After Reception, children move to Class 1 and 2. Here we teach all National Curriculum Subjects. We use a cross-curricular approach and believe that sound foundations in literacy and numeracy are crucial for a child’s later progress.Our teaching approach follows that of the Early Years and reflects the individual needs of every child in the class.
Specialist teachers from the Prep School take the children for Drama, Music, ICT, Swimming and Games lessons. In Class 2, French and Violin are added to the list. This enables a smooth transition into the next stage of their education.
As the children enhance their skills in reading and writing, mathematics and science, topics such as Toys or Electricity help to make learning more meaningful and memorable.
Teachers assess the children’s progress continually. Any special educational needs can be spotted early on and support will be given where needed. This includes helping the gifted and talented as well as those with particular needs. We aim to keep class sizes to a maximum of 16 children.
Every child reads in school every day. Literacy and Numeracy are covered in the mornings leaving the afternoons for creative and physical activities. We aim to create a stimulating, creative and fun environment where the children develop a love of learning and a range of skills that will be beneficial to them throughout their school career and beyond.