In the Junior School we continue to build on the knowledge and skills learned in Year 1 and 2. The ‘themed’ learning approach continues within subjects such as English, Maths, Science, History, Geography and Art and Design. In Modern foreign Languages the children learn French and German from Years 3 to 6.
The children continue to experience a varied and stimulating curriculum. Within a supporting and nurturing environment we enable every pupil to reach their potential.
We also focus on independent thinking skills through verbal and non-verbal reasoning and our curriculum is further enriched by the expertise of specialist PE, music, ICT and Language teachers. We take the learning beyond school through educational visits.
Through motivational teaching and attention to every child’s needs our pupils experience an inspiring learning journey.
In Years 5 and 6 pupils achieve a deeper understanding of all National Curriculum subjects. The varied and rich curriculum is demanding, coupled with high expectations that allows pupils to achieve academic success reflecting their own abilities. For comparison purposes, our assessment system uses ‘scaled scores’ to allow internal assessment to be compared to national standards at the end of Key Stage 2.
Children are encouraged to develop good organisational skills for transition to senior school and they also develop many leadership qualities through being given roles that carry responsibilities around the school such as Head Boy, Head Girl, House Captains, Sports Captain and Prefects.
In Upper Key Stage 2 we work very much in partnership with parents to help prepare pupils for common entrance exams taken at the age of 11 for entrance into local independent and Grammar Schools. Our strong academic success means that in recent years pupils have attained places at local schools such as: Whitgift, Caterham, Trinity, Woldingham, Tonbridge Grammar School, Lingfield College, Box Hill, Wallington County Grammar School and Wallington High School for Girls.