Junior (Years 3 and 4) : Towards Independence

In Year 3, children move to the main school campus and have full access to all the specialist facilities at the school. Through a supportive, caring learning environment, children embrace all the new and exciting opportunities available to them and begin to become more independent. 

At this stage, children benefit from being taught by year group teachers, who know them best, whilst also receiving specialist teaching in sport and the creative subjects. The curriculum is broad and wide ranging, using the best of the National Curriculum, but going further in terms of breadth of opportunity. For example, in Years 3 and 4, children receive STEM (bringing together science, technology, engineering and maths) lessons to help them understand the connections between subjects, as well as promoting their creativity and critical thinking skills. Children have sports matches for the first time and learn invaluable lessons about teamwork, resilience and being a positive role model to others. From Year 3, all children are given their own iPad which is used to enrich their learning experience and help them to develop the essential skills they will need in this technological age. Above all, the Junior years are about enjoyment, friendship and developing a love for learning.