Years 3 to 6
Children move away from topic led learning and follow a more traditional timetable at this stage. Literacy, numeracy, science, history, geography, French, religious education, physical, social, health, citizenship and economic education, physical education, computing, music, art and design and technology are taught as separate lessons. As the children get older more specialist teachers are used to give the children the in-depth knowledge they seek and require. During these years the children grow in confidence, learn to work independently and develop greater responsibility. Weekly homework is set to give children the opportunity to work independently and develop their learning skills.
As children enter Year 5, in order for them to feel confident and comfortable with the secondary school entrance process, we begin weekly preparation. In Year 5, the children start to learn the techniques required for verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning and continue to develop these skills going into Year 6.
As children move into Year 6, alongside their regular timetable, they take part in a range of activities to further prepare them for the examination and interview process. Cycling proficiency and a talk from Transport for London help to prepare children for their journeys to secondary school. Children study Shakespeare and begin to learn Latin, as well as taking part in a range of trips and competitions.