WHAT IS PRE-PREP?
The journey through Pre-Prep starts in Reception, then moves on to Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3. Pre-Prep is for pupils between the ages of 4 and 7 years old.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) covers the period of learning for children in Nursery and Reception and recognises that every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that will enable them to fulfil their potential.
Our curriculum is presented in a rich, stable, caring and effective environment that enables each child to realise their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical potential. We acknowledge that each child is unique and therefore children are taught in a way that builds on their own curiosity and interests through exploratory play. Children in our EYFS setting learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside; there is also an emphasis on fun!
Our small Reception class sizes and big outdoor spaces are conducive to a rich and stimulating learning environment. We value all of our children as individuals and nurture their skillset through a broad spectrum of subjects.
YEAR 1 & 2
Years 1 & 2 are taught in two forms by the class teachers, each supported by a teaching assistant. The Year 1 classrooms open on to their own playground which is set up each morning to provide opportunities for the children to learn and explore. Whilst we follow the National Curriculum we generally teach beyond its parameters providing a rich learning experience supported a by a variety of trips such as visits to the beach, woods, Volks railway, mosque, park and Sealife Centre.
We strive to ensure that children enjoy learning both inside and outside the classroom, through a broad and balanced curriculum. Understanding is just as important as knowledge so developing an understanding of perseverance and of the need for effort encourages children to become determined and resilient learners. We offer a stimulating and challenging environment where individual needs are met and each child can take risks in their learning to develop their stamina.
Year 3 children have their first taste of taking part in competitive sport against other Prep Schools or joining in with Wednesday activities such as forest school, basketball, board games, drama and quizzes.