Head of Lower School Welcome

In Year 1 and 2 the children are taught following the main principles of the National Curriculum extending beyond the Key Stage 1 Curriculum Framework.

The children have many opportunities to showcase their learning during their time in the Lower School. Over the year, each class performs an assembly where parents are invited to watch and the Christmas Presentations are always an exciting event which encourages children to show their acting, singing and dancing skills. To conclude the Spring term in the Lower School, a Spring Festival is presented to families and friends.

When the children enter Year 1, they are given the opportunity to learn a musical instrument outside of the music curriculum. At the end of Year 2, a talent show is held for these children to show their musical ability to their peers.

There are many extra-curricular clubs that are available for the Lower School children both during lunchtimes and after school. These, along with the day-to-day learning, provide our children with the confidence and sense of achievement that every child deserves. Merit certificates are presented during Lower School assembly, to show children’s achievements. We recognise the importance of celebrating success.

We believe at SPS that it is vital that the children are adequately prepared for the move at the end of Year 2 into the Upper School. During the Summer Term, the children are given opportunities to visit the Year 3 classrooms and experience some playtimes with the Upper School. This helps the Year 2 children become more familiar with the Upper School areas and routines thus making the transition into the Upper School less daunting.

Mrs Hannah Miles
Deputy Head