Key Stage II

Key Stage II

We already know that KS1 is about laying the foundations to education, but when pupils move onto KS2, they begin to set the tone for the rest of their schooling life.

Tender Years Preparatory School believes that solid start now can be the beginning of a flourishing education – one that grows with each year and feeds the part of pupils that helps them strive for academic success! (That’s the bit we like.)

Areas of learning


Fact: You can’t have jelly without whipped cream and sprinkles and you can’t have a successful education without a good understanding of English. We know there’s a lot to learn (the National Curriculum really likes to keep you on your toes, huh?) so we break everything down into nuggets of knowledge and present them to you in – ta dah!


You’ve already said a cheery hello to addition, number lines and multiplication. Now it’s time to get stuck in with fractions, shapes, perimeters and other mathematically-spectacular topics. KS2 students can refine their skills to achieve the much-desired Mathematical Whizz Kid status.


At this stage, scholars develop and gain scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.


TYS geography curriculum is designed to inspire fascination about the world and its people. Children learn about diverse people, places, resources, and human and natural environments. They also develop a deep understanding of the main human and physical processes on Earth. 



Pupils learn about themselves as growing and changing individuals with their own experiences and ideas, and as members of their communities.
They become more mature, independent and self-confident.  They learn how to take part more fully
in school and community activities.


A TYS, pupils are
taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.

Physical education

TYS high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all scholars to succeed and excel in
competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. TYS provide opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.



Scholars develop a chronologically secure understanding of British, local and global history. Through this, children will be able to recognise contrasts and trends through time. To ensure children develop this understanding, a range of history topics are taught at KS2


Studying music helps young children to understand rhythm, improve their listening skills, grow in confidence and improve their memory.

Design and technology

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and
imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within
a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.

Arts and design

This is about how children experiment with media and materials finding out about their properties and modifying and manipulating them..


At the end of Key Stage 2, children’s abilities are formally assessed. How well they do in these assessments is measured against the level expected by the Government.