Robust liaison takes place with the Year One staff to ensure a seamless move for the children to the slightly more formal KS1 curriculum The Reception children have a play area immediately outside their class block, and additionally have use of other areas such as the Adventure Playground, Trim Trail and Outdoor classroom, Dance Studio and Halls.
In Years 1 and 2, the children use the computer suites in the Prep School and all classes in the Prep School receive regular formal lessons. The drawbacks The time it takes break down each learning objective and to group the children according to their ability. Judaism is also studied in Year 7 as this reinforces an understanding of the Bible and prepares candidates for the world religions section of the Common Entrance paper.
Physical and Human Geography are taught in subject specific lessons from year 3, covering topics ranging from: Warning We've had a tip-off from one of our schools that they had a scam caller claiming to be the National Safety Organisation requesting information regarding maintenance contracts and contact details.
I felt that it was a token addition, in that it was a hastily scrawled section on a Friday with no real purpose. The learning is truly child led, in that you take the learning to them rather than calling the children to an activity.
This helps children build their understanding of the abstract written language of mathematics including calculations, ways of representing data, measurement and space and shape though their choices of using a range of personal marks, symbols and representations.
They quickly gain confidence and competence, becoming proficient users of this powerful and rapidly expanding technology. As well as class music there is a large choir which regularly competes in festivals at Hastings and Sevenoaks with great success. Through these programs the pupils learn about the elements of music and develop their ability to compose, as well as having fun with music.
A project on Pompeii takes place in Year 6 prior to the school trip to the Bay of Naples where pupils explore the ancient sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, climb Vesuvius and tour the beautiful island of Capri.
At KS 3, it is time for all pupils to develop their abilities in all four skill areas by working on translation, reading comprehension, essay writing, listening comprehension and discussion work. However, the very nature of Early Years education means that there are constantly cross curricular links.
I approached them to see what they were doing and to try to extend their learning by getting them to annotate their drawings with words and captions. I usually had one indoor and one outdoor activity and when I had a 3rd adult, they would float.
In Year 3 and 4 the Old and New Testament Bible stories are covered; relating the lessons learned from these to everyday circumstances. When writing, letters are gradually used to build words that together communicate meanings about content.
We start with games, songs and software, progress to textbooks, and aspire to competence in all four skills: Each term there are concerts and music assemblies for pupils to be involved in as well as the play which is traditionally a musical.
Further information on specific subjects can be found in the Key Stage One introductory information pack for parents.
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