Years 3 - 5

Years 3 to 5 are crucial stages in a child's educational journey.

At this point pupils transition to the more independent and challenging years of Key Stage 2. Our curriculum is designed to provide a rich and diverse learning experience that inspires pupils to explore new ideas and develop their creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking skills.

Pupils have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through membership of School Council or Eco Council.

Subjects taught are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning
  • 11+ exam practice
  • Philosophy for Children
  • Art and Design
  • Computer and Coding
  • Design Technology and STEM
  • Religious Education
  • PSHE & RSE
  • Latin *Specialist Teacher
  • French *Specialist Teacher
  • Italian *Specialist Teacher provided by The Italian Consulate
  • Music *Specialist Teacher
  • Physical Education *Specialist Teacher
  • Swimming *Weekly
  • History
  • Geography
  • Interview practice *Year 6

Year 6

At Buxlow School, Year 6 is a pivotal year for our pupils as they take their 11+ examinations if Grammar or Independent Schools are on the horizon. Our experienced and skilled teachers work closely with each child to develop their academic abilities, confidence, and exam skills. Philosophy for Children practice will have by this point, enabled the pupils to develop their communication, problem-solving and critical thinking skills which will stand them in good stead. Interview practice takes place with our Headteacher so that the pupils feel well prepared for the process and perform at their very best.

Leadership skills are further developed through a range of responsibilities:

Head Boy / Head Girl

Deputy Head Boy / Deputy Head Girl

House Captain

Eco Captain

School Council Captain

We spoke to our Year 6 Teacher about his top tips on preparing our Year 6 pupils for the transition to secondary school. Read more below:

Secondary school transition tips

Find out more about preparation for 11+ here:

Preparation for 11+