Dear Students, Parents, Teachers, and Prospective Parents,
Welcome to the Primary section of our Website!
Primary Education sets the foundation of an individual’s learning throughout life. It is of vital importance that when children join us in Early Years (two to five years) they feel happy and secure. They should love coming to school and slowly learn how to mix socially and share with others. By the time our tiny tots have reached Reception they have had exposure to sounds and letters and are able to adjust to the needs of more formal schooling, while still having plenty of opportunity to discover how the world works through play.
Our wonderful Early Years environment is replicated in Key Stage One where children from five to seven years make huge strides in the learning process. They march through the reading schemes in the Small Library and feel very grown up when they reach Key Stage Two. From the ages of seven to eleven our students complete the English National Curriculum targets which aim to make them independent learners, ready for the demands of Secondary School.
Our enthusiastic and dedicated teachers work hard to give our children a great experience where the hard work is integrated into meaningful projects and links with the community, supplemented by outdoor field trips and, in Key Stage Two, overnight visits.
Throughout the Primary School, teachers encourage students to be inquisitive, reflective, articulate and independent. Our assessment process tracks children and we have ESL and Learning Support for those children who need a little extra help. We use the UK optional SATS and end of Key Stage One and Key Stage Two SATS to support our teacher assessment.
The facilities at KISU are excellent and throughout Primary the students have weekly access to the field, the sports hall, the swimming pool, libraries, ICT and music rooms. After school there is a comprehensive schedule of clubs including Ballet, Tae-Kwando and Lacrosse. Arts, Drama and Sports Clubs are all well represented. If this sounds a little hectic, a youngster can relax in Crochet Club!
From 7 a.m. until after 5 p.m. you are likely to be able to find some Primary youngsters enthusiastically pursuing some activity on the school campus. But don’t just read all about it – you will find a warm welcome if you come and see for yourself.
Head of Primary