Key Stage 2 is includes Year 3, 4, 5 and Year 6. All students follow the National Curriculum for England and Wales for all subjects. Within the structure of the National Strategies, Programs of Study set out what students should be taught, and the attainment target sets out the expected standards of students' performance.

Thirteen subjects are taught in Key Stage 2:









Islamic Studies or Citizenship

Art & Design

Design & Technology

Music and Physical Education

The curriculum followed throughout the Primary School is broadly based upon the EYFS and Primary British Curriculum; with each subject curriculum being drawn from the British QCA approved National Strategy (2007). Each individual curriculum is then evaluated as to its appropriateness and importance to the school community that we have and balanced with the needs of the student body that we have. We constantly evaluate the school plans to assure that we offer the best possible curriculum that we can and are always seeking to improve upon this. The courses for KS 1 & 2 are designed to meet the requirements of the English National Curriculum and will lead towards the end of Key Stage National Curriculum Tests in Year 6.


At Newton International School we use the National Literacy Strategy to deliver the English programme. Each unit of work covers aspects of Speaking and Listening, Word level work, Sentence level work and Text level work. Within the Word level work children will look in depth at different spelling patterns, rhyming words and handwriting skills. Sentence level consists of grammar and punctuation work while text level work looks in depth at how texts are constructed and teaching the children to write their own texts in these styles.

The National Literacy Strategy ensures all students are given the opportunity to work with different types of texts, both fiction and non-fiction. The following may be included: Stories with familiar settings, instructions, patterns on the page, traditional stories, explanations, really looking, different stories by the same author, information texts, silly stuff, extended stories and non-chronological reports.

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Guide to Understand Progress and Assessment in Mathematics

Introduction to the renewed Primary Framework

Primary Curriculum

Primary Framework

Science Curriculum

The National Literacy & Numeracy Strategies in the Primary Curriculum