Years 3 to 6
The curriculum builds on the foundations laid out in Juniors. Here the pupils really start on the road to becoming independent learners and begin to take more responsibility for their own education. Subject specialists are introduced from Years 3 and 4 to further enhance the pupils’ learning experience. Naturally there is a definite emphasis on the basic skills in the core subjects but there is ample opportunity for pupils to sample History, Geography and Mythology as well as French, ICT, Music, Drama, P.E. and Games. Latin is introduced in Years 5 and 6. A small rodent named Minimus steals the show but pupils also study Roman Social History and Mythology as part of the course. All subjects are taught by specialist teachers, most of whom are Secondary School trained.
Our SKULL programme forms the basis of the PRHSE curriculum and covers Skills, Knowledge and Understanding for Lifelong Learning. Here the pupils are encouraged to learn: study skills; knowledge of public institutions to develop their sense of social responsibility; philosophy; First Aid; Internet Safety; lifesaving; cookery; sewing; personal hygiene; and understanding the major religions. We also cover a range of additional areas by the end of Year 8.
There is a full range of sports available to pupils: Netball; Soccer; Rugby; Hockey; Cross Country; Swimming; Rounders; Cricket; Stoolball and Athletics. Competitive matches are played by U9, U10 and U11 teams as well as sports workshops with many of the local schools. Other activities include Choir; Music Ensembles; Pottery; Conversational French; Drama; Model Making and Art Club.
Parents are positively encouraged to be involved in their child’s education. There is continuous assessment of each pupil’s progress throughout the School and information about academic progress and attainment is disseminated through reports and parents’ meetings. Our teachers are most welcoming and easily contactable via their own school email or through individual appointments.