Cross-Curricular

Cross-curricular links are forged, relating one area to another, with aspects of literacy and numeracy timetabled each day, and high priority is given to developing reading skills. In Year 1 and 2 children’s reading is regularly heard and reading books are sent home to allow parents to share reading time with their children.

Sport

Sport is an important part of school life in Pre-Prep. Year 1 pupils have weekly games in the afternoon and Year 2 have two games sessions per week. Both years also have timetabled PE sessions, which are held in the Sports Hall. 

Drama

Throughout the year, children work together on different performances, such as a Christmas performance and the Key Stage 1 musical play.

Computer Science

Computer Science is a key part of the curriculum and, as well as having lessons in the Prep School Computer Science suite, pupils also use PCs and iPads in the classrooms. 

Curriculum

At this stage, children are introduced to French and French culture. They learn in a fun and exciting way, using stories, films, puppets, role play, flashcards, songs, games, and IWB activities.

Both Year 1 and Year 2 pupils receive a list of spelling words to focus on each week and daily reading books. Year 2 pupils may also receive a piece of either literacy or numeracy homework, which at times will be accessed through an online resource.

Golden Rules

The Golden Rules continue to form an important part of pupils’ lives, with responsibility being fostered by allowing pupils the chance to care for themselves, each other, and the school environment; they also have the opportunity to be a Class Helper and a Playground Helper.

Life Skills

Through our weekly Life Skills sessions, which follow the ‘Jigsaw’ scheme, children are encouraged to discuss rules and ideas about why we need to think of others, adopting a caring and thoughtful approach to life and its challenges.

After-School Clubs

One afternoon a week between 3 pm and 3.30 pm the children experience a range of activities in the form of clubs. These can include a recorder group, board games, gardening, thinking skills, and a range of outdoor activities.  Children also have a timetabled gardening lesson each week. 

The Transition from Year 2 to Year 3

The move from Year 2 in the Pre-Prep to Year 3 in the Prep School is exciting for the pupils and eagerly anticipated. During the Summer Term, Year 2 pupils spend time with Year 3 and share some Lower School assemblies. This helps ensure the smooth transition from Pre-Prep to Prep.  Each pupil will have an older pupil to look after them when they start in Lower School.