Academic

During the Pre-Prep years, mornings are spent learning the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic with time included for outdoor play, weather permitting. After lunch play, the boys become involved in a variety of activities covering a wide range of curriculum areas.  In total the boys study English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, Design Technology (DT), Music, PE, History, Geography, Art, Music, PE, ICT and RE.

The focus of our curriculum is to ensure that our boys develop the essential literacy and numeracy skills from an early age, alongside a variety of subjects that will extend their knowledge and understanding as well as their creativity.

From Reception upwards our boys will:-
  • develop their basic skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening;
  • gain understanding in a broad range of subjects;
  • learn to play together and develop effective learning strategies;
  • be provided with opportunities to develop leadership skills.
The Pre-Prep puts a strong emphasis on the use of ICT in all subjects, as well as as being taught as a separate subject. We are fully committed to integrating the use of computers and ICT to enhance and maximise the learning for the boys.
 
Whilst broadly following the National Curriculum the Pre-Prep is not constrained by it. The curriculum is structured to encompass the intellectual, emotional, physical, social and moral development of the boys. Whatever the subject the aim is to make each lesson a rewarding and inspiring experience for the boys.
 
Reading
Reading in the Pre-Prep is regarded not just as an essential route to knowledge, but as a delightful pastime which enriches the boys lives.
 
The acquisition of reading skills is supported by a variety of teaching methods. Whilst learning to read we aim to hear each child read daily.
 
Homework

Homework is gradually introduced to the boys, starting in the Reception class, and is intended to extend learning that takes place in the classroom, as well as fostering vital independent learning skills. Boys will take home reading books each day to share with parents and to read independently.

Please click here to visit the Academic section within the General Information section of the website where you will find more details on the Academic life of the school as a whole

To find the Curriculum Leaflet for a particular year group during this current term please click the tab on the left.

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