Key Stage 2

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At Pattison, there are two classes at Key Stage 2: the Lower Juniors (Years 3 and 4) and the Upper Juniors (Years 5 and 6). Our aim is to provide the widest possible education within small class settings. A high standard of academic work is encouraged, combined with the opportunity to develop social and emotional skills in a small caring community within a warm family atmosphere. Our pupils progress to the Senior School as happy, accomplished, self-confident, well-mannered young people, respectful of each other.

The teaching is form-based with additional specialist teaching in PE, Music, Computing, Art and, from Year 5, French. Many of these lessons take place in the Senior School, ensuring a smooth transition into Year 7.

Homework, at this stage, is part of a partnership in learning. We encourage pupils to take their reading books and activities home to be enjoyed by both pupils and parents. Homework re-enforces concepts learned in class and more progress is made with the support of parents.