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Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6)

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Year 3

Mrs. Duddridge and Mrs. Di Rosa are the Year 3 class teachers. Year 3 is an important year for children’s learning. It is the beginning of Key Stage 2, where the children work towards becoming independent learners in a stimulating and friendly environment. In addition to the core subjects of English, Maths and Science the children also study other areas of the curriculum. For example, in History they investigate the lives of ancient Romans and follow the battles of the fearsome Vikings. These areas are brought to life through drama activities which include the much anticipated Year 3 production! The learning continues outside of the classroom with termly visits to local areas of interest and of relevance to the curriculum, such as the geography field trip to Fara Gera d’Adda to study contrasting urban environments.

The links listed here will provide you with information in pdf format on the full Y3 curriculum, the schedule of work for the current term and the timetables for each class.
General Information for Year 3 Parents
Year 3 Curriculum
Year 3 Summer Work Schedule
Timetable Year 3D
Timetable Year 3R

Year 4

Mrs. Mace, Mr. Rich and Miss Antingham-Holdsworth are the Year 4 teachers. Their aim throughout is to provide stimulating classroom activities which encourage a questioning environment and motivated children. The wide variety of experiences provided takes into account the different learning styles and offers opportunities for the children to develop a higher level of independence and personal responsibility. Self-esteem for each individual is important. Our History based Roman & Celt Day, Science visit to the Natural History Museum or our Geography Fieldwork in Crespi D'Adda are specifically organized to create opportunities for the children to build on and master many skills.

The links listed here will provide you with information in pdf format on the full Y4 curriculum, the schedule of work for the current term and the timetables for each class.

General Information for Year 4 Parents
Year 4 Curriculum
Year 4 Summer Work Schedule
Timetable Year 4A
Timetable Year 4M
Timetable Year 4R

Year 5

The Year 5 class teachers are Mrs. Mellor and Miss Tromans. In Year 5, we place a strong emphasis on independence, building upon the organisational skills learnt in previous years. We particularly aim to develop, in meaningful contexts, the oral presentation skills of the children we teach. We encourage all children to respond by answering questions, by providing explanations of processes or by giving short demonstrations. The ability to express both ideas and knowledge precisely and concisely is an important area of development for us.
We focus on building confidence in every child we teach, so that they are ready to manage their responsibilities successfully and take an active role in the school community.
We enjoy opportunities to visit places that are closely linked to areas of the Year 5 curriculum. For example, our study of water and its uses involves an informative visit to a local, modern water treatment plant. Other visits include the Planetarium, and Geography field trip to a local town.

The links listed here will provide you with information in pdf format on the full Y5 curriculum, the schedule of work for the current term and the timetables for each class.

General Information for Year 5 Parents
Year 5 Curriculum
Year 5 Summer Work Schedule
Timetable Year 5M
Timetable Year 5T
Suggested Holiday Reading Year 5


Year 6

The Year 6 teachers, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Lyons and Miss Roberts take the children, amongst other places, down rivers, over mountains, on fairground rides, back to Ancient Greece and to Kenya and beyond. As the oldest year group in Lower School, children in Year 6 have, of course, the important role of setting an example to younger children in the school. They are encouraged to take increasing responsibility for their own learning and to show high levels of independence in preparation for Upper School. During the year students have the chance to get involved in a number of sporting, social and extra-curricular activities. Highlights of the year include trips to The River Adda, the African Village in Bergamo and Bonfire Night; The Carol Concert at Carmine and other musical events; Book Week and the Summer Fete. Twice a year children attend an unforgettable assembly in which the teachers don jazzy outfits and strut their stuff led by the inimitable Miss Dean in all her holiday glory.

The links listed here will provide you with information in pdf format on the full Y6 curriculum, the schedule of work for the current term and the timetables for each class.

General Information for Year 6 Parents
Year 6 Curriculum
Year 6 Summer Work Schedule
Timetable Year 6E
Timetable Year 6L
Timetable Year 6R


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