Introduction

Introduction

“The School successfully meets its overarching aim of ‘Learning for Life.’” (ISI Report, 2014)

Throughout Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 our children's horizons and opportunities broaden.

With care and support, each child’s progress in all areas of school life develops in leaps and bounds. Learning remains ‘hands on’ as teachers combine the best of traditional teaching methods with the most effective modern techniques, ensuring that each child grows in ability, self-belief and independence.

The structure of the curriculum becomes more formal at this stage and the opportunities become more and more diverse. All children are involved in school performances and many are also involved in school choirs and orchestral groups. The level of sport becomes more competitive, with regular fixtures against local schools and the opportunity to represent the School.

Years 3 and 4 are the oldest year groups to be based in the Prep School building.  The children in Years 5 and 6 are based in the Practical Centre, nearby the Prep School, but with slightly more independence, preparing them for their transition to the Senior School.

Our ‘Big Six’ run through all we do:

Communication with Parents

At the beginning of each academic year parents are invited to a Curriculum Meeting for their child's year group. This outlines the plans and procedures for the year. There are Parents’ Evenings in the Autumn and Spring Terms, and formal reports are published to parents at the end of the Autumn and Summer Terms.  In addition there are various open events held during the year which provide parents with the opportunity to see the workings and achievements of the School.

In Years 3 and 4 parents are encouraged to communicate with the class teacher through a Home/School diary and class teachers are always available to meet parents on a more formal basis.   

In Years 5 and 6 parents are encouraged to use teachers’ direct email addresses for ongoing communication.

Parents and Carers are always welcome to visit the classroom and view work.