Form III is a gentle introduction into the Prep school and the children are streamed for the first time into four sets for Maths and English. All sets cover the same learning objective and staff meet weekly to plan the lessons. Streaming allows the pace and content of each lesson to best match their ability. There is always the opportunity for movement as children develop at different rates. Science, French, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Technology, Art, Music, Drama, ICT and Games are taught by either the Form Teachers or Specialist Staff.
Our aim in Form III to develop a sense of independence with the support and guidance of their Form teacher. Pupils are encouraged to think for themselves and to show greater responsibility through following their timetable over the course of the day and in looking after their personal equipment. They are also expected to show responsibility towards others through their actions and act as role models for the Pre-Prep children.
The highlight of the year is the Form III and IV trip to PGL Liddington Outdoor Activity Centre in Wiltshire, for three days. This trip promotes self-confidence, independence and a “can do” approach that is transferred over into the classroom.
The children in Form III will be expected to read four times a week and they will receive weekly spellings and tables to learn for tests, along with English and Maths worksheets. All of which reinforce the work that has been undertaken in the classroom during that week. Children may also be encouraged to discuss a topic chosen by school, for 10 minutes with their parents, to broaden their base knowledge of subjects as well as their ability to examine subject matter through the important skill of talking. To encourage children’s independent thought and to allow them to produce work in a way that suits their learning style, children in Form III are given two weeks to complete a Learning Log on a variety of themes.