Lower School Curriculum - Years 5 and 6
The curriculum in Years 5 and 6 is designed to ignite, enthuse and empower our pupils to bring the very best out in themselves.
Most areas of the curriculum are taught by class teachers which, coupled with our small class sizes, ensures the teaching staff are aware of the level at which each child is working. Class teachers appreciate the need to deliver information in a variety of different ways to suit children’s varying learning styles and abilities and adapt their teaching to suit. Children receive specialist teaching in Computing & IT, Drama, French, Music, PE and Swimming. The school has dedicated teaching facilities for Art/DT, Computing & IT, Music, PE and Science. Teaching follows the guiding principles of the Key Stage 2 framework, although curriculum lessons may be supported or enriched and extended to meet the needs of the pupils.
In Years 5 and 6, children are invited to participate in an enrichment programme which complements this greater depth of learning and is designed to appeal to those demonstrating a natural talent or special interest in a particular discipline.
Throughout the academic year, a number of educational trips and visiting speakers enrich the curriculum and extend learning. Outdoor Learning is a regular, popular feature of Lower School life, as are residential trips to the Isle of Wight and Dorset.