Years Three to Six
Being part of our private primary school, children move from Pre-Prep to Prep into Year Three. Children continue to be taught through a Topic-based approach; all the Topics have been carefully planned to cover English, Maths, Geography, History, Art and Science.
When children move to Year Four through to Six, they transition from a Topic approach to more discrete specialist lessons.
The core subjects are delivered primarily by Class Teachers in the lower years of Prep. English and Science are taught in mixed ability groups, however, from Year Three children are grouped for Mathematics according to ability and progress, this gives some children additional time to really embed the basics.
We have remodelled the timetable to allow pupils more time to immerse themselves in focused aspects in the afternoons.
Science is taught on Discovery afternoons combining practical activities. Making the most of our 50 acres of school grounds to give hands-on opportunities, all children visit Forest School during the year. DT, Art and Digital Media are taught on Creative afternoons. Children have the opportunity to use a range of materials and really let their imaginations soar. History and Geography, are covered during Humanities afternoons; many of our termly school trips support this area and really bring the learning to life.
We have an Enrichment afternoon each week for children in Years Four, Five and Six. This allows for Philosophy, Reasoning, Team Building, Debating and Thinking Skills to be covered, alongside Drama, Cookery, Forest School and Textiles.
Sport, Music, French and C&IT are taught by specialist teachers throughout the school – we are very lucky to have a team of dedicated teachers that really inspire our children and foster a passion in these different areas.