MP 2/3 Overview

Milepost 2 and 3 cover Years 3 - 6 and is made up of the same core and foundation subjects found in Key Stage 1.  In addition, French is introduced in Year 5.

Years 3 & 4 – ‘Milepost 2’   Much of the work in these year groups is ‘cross curricular’, which means that one theme is covered by several subjects. Topics are structured to allow children the freedom to explore new subjects in a stimulating way, encouraging a natural enthusiasm for more independent learning.

Years 5 & 6 – ‘Milepost 3’   In the upper part of the School, a greater degree of autonomy and independence is expected of the children. They are gently encouraged to accept new levels of responsibility and demonstrate leadership skills. Such changes become evident in work habits and organisation, behaviour and self discipline and relationships with other students and with staff.

During the latter part of Milepost 3, subject teaching becomes more defined, especially in the core subjects of English Maths, Science and ICT. Timetabled use is made of the Science Laboratory and Food Technology room. As students enter Year 6 they are prepared for the subject-oriented approach of MP4 and are expected to become more independent in planning and completing their studies. The level of homework increases.With careful planning, homework can encourage skills and attitudes which will stand the students in good stead as they move through their academic life.

Primary (KS1 KS2)