Pre-Prep (5-8 yrs)

Pre-Prep covers all children in Years 1, 2 and 3. As the children transition into Pre-Prep they will broadly follow the National Curriculum at Key Stage 1 with the addition of PE, Art, French and Music taught by specialist teachers. There are daily lessons of English and Mathematics, the content of which takes into account the latest Primary Curriculum. Lessons take a variety of forms that may begin with a focused teaching session and lead on to group and/or individual tasks designed to reinforce, enhance and extend the pupils’ learning. Differentiation allows for personalised learning for each individual where appropriate.

Outside the areas of English and Mathematics, much of the children’s learning in Science, History, Geography, Art, Digital Learning and Religious Studies is through half-termly topics. Classes have their own space for outdoor learning and regularly spend time in our Woodland School.

Pre-Prep teachers ensure that each pupil makes a smooth transition to the Prep Department by working closely with the Junior Prep staff.

The children in Year 3 have the best of both worlds; making the transition to meet KS2 academic requirements, whilst retaining the security and support of a single class teacher within Pre-Prep. They are given areas of responsibility, one of the most sort after being a ‘Playground Friend’ where they are expected to set a good example for children in the younger years.

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