We have approximately 100 pupils in the School taught in eight classes, with each year group forming its own class. The School is split into three sections: Lower School (Kindergarten and Reception); Middle School (Years 1-3) and Upper School (Years 4-6)
Lower School and Middle School are taught largely by their own class teacher, as this provides security and continuity although they receive specialist teaching for: Art French, Music, Swimming and Values and Beliefs. As the pupils become older, we take full advantage of our subject specialists and all subjects are taught by them.
A typical day for a Year One pupil
|I am dropped at school and go to the classroom to start my ‘Morning Work’, an activity I can complete by myself.
|My teacher takes the register and talks about the day.
|We have Read, Write, Inc and practise our phonics, reading and writing. We work in small groups. My group has 8 children in it.
|It is playtime. I can play in the playground and there is time to eat my snack (fresh/dried fruit or vegetables) and have a drink.
|We have Maths next! We use ‘Maths No Problem!’ and I love it!
|The next lesson is Verbal Reasoning. We look at lots of word problems and puzzles.
|Time for lunch. We always have a hot meal and it is really yummy! My favourite is our roast dinner. Every day we can choose from the main meal, or have a jacket potato, or even soup and salad. There is always a pudding too!
|It is playtime. I can run around with my friends, play on the equipment, or sit quietly in the Quiet Area. I always have lots of friends to play with.
|We have French with Mme Levine. She comes to our classroom and we play lots of games in French.
|Now it’s time for Science. We have been learning about electricity. We have been using circuits and batteries to make buzzers go buzz!
|Our last lesson today is Music with Mr Legg. He brings the Djembo drums and we all have a go at drumming patterns together!
|The school day ends. If Mummy is late from work, I stay until 5.30pm in Tea and Prep – we can do our homework, have tea and play with any of the toys we like! Or I can do an Extra Mural. There are so many to choose from. This term I am learning Spanish.
A typical timetable for a pupil in Year Five
|English with Mme Levine
|Maths with Mrs Howe
|Latin with Mrs Gordan
|Lunch and break
|Home time with the option to stay for Extra Murals or Tea and Prep