As children become more experienced in the ways of our school, they can start to flourish in the full range of activities APIS has to offer. In Key Stage 2, we aim to build on the skills gained in the Key Stage 1 and encourage children to feel part of the APIS community by taking opportunities to become more involved in school life.
The transition from Key Stage 1 into Year 3 is subtle enough to allow the consolidation of knowledge while allowing students to enhance their learning and enjoy a time of progress and discovery. By the time our students leave Key Stage 2 at the end of Year 6 they are well prepared for the challenges that lie ahead, both in terms of their educational experiences and their personal development. We believe in allowing students to be involved in monitoring their own progress, so they are encouraged to reflect upon their achievements and set new goals while identifying their own learning styles.
In Key Stage 2, our aim is to build on the solid foundations laid in Key Stage 1. Our students arrive with a range of key skills which can be developed further through investigation and challenging learning experiences. We also seek to develop qualities such as high self-esteem, independence and social responsibility. We have a very strong school community and within the classroom our students enjoy collaborating in order to help each other achieve. Students are rewarded for their work with merits and they receive house points for their contributions towards the positive atmosphere of the Primary School. Parents, teachers and students work together to create a purposeful and welcoming environment in which academic and personal targets can be met.
In Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, children participate in a broad range of lessons across the curriculum. They receive lessons in English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, ICT, PSHE / Agama, Art, Modern Foreign Languages [French, Mandarin, Arabic] PE, Music and Drama. In addition Key Stage 2 students can join in a varied programme of after-school activities.