Years 1 and 2

Year 1 is taught by Mrs Faye Hardinges and Year 2 by Mrs Rebecca Shardlow and Mrs Alex Sigley, who also holds the position of Head of Pre-Prep. We offer a mixed day of formal instruction within a warm, friendly atmosphere to encourage exploration and self-expression in our less-structured lessons. English and Mathematics are the main lessons of the morning, including a break for play. Following lunch, the afternoon programme is more relaxed and pupils experience a range of activities such as Art, Design Technology, Physcial Education, Games and Science.

Transition to Year 3:

All children are expected to transfer from Year 2 to Year 3 at aged 7. Before moving, our Year 2 children are prepared for this transition. A presentation is held during the Summer Term to give parents an idea of what changes to expect as they progress into the Prep School. The Year 2 children also experience two ‘move up’ mornings, when they will work and play in the Prep School with their Year 3 teachers. As part of the transition process, Year 2 children will be taught throughout the year by specialist Prep School staff in French, Sport, Music, Art, DT and Maths.

Year 1 Curriculum Map

Year 2 Curriculum Map