At Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7) the school seeks to provide a rich and stimulating environment designed both to fulfil and extend the academic requirements of the new National Curriculum and to promote an environment where the children are encouraged to develop an awareness of their individual strengths and how to make use of them.
Subjects are taught by the class teacher and subject specialist practitioners for PE, swimming, computing, modern foreign languages and music. In Year 1 and Year 2 there is a fully qualified teaching assistant, who supports the class teacher.
Teachers, pupils and parents work as a team. Children are developing very quickly during these years. We strive to make the most of this time and we would encourage you as parents to support reading, speech, fun mathematical games, and developing general confidence in the home environment. We expect our pupils to read each night and complete regular homework to support their learning in school.
At the end of Year 2 all children move automatically from the Infant Department to the Junior Department.