SENIORS (YEARS 3, 4, 5 & 6)
The Year 3 - 6 classes of the school are known as Seniors, which is also Key Stage 2.
The school day starts at 8.30 a.m. and finishes at 5.30 p.m. The longer day allows us the chance to run sports and activities sessions every day and for the children to do their homework at school.
During this stage the children will be increasingly encouraged to develop a sense of independence. This will include looking after their personal equipment, showing greater responsibility for their sports equipment and ensuring that they have what they need to take home in their Book Bags at the end of the day. We ask parents to encourage this at home allowing the children to think through their decision-making and in making them responsible for their kit and equipment rather than getting everything ready for them.
Our programme is designed to offer plenty of time for work on the basics of literacy and numeracy as a foundation of all of their future school work; nearly half of the timetable is taken up in this cause. However, we also seek to offer variety and exposure to a full range of other subjects giving the children time to explore their talents. Our over-riding aim is to produce children who have a sense of self-confidence. With this in mind, our programme is designed to give children the chance to perform, design, make, sing, play, create, run, compete and imagine. In short, we want them to hold on to the delight and unfettered enthusiasm of childhood through their lessons.