The Curriculum in Years 1 and 2 is taught through topics, and there is opportunity to extend the topics that are studied to match the children's interests and excite their imagination. Through topic teaching we cover aspects of the following subjects: English, Science, History, Geography, Art, DT, ICT and PSHE. Mathematics and RE are taught as separate subjects and P4C (Philosophy for Children) is also taught, which promotes thinking and reasoning skills.
Our emphasis is on making our pupils feel at home in a caring environment and building firm foundations in literacy and numeracy. From the beginning each boy receives individual attention in small classes. Our enthusiastic and motivated teaching staff and their assistants are dedicated to delivering academic excellence and promoting independent working, as well as providing a high level of pastoral care.
This vital blend, of which we are justly proud, is important in confidence building and fulfilling the potential of every boy. The Junior School is purpose built and we are constantly expanding our facilities to ensure that our boys have the very best environment for their learning and play. There are extra-curricular activities and additional specialist teaching is offered in French, Music and P.E. This leads to a smooth transition to the Prep School at the age of seven.
A Typical Day in Year 1 and Year 2
8.15am Children start arriving and are supervised in the playground
8.40am Children line up and go into class
8.45am Registration Activities
10.30am Snack/milk time
10.45am Morning playtime
12noon Children start going to lunch
2.15pm Afternoon playtime
3.30pm Hometime for Year 1
3.40pm Hometime for Year 2