The different stages of primary school
Primary school is made up of three distinct phases and each one covers a number of years within the school. Each of the phases has a curriculum that relates to it and that shows the different aspects of each subject that will be taught in each year. This information needs to be made readily available to parents and one of the best ways to achieve this is to put the curriculum on the school website. A good Primary School Websites company such as https://www.fsedesign.co.uk/websites-for-schools/primary-school-websites/ will be able to support any school looking to have a site developed or an existing one updated.
Early Years – this is the stage that covers children aged 3 to 5 and spans nursery, preschool and reception years. During this phase the students are working towards the early years curriculum and they will be assessed as to whether they are working at, above or below the expected standard for each part of the early years curriculum.
Key Stage 1 – this covers what we traditionally know at infants school and is yeast 1 and 2. These are children aged between 5 and 7. During these two years they will progress onto another curriculum and will once again be assessed based on whether they are achieving the expected outcomes. The children are assessed at the end of year 2 to see how they have progressed.
Key Stage 2 – this is years 3 to 6 and would be children aged 8 to 11. This is the final part of primary school and the curriculum prepares them for the move onto secondary school. Again they will be assessed at the end of year 6 to see how their knowledge has progressed.