What you learn

The curriculum for all year groups includes: English, Mathematics, Science, Art, Design and Technology, French, Geography, History, Information Communication Technology, Music, Physical Education, Games, Religious Studies, Spanish and Personal Social Citizenship and Health Education.

Homework is set every day, ranging from 20 minutes in Year 3 to 40 minutes in Year 6. Parents receive reports twice a year on their child’s progress.

 

Specialist teaching

Year 3 classes have approximately 75% of their timetable with their Form Teacher and 25% with a specialist teacher, usually for Art, French, PE, ICT, Spanish and Music. There is more specialist teaching as a child moves up through the school so that by Year 6 approximately 75% of lessons are with a specialist teacher.

We believe this is the ideal combination.  It provides a stable classroom environment for younger pupils, and  the older children have the added stimulation of specialist teaching (from Senior School teachers as well) to prepare them for the Senior School timetable.

Physical Education and Games are taught by fully qualified male and female sports teachers. Many Music specialists visit the school to teach instrumental lessons, help with Music classes and support orchestras, choirs and ensembles.