Key Stage 2 (Ages 7-11)
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Key Stage 2 (Ages 7-11)

In Key Stage 2 at St. Julian’s, the focus is on building upon the skills, knowledge, and understanding developed in Key Stage 1. Teachers foster independence, resilience, and reflection, encouraging children to think for themselves and make decisions about their learning. The stimulating environment, well-planned activities, and engaging introductions to lessons capture children’s imaginations, promoting confidence and enjoyment in learning.


The curriculum, aligned with the English National Curriculum, guides the study of Maths and English and supports a cross-curricular approach for other subjects. Specialist teaching is offered in Portuguese, Computing, Art, Music, and Physical Education, often linked to cross-curricular themes. Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is integrated into curriculum time and assemblies throughout Key Stage 2.


In English, a dynamic curriculum enriched with diverse texts develops reading, writing, spelling, and listening skills. The emphasis on spelling, grammar, and punctuation aims to instil a passion for reading and effective communication.


The Mathematics curriculum strives for each child to reach their potential, mastering basic skills and concepts, and applying them in different situations. Differentiated, stimulating activities make mathematics enjoyable, helping children understand and explain the world, fostering the confidence to take risks and develop deductive reasoning skills.


Topic lessons adopt a cross-curricular approach, integrating Science, History, Geography, Art, and Design & Technology. Encouraging independent research, children explore topics like ‘Temples, Tombs and Treasure’ in Year 3 and ‘World War Two’ in Year 6, presenting their learning in diverse ways.

Portuguese is compulsory, taught at various levels, and in Year 6, children have the opportunity to learn German, French and Italian.

In addition, Years 3 and 4 have the opportunity to attend SEED (SJS Environmental Education Programme),  building on the skills and knowledge gained in Key Stage One.