Learning and Teaching Years 3-6

In Years 3-6 the curriculum is broad but balanced. Maths and English are naturally the key subjects and great emphasis is placed upon developing strong foundations in the key concepts and skills so that children are then able to independently use and apply their knowledge. Through our text based approach for teaching English, which promotes reading, the children become confident readers and writers and embrace opportunities to be challenged creatively. Following its introduction in Years 1 and 2, Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning are taught in preparation for entrance exams to grammar and other selective schools which are taken in Year 6.
The children also benefit from specialist teaching in Music, Computing, French and Spanish, Food Technology and Sport. This increases in Years 5 and 6 with the Head Teacher delivering Humanities lessons and Art and Science being delivered by specialists.
A comprehensive range of clubs brings further opportunities to explore interests and hone skills – from chess to cricket, website build to gardening.

Mr Ben Weighill

Deputy Head Teacher