Key Stage 2

The four years that children spend in Key Stage 2 are important in developing independence.

As well as continuing with the New Primary Curriculum we study a range of interesting topics, integrating a number of trips into our school curriculum in order to bring this learning alive. Both year 5 and 6 have residential trips that are exciting and stimulating.

We still expect Key Stage 2 children to read regularly to an adult. We focus a great deal on understanding the content of what is being read; asking a variety of questions about the content in order to ensure they gain a full understanding of the plot, characters and themes.

Writing homework accurately is very important. In Years 3 and 4 the teacher will check to see that the homework has been copied correctly, however, by the time they are in Year 5 and 6 we expect the children to be able to do this unaided. Children's homework diaries will be checked everyday. It is important that parents check that the homework is completed so we ask you to please sign your child’s diary daily.

During Year 6 the children sit National SAT tests in Reading, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG) and Maths.  Click here for more info.

During Year 6 we endeavour to prepare all children for a smooth transition to secondary school.


St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School
Kirkley Cliff, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0DG
Tel: 01502 565384

Please contact the school office if you require a paper copy of the information on our website or wish to speak to our SENCo - Mr Lambert.