Children in Year 1 and Year 2 are encouraged to develop a sense of independence and confidence. They benefit from a broad, balanced curriculum as well as a comprehensive range of extra curricular activities.
By the end of Year 2, all children will have had the opportunity to perform on stage, learn the violin and the recorder, study French and develop their ICT skills. Music, French, PE and Games are all taught by specialist teachers. Full time Teaching Assistants are shared by 2 classes. Throughout Year 1 and Year 2, progress through the curriculum is carefully monitored and tailored to meet the needs of the individual child. Class work is differentiated to meet those needs.
Pupils' work is constantly monitored by staff using formal and informal assessments and reporting criteria. On the basis of their overall performance, pupils will be offered places in Key Stage 2.
Children have many opportunities to visit places of interest outside school including trips to the theatre. They also enjoy visits from authors, maths workshops and science shows.