Overview

Following the National Curriculum -organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS) -there are ‘key stages’ in the Primary and Secondary School

Early Years Foundation Stage

This is the name for the Nursery and Reception classes. They follow a curriculum called Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is play-based and involves a balance between ‘child-initiated’ (chosen by the child) and ‘adult-initiated’ (led by an adult) activities.In O Castro International British School, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
Most lessons have one Learning Support Assistant as well as their class teacher.

Key Stage One

This is an important phase in children’s education. In Key Stage 1 children are in year 1 and 2. They start Year 1 when they are 5 years old and are 7 years old at the end of year 2.
This includes Years 1 and 2, which are the first classes to follow the English National Curriculum.
Most lessons have one Learning Support Assistant as well as their class teacher.

Key Stage Two

This is another important phase in children’s education. In Key Stage 2 children are in years 3, 4, 5 and 6. They start Year 3 when they are 7 years old and are 11 years old at the end of year 6. We continue to follow the English National Curriculum.
Most lessons usually have one Learning Support Assistant as well as their class teacher.

Key Stage Three

Key Stage 3, for many pupils, is the first 3 years of secondary school, when they are between the ages of 11 and 14, ie years 7, 8 and 9. This period in a child’s education is crucial to their future attainment.

Table of Reference for Educational Systems

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School Curriculum 2016/2017

You can download all information regarding school curriculums in the following link.