In Year 1 (PP3) and Year 2 (PP4), the children continue to build on their skills and develop independence in reading, speaking and listening. They enjoy practical and written work in maths, learning the four operations of number, along with problem solving and measure, shape and space. Our aim is to challenge and inspire pupils and to develop their love of learning by broadening their horizons whilst introducing a more structured curriculum.
Their studies include lessons in science, design and technology and information communication technology. Specialist teaching staff from the Prep School (Main School) teach French, Music, Art and Games in preparation for the transition to Year 3. Through exciting cross-curricular topic work, the children develop an understanding of History, Geography, Art/Design Technology and are able to explore scientific concepts through investigation, discussion and prediction in their science work.
As pupils progress through the Pre Prep a close liaison is maintained with the Prep School to ensure a smooth transition to the next stage. With a sound academic grounding and burgeoning confidence and enthusiasm, pupils are ready for new challenges.
Kate O’ Neill