stage 1 and 2 specialist teachers extend the curriculum with Music, PE and Games. Year groups also operate together for big projects, such as year group productions. There are also regular visits from children’s authors and guest speakers.
Phonics is taught in sets via Read, Write Inc. where children enjoy daily discreet phonics lessons suitable for their ability. In addition to the phonics lessons, children also take part in Guided Reading lessons in which they spend time studying a text together with a focus on a different area of reading such as inference, prediction or language. Spelling and handwriting are incorporated as part of all written work. Time is taken to deeply embed understanding and provide children with the chance to reach mastery level within each concept.
We enjoy themed days and House days as well as joining other British schools to take part in competitions and joint events. The curriculum is further enhanced with school trips which include the local museums and places of interest.
Our school values, Responsibility, Perseverance, Teamwork, Kindness, Respect and Honesty are intrinsically linked into all learning and the daily life of a child at Sherborne Qatar School for Girls. Through our assemblies, circle times and class discussions, these guide our conversations with the girls about their actions.
We are relentless in our positivity and praise of children in order to develop their self – esteem and positive attitude. Arabic, Islamic Studies and Qatari History are taught throughout this Key Stage in line with the Ministry of Education’s guidelines.