EYFS & Primary School

Curriculum Overview

Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) includes our youngest students from Nursery and Reception (ages 3 – 5). Our purpose is to build a space for EYFS and to provide a safe and caring environment that caters to the learning needs of children within this age range. Trained EYFS teachers to guide students through age-appropriate activities that extend their learning in these developmental years. The curriculum in this area of the school closely follows the UK Early Years Foundation Stage Framework that focuses on seven areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding The World
  • Expressive Art and Design

Primary School Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1 includes our youngest students from Year 1 and 2 (age 5 – 7 years). These years help lay the crucial foundation for educational experiences and King Henry VIII College Primary provides a fund and a meaningful environment where students can explore different topics and interest.

  • Phonics within English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Mandarin

Primary School Key Stage 2

Students in Key Stage 2 from Year 3-6 (age 7-11 years) build upon the foundations laid out in their previous schooling with the aim of developing independence and taking ownership of their learning. Timely individualised assessments by specialised Key Stage 2 teachers ensures that the progress is in track and students are achieving at their full potential. Expanding on skills taught in Key Stage 1, topics of study fuel student’s interest in the world around them. Weekly lessons in specialist and core subject include:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Art
  • Physical education
  • Mandarin