Years 3 and 4
Young children thrive when they feel secure and valued. Children in Years 3 and 4 are taught the majority of their lessons by their class teacher. This approach allows children to flourish and grow in confidence. Subject specialists from the Senior School teach some lessons, notably PE, music, games and modern languages. All lessons in Years 3 and 4 are taught in the junior school. PE lessons are held in the spacious hall with both science and art taught in the school’s dedicated science / art room.
Movement around the senior school campus will be limited for children in Years 3 and 4. Teachers, such as language specialists from the Senior School, visit the children in their classroom.
Years 5 and 6
As children move into Years 5 and 6, they begin to benefit from using the wider school campus. Specialists from the senior school take an increasing number of lessons, notably in science and some maths groups. Our current children in Big Six enjoy lessons using senior school facilities including the art facility, science laboratories and sports centre.
Setting is used in Years 5 and 6 to reduce class sizes and to provide the appropriate support and challenge for all children. Class teachers take their classes for the majority of lessons, providing the care and understanding to allow each child to reach their potential.
Unlike most schools facing SATs and entrance tests, children in Year 6 do not have to spend the year cramming for an exam. Whilst retaining academic rigour, the year can be spent exploring the breadth of the primary curriculum rather than following a narrow curriculum.