Upper Primary

Key Stage 2 is the term used in English schools for the Upper Primary curriculum. It comprises Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. Students in Key Stage 2 are usually aged 7 to 11 years old.

The focus in Key Stage 2 is to provide continuity and progression in learning for all students as they move towards Primary Checkpoint tests in Year 6, which are set and marked by Cambridge Assessment for English or English as a Second Language, Mathematics, and Science. They provide
evidence of readiness for the next stage of education, assessing skills, knowledge and understanding at the end of Primary education.

Homework and projects are given to students in order to reinforce work done in the classroom, to teach students to work independently and to develop skills of time management. Students are invited to share work they have completed at home to compliment and extend the learning journey beyond the
classroom.

The Cambridge Curriculum at Key Stage 2 builds on KS1 in English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Physical Education and Swimming, Art, ICT, Personal Social and Relationships Education, Music and Drama, Bahasa and Mandarin, and Agama Islamiya for Muslim children.

Partnership with parents continues to be essential, and we ensure parents are kept well-informed of their children’s progress throughout the school term. We welcome and appreciate parental involvement in a student’s learning and school life, and we also encourage teamwork between teachers at different
levels to make progression to Secondary School and Key Stage 3 a smooth one.

Nilai International School’s outdoor environment also plays an important role in delivering the curriculum: Primary students have access to a large area for play and adventure. We are an Eco-school with an Outdoor Play Policy which helps children to become confident outdoors. Teaching them to be
safe and to understand and manage risk is the first step to making them eager to challenge themselves to learn something new every day, and become the very best people that they can be.