We welcome children into the Adventurers class from their second birthday. In this group the children learn to share and play and understand the boundaries and routines of the school. They are encouraged to express their own interests and preferences through communication and language, whilst developing an awareness of self care, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. All learning is individually based around indoor and outdoor play, making play time educational and fun.
From 3 Years old they enter the final stage of their pre-school journey with our Nursery & Reception group. Teaching becomes more structured delivering phonics, numbers, and a greater knowledge of the world around them. Children become far more independent and are encouraged to question their understanding in an appropriate way. They also have educational trips out of school.
Reception - Year 4
The final stage of the EYFS and the first stage of formal schooling is when a child joins Reception from the September after they have turned four. A highly structured timetable with strong emphasis on English and Mathematics teaches the children the disciplines required in Year One and above. They complete their EYFS Learning Journey as well as becoming part of the wider school through attendance at assemblies and being given more responsibility for themselves.
Year 5 & 6
Year 5 & 6 are transition years, as the children mature and become more independent, they start to utilise the teachers and resources within the Senior SchoolPupils are based in the Prep School and join together every morning for Tutor Time with their dedicated Tutor. Thereafter, they are taught separately by specialist senior school teachers, joining together for Games, Swimming, Science, Languages and Wellbeing.
Year 5 - The transition begins gradually with the majority of subjects taught by specialist senior school teachers in the Prep School Classrooms. However, they will move around the school for some of their lessons in order to utilise the specialist rooms for those subjects such as music and science.
Year 6 - The children start to become a lot more independent, taught by Senior School teachers in subject specialist rooms we begin to deliver a first class grounding of the Key Stage 3 curriculum one year early. The angst of the change to the Senior School at the end of Year 6 is removed and the pupils have a seamless transition in to the Senior School.