Key Stage 1 and 2
Pupils from Year 1 are taught English, maths, science, RE, history, geography, PHSCE, art, design technology, ICT, Music, PE and Modern Foreign Languages.
French is taught from Reception class upwards and all pupils from Year 3 to Year 6 also have weekly lessons in Latin. Languages are taught by a specialist teacher.
PE is taught by specialist staff. The PE curriculum is varied, covering a wide range of sports and games skills, including gymnastics and dance. Older pupils have the opportunity to represent the school as part of a sports team in competition with other local schools.
All children from Year 1 upwards have swimming lessons for one term each year. These lessons take place at Beckenham Spa.
In the older classes, more of the lessons are taught by specialists, including art, music, design technology, performing arts. This means that the children have the benefit of getting to know many of the Senior School teachers, and they also have the opportunity to make use of the specialist teaching areas, for example the design technology workshops, which makes the transition into Year 7 a very smooth one indeed.
All children take part in drama activities. In the younger lessons, this is as part of other class-based lessons, while is taught as a separate subject in upper Key Stage 2, by specialist teachers.
Each September we hold a Junior Information Evening inviting all our junior parents to come and meet our teaching staff. The evening begins with a talk from the Director of Junior School who introduces each class teacher to the parents. Parents are then invited to visit their child’s classroom to see the environment and learn about the curriculum. It is an excellent opportunity to look your child’s classwork and speak to their teacher.