Years 1 & 2
In Years 1 and 2, life becomes a little more formal. However, emphasis is still placed on learning through investigation and is an integral part of the whole-class lesson.
Pupils are encouraged to use their initiative and become independent learners. Children have a heightened awareness of their natural surroundings. As such, all areas of the School grounds are fully utilised to enrich the children’s learning. Good behaviour and social skills are valued as highly as academic, creative and physical achievement.
While most lessons are still taught by the class teacher, some areas of the curriculum are taken by subject teachers. In Key Stage 1 the children have weekly French, Music, PE and Swimming lessons. The children in Year 2 also benefit from specialist teaching in ICT and group instrumental lessons. This, together with the increasing use of Prep school facilities, helps to ensure a smooth transition into Year 3.
After school care is provided until 6.00pm and there is an exciting programme of after school clubs and lunchtime clubs available.
ISI Report 2017 “Pupils of all abilities make rapid progress in lessons as a result of skilful and knowledgeable teaching.”