When you walk through the doors of Primary, you can tell immediately that it is alive with the buzz of happy children who are engaged with their learning.
We believe a good Primary education is one where children are encouraged to approach the world with curiosity and creativity, to express their views and feelings, and to develop a real enjoyment of learning. While we want our students to achieve the highest academic standards, more importantly we want to create an environment where children’s strengths are allowed to flourish.
We follow the English National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6). There is a strong emphasis on English and mathematics, however, the curriculum is a broad one. We plan cross-curricular topics in each year group with an emphasis on enquiry-based learning. Class teachers are responsible for most of the teaching of English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Art and Design and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). Subject specialists teach Spanish, Computing, Music and Physical Education (PE). A choice of French or German is offered to children in Year 6.
We organise class trips and visits to local museums and places of interest as we believe this enriches the curriculum and students are helped to discover the fun of learning. More opportunities for learning about the world are provided by activities such as raising money for charity, being part of a performance or listening to a visiting speaker.