Pre-Prep (Key Stage 1; Years 1 & 2)
Our curriculum provides an exciting, fun and ‘hands-on’ approach to learning in Years 1 and 2. Our curriculum challenges each child to use their imagination, to enquire, to hypothesise and to learn independently. We offer excellence in English and Mathematics, whilst providing an enhanced curriculum to ensure that every child receives the very best academic exposure and education.
Each morning begins with phonics, literacy and numeracy to focus on the essential building blocks of reading, spelling, writing and mathematical skills. Children are encouraged to apply these areas through a wider and carefully constructed curriculum in Science, Humanities, RE, Computing, Drama, PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, Education) and Critical Thinking. Specialist teaching is delivered in Spanish, Art, Music, PE and Swimming. Regular trips, workshops and activity days are used throughout Pre-Prep to broaden each child’s experience.
Learning ‘outside the classroom’ is important at SPSP and we explore our extensive grounds in our weekly Forest School sessions, focusing on skills such as team-work and resilience, whilst learning about the world around us and our environment through exploration and play.
All classes perform in parents’ assemblies and a drama production throughout the year with the aim of developing and nurturing their self-confidence.