In Year 3 and Year 4, the Group Tutor continues to play a central role in every pupil's daily routine.
The wide range of curriculum subjects offered in Year 1 and Year 2 continues to be expanded upon with specialist teaching in French, Music, ICT, Art and Design Technology, PE and Games. More formal assessments are introduced and pupils' work is monitored and reported to parents through half termly Grade Cards, twice yearly reports as well as Parent/Teacher Consultation Evenings.
Pupils are taught in mixed ability classes with setting for Mathematics being introduced in Year 3, enabling pupils to progress at a pace appropriate to their ability in this subject. Homework is more subject based with the continuing expectation that pupils read each night.
Pupils in Years 3 and 4 are provided with many opportunities to develop self confidence and enrich their personal experience and learning opportunities through a varied programme of Performing Arts.
Pupils are introduced to a variety of musical instruments, including tuned and un-tuned percussion, or they can join the choir and orchestra. In addition, instrumental tuition from a team of talented peripatetic music teachers can be arranged.
Year 4 pupils are entered for the Junior Grade 2 English Speaking Board Examination which encourages speaking and listening skills and engages pupils in valuable skills needed beyond the classroom.
Teamwork and individual excellence continue to be developed on the sports field throughout Year 3 and Year 4. Boys concentrate on Rugby, Hockey, Cricket and Tennis whilst girls play Netball, Hockey, Rounders and Tennis. Pupils develop their skills in Gymnastics, Swimming and Athletics. Pupils have the opportunity to compete in Inter-House competitions as well as taking part in some sporting fixtures against other local schools.
Assessments take place in the mornings or afternoons and include a look round the school, lunch or refreshments and an assessment of your child’s abilities in English, Mathematics and Reasoning skills. More information is available from our Admissions Department.