Junior Department Curriculum

 

Reception

The boys are divided into two classes each with Form Teacher and Teaching Assistant. The boys follow the EYFS curriculum and cursive writing is introduced. They also engage in a diverse range of creative, physical and musical activities and begin swimming lessons in the summer term.

 

Year 1

There are two mixed ability classes each with a Form Teacher and Teaching Assistant. The boys begin to extend their skills and start to work more independently. They develop their skills in Numeracy and Literacy. They have swimming and Games sessions all year. In Year 1, homework is limited to reading practice and spellings.

 

Year 2

There are two mixed ability classes each with a Form Teacher and a Teaching Assistant. They develop their investigative skills in Science and begin to do their own research in ICT. They continue to have weekly swimming and Games sessions. There are two half-hour homeworks, one written and one for Maths plus weekly spellings and reading.

 

Year 3

There are three mixed ability classes each with a Form Teacher and Teaching Assistant. The boys continue to have subject specialists for French, Computing, PE and Music, and have some lessons in the Senior Department. They work more independently and are expected to sustain concentration for extended periods. Boys also begin to write with a pen.  There are two written and one Maths homework a week in addition to the reading and learning of spellings and tables.
They continue to have a Games and swimming session once per week.