Key Stage Two – Year Three through to Year Six

Key Stage Two

In Key Stage Two (Years Three to Six) we continue to inspire learning with a curriculum designed to develop children thinking skills through embedded technology and a variety of learning styles with specialist teachers for Computing, Music, P.E. and Art. Ongoing evaluation
and analysis ensures that our curriculum reflects the needs of our learners.

Our holistic approach includes a strong creative learning element. The Music Department boasts an outstanding choir and concert band, not to mention Samba bands, recorder groups and djembe drumming groups. Opportunities to study a musical instrument are maximised with our team of peripatetic music teachers. Concerts and musical or dramatic productions are an important part of every Year group, with a chance for parents and friends to share the enjoyment.

Primary children’s work exhibited as part of the whole school Art Exhibition, reflects the talents of the children but also those of the artist and fully trained teacher leading the Art Department. Primary children also contribute to the design of murals and stage sets.

An energetic Sports Department organises an exciting annual inter-house Sports Day, supported enthusiastically by the parents, in which all children take part. Participation in annual local and International sporting events is valued.

The curriculum additionally includes specialist French lessons in Key Stage Two. Each year culminates in a French Celebration Day where all children dress creatively and demonstrate their French speaking skills while enjoying French themed games and food.

All classes visit the library on a weekly basis, where librarians advise on reading choices and develop li-brary reading skills in relaxed, colourful surroundings. The emphasis on personal development is im-portant as children begin their journey towards the Graduate Profile. Lessons, assemblies and positions of responsibility are utilised to help guide this element.

Opportunities for creative and interactive extra-curricular activities provide fun way for further learning and development. Additionally, the Pioneers Programme which extends from Years Five and Six into the Secondary school provides a unique pathway for personal development and challenge to complete activities not offered elsewhere in the Primary curriculum.

From Year Four to Year Six, there are also opportunities for children to take part in local and international residential excursions including an environmental trip to Cyprus and an historical cruise on the World famous River Nile. These excursions enhance social skills, build
confidence and inspire application of learning. Independent learning is a key feature of Key Stage Two, where children are encouraged to organise and run events and activities.

Whether an in-house produced red-carpet film premiere, a performance at the Opera House, an inter-school Spelling Bee, the chance to be an anthropologist for the day, a letter to the Director or a story on the carpet, MES Cairo Primary Department offers the challenge of inspiring learning for every child.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 29th January
Y5 Concert Technical Rehearsal – 9.30am

Wednesday 30th January
Y5 Concert Dress Rehearsal – 9.30am

Thursday 31st January
Y9 Target Setting Day 


Friday 1st to Monday 4th February
Y5 Nile Cruise Trip 1

Sunday 3rd February
Term 2 ASAs Begin

Sunday 3rd to Thursday 7th February
 IEP Mid-Year Reviews

Sunday 3rd to Monday 11th February
DP11 Mid-Year Assessments


Monday 4th to Thursday 7th February
 Y8 Global Perspectives Trip


Wednesday 6th February

 Y9-10 IG DT Fab Lab Visit


Friday 8th to Saturday 9th February

IA Practice Exhibition


Friday 8th to Monday 11th February

Y5 Nile Cruise Trip 2


Sunday 10th February

Peri Showcase – 1.30pm

Wednesday 13th February

Y/G 7-8 Spring Social, Y8 Global Perspectives Enterprise Event


Thursday 14th February

Y10-12/DP12 Term 2 Reports Issued


Sunday 17th February

Y7-9 Focus Week, Y10-12/DP12 Student Progress Mtgs (Parents)


Sunday 17th February

FS2 Production Technical Rehearsal


Monday 18th February

Y1/Y2 Sports Days, FS2 Production Dress Rehearsal


Tuesday 19th February

Y3/Y4 Sports Days


Wednesday 20th February

Y5/Y6 Sports Days, FS2 Production -12.30pm


Thursday 21st February

Graduation Gown Fitting


Sunday 24th to Thursday 28th February

G7-8 Week Without Walls  


Monday 25th February

All US Section Course Selections Due


Wednesday 27th to Sunday 3rd March

Senior Trip


Thursday 28th February

FS2/FS1 Sports Days


Thursday 28th to Tuesday 5th March

IA Expedition to Cyprus