Junior School (Years 3&4)
Year 3 & 4 brings an additional lesson each day and a broader curriculum. With two classes per year group, the boys are predominantly taught by their class teachers in our new award winning Jubilee Building, as well as making best use of our excellent specialist teaching and learning facilities. Classrooms are spacious and well-resourced; there is also ample indoor and outdoor break out space adjacent to the classrooms for extending the learning experience.
The curriculum encompasses English, Mathematics (adopting a Singapore Maths style approach to teaching and learning), Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies and PSHE with the addition of specialist teaching for Art, Computing, Design Technology, Drama, Modern Foreign Languages (French and Spanish), Music, PE & Games, and Swimming. The breadth and challenge of the curriculum makes for a purposeful programme that is well supported by co-curricular activities. The boys are set into two groups for English and Maths from mid-way through Year 4 onwards.
The boys increasingly use technology to enhance their learning experience. In Year 4 the boys are given an iPad to use, which will be their own personal learning companion as they move up the school. In this way, they can use specific learning apps and software to enrich their understanding and communication skills. The boys learn to share and collaborate through paired and group work, building positive relationships and developing self-confidence.
Additionally, all the boys have opportunities to join in the extra-curricular activities offered, to play in sporting fixtures against other schools and perform publicly in drama and music.