Pre-Prep 1 and 2 follow the National Curriculum Key Stage One. Though play is still an important part of a child’s development, the school day begins to follow a structured timetable with Maths, English, Science and Art becoming separate subjects. Music, French and Games are taught by the Prep School staff allowing the children two years to become familiar with these teachers before moving on to the Prep Department.
Children of this age are very energetic and responsive and so we aim to achieve a good balance between active participation and written work. Sounds, Maths and Science in particular are taught using resources which require the children’s physical involvement. These activities are then extended with written work.
Assessment occurs throughout the year, with records being kept in the Pupil Profiles. Full reports for parents are written twice a year, at the end of the Autumn and Summer Terms. Parents evenings are held each term to discuss your child’s progress, although parents are welcome to arrange a separate meeting at any point during the term to discuss any concerns in more detail.