Years 1-2

Girls are by now very settled in school and enjoying every new experience and challenge.

Key Stage 1 of the National Curriculum begins formally in Year 1 and throughout Year 1 and 2 there is a strong emphasis on secure foundations, especially in literacy and numeracy.   However, the curriculum is a broad one with class teachers being responsible for teaching English, Maths, History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, PHSCE and RE.  Subject specialists teach Computing, Music, Science, Mandarin and Physical Education.

Girls learn Mandarin from Year 1 onwards. From Year 2 they are able to learn French in extra‑curricular clubs.  

Even for this young age we organise class trips and visits to local museums and places of interest.   Whether it’s a visit to the National Gallery to look at portraits, the chance to dress up and learn what their lives would have been like as children living in 1666 or discovering that the walls of Windsor castle are as wide as 10 of them, the curriculum is enriched and girls are helped to discover the fun of learning.

More opportunities for learning about the world are provided by activities such as raising money for charity, being part of a performance or listening to a visitor speak in assembly.