Key Stage Two is the final phase of a child’s education at Pointers, and is where children discover their individual strengths and are helped to achieve all-round excellence. The school day is slightly longer, starting at 8:30am with a staggered dismissal time from 3:35pm onwards. Homework is set daily and is expected to be completed and returned to a high standard.

We have high aspirations for all Pointers pupils, and want them to leave Key Stage Two as independent, courteous and resilient individuals, who have acquired a life-long love of learning and will be very successful at Secondary School and beyond.  Our children go on to a broad variety of Secondary Schools and we work in partnership with parents to ensure that those who wish to take the 11+ or other Secondary Entrance tests are well prepared. Our scholarship results speak for themselves.

The Key Stage Two Curriculum at Pointers is broad, including unique out of school learning experiences that encourage pupils to be independent, confident, and able to work with others. All students in Key Stage Two are offered the opportunity to attend a residential trip, ranging from two to four nights. This is always a time of great adventure, with activities ranging from raft building to zip lining! Spanish lessons are introduced, and swimming lessons are offered to several year groups. Our specialist sports teacher organises sporting fixtures against other schools, and all Key Stage Two students will have the opportunity to try out for the various school teams.

Key Stage Two also provides the opportunity for pupils to learn to express themselves imaginatively and with conviction and confidence. A public speaking competition is held annually and debating clubs and competitions with other schools are entered for. Pointers pupils enjoy a rich musical tradition with a choir, an orchestra, end of term concerts and a music and drama showcase where pupils can publicly exhibit their talents. The Key Stage Two department also put on an annual dramatic production, usually in the Summer Term. In Year 6, the culmination of a child’s journey at Pointers, pupils are selected to take on responsibilities.  These range from Head Boy and Head Girl to House Captain or Prefect.  As part of their duties our Year 6 pupils speak in whole school assembly each week and are involved in the organisation of different aspects of school life. 

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