6-11 year olds

Life in the Junior School

The Junior School offers a secure environment where children learn to work in an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect. We aim to make our curriculum exciting, relevant and challenging for the pupils. School is a busy place, but we aim to know each child individually and create a happy atmosphere where children feel part of the School community and do well both academically and socially.

The Junior School is made up of Years 2 to 6 for children aged 6-11. There are four classes across each year and a maximum class size of 24. In Year 2 there is a Teacher and Teaching Assistant in each class, and then from Year 3 onwards, each class has a Teacher and Teaching Assistants that support across the Year Group.

Sports

Personal, Health and Social Education (PHSE) is taught through assembly themes and through Jigsaw lessons in class. Jigsaw is a comprehensive, whole- school approach to promoting the social and emotional skills that underpin effective learning, positive behaviour, and the emotional health and well-being of all who learn and work in schools.

All Junior children have two Physical Education (PE) lessons per week, one which is led by a specialist. There is also a half year swimming programme for Year 3 upwards.

Creative Arts

Children access curriculum music lessons led by our music teachers, and in addition, the children have a specific Art Skills lesson each week taught by a specialist teacher.

Each year group takes part in an annual production, and there is a rich variety of music in the school, with 12 private music teachers offering one to one tuition, three choirs and a range of performance opportunities.

Extra Curricular Activities

We offer a wide variety of academic, social, cultural and competitive extra curricular activities for children.

• Art & Crafts
• Ballet
• Basketball
• Beginners Dutch
• Biz for Kidz
• Board Games
• Bootcamp
• Card Games
• Chess
• Djembe Drumming
• FitNut Starts
• Football
• Fun Learning English
• Gadget Club

 

 

• Hama Beads
• Irish Dance
• Karate
• LEGO
• Mix Sports
• Mixed Dance
• Musical Theatre
• Netball
• Origami
• Painting
• Sculpture Club
• Social Club
• Streetdance
• Young Engineers

There are also opportunities to be part of the School Council and Eco Squad, and in Year 6 to become School Prefects. These roles develop the children’s sense of responsibility and citizenship skills.

All children also attend an annual residential trip at the end of the year.