Welcome to Key Stage 2. We hope that you will enjoy learning about our department and that you find your visit to our website informative.
In Key Stage 2 at El Alsson we follow the National Curriculum for England. However, we adapt aspects of this to meet our students’ needs and to reflect our unique position here in Egypt. Arabic, Religion and Social Studies are taught following the Egyptian Ministry of Education’s curriculum.
The curriculum provides the structure for pupils to partake in a wide range of activities and trips, educating them in a well-rounded manner and giving them a chance to develop lifelong interests and skills.
Classes & Resources
We are well resourced with books and equipment which allows the children to have the first-hand experience they need. The students learn in a healthy environment with bright, colourful and airy classrooms over looking playgrounds or green fields.
Reports are issued at the end of each term. Following that parents are invited to attend parents’ day to discuss the welfare and academic progress of their children.
Special Days & Events
There are a number of special events each term, including:
•Book Week: our annual Book Week is always very successful and encourages the children to plunge deeper into books.
•Educational visits: for example to the Pyramids at Giza, Sakkara and local museums; to concert and dance performances and creative art centres; to the River Nile; and to other locations extending pupils’ understanding of their world.
•Pupil Concerts: pupils perform in quality productions, also classes have annual concerts.
•Sports Day: each year group enjoys a Sports Day which teaches children participation skills, team building and good sportsmanship.
•Anti-bullying Week: to teach pupils positive strategies to deal with bullying and other issues.
•International Week: pupils explore and learn about different cultures.
•KS2 Weekly Assembly: presented by a different KS2 class each week.
•Residential trips: Year 6 Desert trip Year 5 Luxor trip and Year 4 Alexandria trip.
•Parent Orientation Meeting: at the beginning of the year to explain the curriculum, classroom routines and expectations.
In Key Stage 2 at El Alsson we follow the National Curriculum for England and build upon the solid foundations laid in KS1. Pupils make progress through Years 3-6 in their knowledge of the world, and their skills, confidence and creativity. However, we adapt aspects of this to meet our students’ needs and to reflect our unique position here in Egypt. Arabic, Religion and Social Studies are taught following the Egyptian Ministry of Education’s curriculum.
The curriculum provides the structure for pupils to partake in a wide range of activities and trips, educating them in a well- rounded manner and gives them a chance to develop lifelong interests and skills.
Pupils have lessons with their class teacher in the following subjects: English, Maths, Science, Humanities & PSHE.
Pupils have lessons with specialist teachers in the following subjects: Arabic, Religion. Social Studies, Music, ICT, PE, Art & French.
Please click on any of the below to view or download
Year 3 General Curriculum Overview
Arabic Curriculum Overview (to be posted)
KS2 P.E. Curriculum Overview
Continuity & Progression:
The curriculum is continuous across key stages and is monitored, to ensure there is progression across the curriculum. We recognise that, as pupils transfer from one key stage to another, there are significant increases in expectations in terms of personal organisation and independent study. Cross phase initiatives are in place to smooth the transition.
Throughout KS2 our pupils are assessed informally on a continuous basis by their class and specialist teachers. This approach is Assessment for Learning (AfL). It focuses on day to day informal judgements made by the teachers which will be used to indicate how individual children can improve their work using “next steps” – these are ideas for improvement which the children can then build into their work. These next steps may be written in the children’s books or discussed with the individual child.
There will also be more formal assessments which will take place throughout the year and will help to support TCA judgements.
The TCA level given by the teacher will be awarded using a variety of evidence from the children’s daily work, summative and formative assessments, and will not be based purely upon one assessed piece of work at a set time.
Lessons are planned according to the learning needs of the pupils, so that all levels of ability are catered for.
El Alsson is an academically selective school whose mission is to enable children to achieve success through a culture of thinking, learning and caring. We recognise that some pupils will require extra support at certain stages during their education. In providing that support, we acknowledge that each child has learning differences and learning strengths.
The L. S. department supports a large number of children at different points on their journey through primary school and for several different reasons. It is of great benefit for many children to receive such support, as it is a positive step towards meeting their learning goals.
Computer Science (CS) across the Curriculum
Pupils have access to appropriate ICT resources in all year groups. They develop their skills in the use of ICT, both through the ICT curriculum, and through the appropriate use of ICT in all subjects
Extension & Enrichment
Educational visits, field trips, extra-curricular activities and performance opportunities play an important role in extending and enriching the curriculum and developing our pupils.
All Students must read our Behaviour Policy. To acknowledge reading it, please fill in the form at the end and return it to the class teacher. Please click here to read the Behaviour Policy