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Now in the main part of the school and growing and learning all the time, Year 1's horizons expand. Their base is now the Pre-Prep building but the site is familiar, as are the specialist teachers. There are exciting new challenges in store!
Increasingly formal, but flexible enough to follow the interests of the children, teaching is hugely creative. Topics excite and stimulate imaginations. The children’s knowledge of the wider world and their place in it increases and they thrive. They have fun with drama and role-play and lots of ‘hands-on’ experiences to bring learning to life.
Henna hand painting, sampling traditional food, a dance workshop and visit from the Hindu centre and a display of wonderfully bejewelled elephants brought India to life.
A Brazilian carnival procession, rainforest-inspired dance, tie dyeing, music making, a minibeast workshop - all in addition to a more formal study of subjects made a recent term fun.
The children perform in class assemblies and plays, contribute enthusiastically to discussion and grow in confidence daily.
Lessons engage and inspire - their French speaking develops, music making becomes more tuneful, hockey, rugby, swimming and athletics skills grow alongside the academic - they achieve so much!