Our Year 2 and 3 classes are located in adjacent classes in the main school building. They join together regularly for breaks, lunches, activities, sports, events and trips. These classes are happy, and vibrant with excellent class teachers to extend and challenge pupils. Pupils’ progress is tracked and regularly reviewed, to ensure they reach their full academic potential before moving on to our Upper School.
From Year 2, we introduce some subject specialist teachers. The majority of lessons are still taught by a class teacher, however, pupils are taught Science, French, Music, Art and Sports by specialist teachers.
Children receive a high-quality and well-rounded education in the following subjects:
- Science (specialist teacher)
- French (specialist teacher)
- Religious Education
- Music (specialist teacher)
- Art (specialist teacher)
- Sports (specialist teacher)
- Verbal/Non Verbal Reasoning (From Year 3)
- Computing (specialist teacher)
Children also take part in the following activities:
Sport with our enthusiastic sports teacher is held twice a week in the school playground. Skills and team games are taught, providing exercise, teamwork and building pupils’ confidence. On Thursday afternoons Years 2 & 3 go swimming at Gurnell Swimming Pool, they are taken by private coach by their teachers and have qualified swimming instructors.
With our specialist teacher, pupils start to learn about the elements of music and discuss them through listening to a variety of music. They learn how to hold and play notes on the tin whistle and to play familiar nursery rhymes and simple folk pieces. Pupils also learn about basic rhythms and demonstrate this knowledge when playing the tin whistle.
There are also visiting peripatetic teachers to individually teach piano, violin and guitar.
From Year 2 clubs are held after school from Monday to Thursday. The clubs draw on the interests and talents of our teachers with some additional visiting specialists. Clubs change each term and are run after school until 5.30pm.
Trips & Visits
All pupils enjoy a school trip every term. With a wealth of museums, theatres and locations to visit, our trips are carefully planned with accompanying workshops to support the curriculum.
We were moving our son from a very popular local school, which was a very difficult decision. All the staff diligently ensured a smooth and efficient transition for our son. We would not have wanted anything changed on reflection