The children in KS1 are so engaged with our different themes and love developing and applying their skills across the curriculum. Look at how much progress they make across a year!
Upper Prep (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)
Upper Prep covers Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 of primary education. Upper Prep pupils progress from the Lower Prep curriculum to the second stage of a child’s primary education to engage in a more formalised academic style of teaching and learning and they begin to explore subjects in greater depth, following a balanced thematic curriculum which is now embedded across the school. Learning in this way enables children to remain engaged and motivated, make clear links between subjects and to apply a range of skills across all areas of the curriculum.
Throughout the school the children work towards building our learning profile skills: creativity, resilience, risk taking, team work, independence and reflection. We are passionate about helping our children develop and build on these vital skills.
In Lower Key Stage 2 (Year 3 and 4) the children are taught in mixed ability groups. Offering smaller sized classes allows us to set high expectations as well as fully supporting them to reach their potential through our carefully planned thematic curriculum and differentiated lessons.
In Upper Key Stage 2 ( Years 5 and 6) the children are set by ability for English and maths to enable more effective and efficient teaching by narrowing the range of pupil attainment in a class.
The children in Upper Prep focus on the following themes:
Autumn Term: Amazing Ancients
Spring Term: Magic, Mystery and Mayhem
Summer Term: The Great Outdoors
Autumn Term: Invasion of the Isles
Spring Term: Home and Away
Summer Term: Empire Building
Autumn Term: Law and Disorder
Spring Term: Victorious
Summer Term: Epic Journeys
Autumn Term: In the Wars
Spring Term: Innovation
Summer Term: Our Changing World
The transitions from Lower Prep to Upper Prep are carefully planned and we ensure that there is a well developed transition procedure in place.
The children in KS2 are so engaged with our different themes; they thoroughly enjoy knowledge acquisition and application of their skills across the curriculum.
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