Key Stage 2 (Years 3 - 6)
Our Lady of Sion - Key Stage 2 (Years 3 -6)
Years 3 to 6 (Key Stage 2) are for children aged 7 to 11 years.
Our well-qualified and experienced class teachers deliver the majority of lessons, with specialist staff taking French, Music and PE lessons. Swimming lessons take place at the local pool and children in Year 2-6, will have a term of swimming on either a Thursday or Friday afternoon.
After school clubs are very popular and include Art, Choir, Cricket, Football, Chess, Netball, RSPCA, Spanish, Tag Rugby, and Tennis. Pupils regularly take part in a variety of sports fixtures and tournaments.
As well as formal lessons, trips and visitors are an important part of our balanced and extensive curriculum. Pupils in Year 6 are able to take part in a residential Adventure Course in the summer term, with activities such as climbing, abseiling and water sports. All Year 6 pupils are offered the opportunity for Cycling Proficiency (Click here to see Bikeability 2011)training.
The extensive facilities of the Senior School in Gratwicke Road are used frequently by this age group, particularly the fully equipped science laboratories, astro turf, tennis and netball courts and the gymnasium.
Before and after school supervision is available at no extra charge.
School opens 8.00 am
Registration 8.50 am
Morning Break 10.20 am
Lunch Break 12.40 pm
School ends 3.30 pm Years 3 and 4; 3.45 pm Years 5 and 6
Supervision ends 5.00 pm
Lessons last for between 30 & 40 minutes. School Assemblies are held on Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings.
Key Stage 2 Curriculum
We offer your child an exceptionally broad and balanced curriculum in these years. The Curriculum includes English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, Art/DT, French, Geography, History, Music, PSCHE, PE and RS. Our independence enables us to fully use our professional expertise, providing greater flexibility in our teaching.
Pupils are encouraged to use their initiative and reasoning ability and to develop a self-disciplined approach to their studies. Comprehensive library and computer facilities enable them to pursue special interests, research for class projects and acquire a wide general knowledge.
We aim to ensure that each child:
• develops to his or her full potential
• becomes fluent in writing and reading English
• is confident at reasoning through and solving mathematical problems
• is able to follow through scientific reasoning and to create and write up simple experiments.
Written reports are sent to parents at the end of the Autumn and Summer terms and individual Consultation Evenings are held in the Spring Term.
Homework is essential as it ensures that pupils have sufficient practice in the mechanics of the subjects concerned, so that class time can be devoted to the teaching of new skills. Written homework is not set in Early Years, but the children take home reading or library books daily.
Written homework is set on a daily basis Monday to Thursday as follows:-
Year 1 Reading: 15 minutes
Year 2 Maths or English: 10 minutes
Year 3 Maths or English: 20 minutes
Year 4 Maths or English: 30 minutes
Year 5 Maths or English: 35 minutes
Year 6 Maths or English: 40 minutes
Science homework is set weekly in Years 5 and 6.
There is close liaison between Junior and Senior Schools. This helps pupils to settle into the Senior School and ensures progression in the curriculum. Most pupils transfer to the Senior School at the end of Year 6.
See: Art and Design/Technology information
See: English and French information
See: Geography and History information
See: ICT and Maths information
see: Music (including Choir and Orchestra) information
See: PCSHE and RE information
See: PE and Sport information
See: Science information
Click Here for photos and write-up of Junior School Council visit to Worthing Mayor's Offices 31 January 2012
Click Here for photos and write-up of Rainbow Theatre Snow White pantomime, 13th December 2011
Click Here for photos and write-up of Egyptian Feast & Rainbow Theatre Moses, 2nd December 2011
Click here for photos of Year 5 Adur Watersports Activity Trip 19th-20th May 2011
Click Here for photos and information on Yr 6 Young Enterprise Day June 2011