Pre-Preparatory Department

Reception, Pre-Prep One, Pre-Prep Two

The curriculum in the Pre-Prep Department is designed to give pupils a good general education both academic and practical in the core curriculum over 3 years, with special emphasis being put on English, Mathematics and Science. Children are given opportunity to experience subjects such as History, Geography, Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education, French, Religious Education, Art and Information and Communication Technology. The Pre-Preparatory Department contains 3 classes - Reception, Pre-Prep One and Pre-Prep Two.

Learning to socialise is an essential part of education and we try to promote awareness of self and sensitivity to others, which are necessary qualities for good personal relationships. Through prayers, stories, songs and other curriculum areas the children develop morally, socially and emotionally within a caring Christian environment where the emphasis is very much on caring for each other. All children take part in daily prayer and the school celebrates Mass regularly throughout each term. 

Learning to socialise is an essential part of education and we try to promote awareness of self and sensitivity to others, which are necessary qualities for good personal relationships. The use of correct speech and good manners are always encouraged. We encourage pupils to treat others in the way they themselves would wish to be treated. Language and literacy are of major importance in every child's early education and are given high priority within the curriculum. Language and literacy skills are recognised as the main tools of learning and communication. The reading schemes used throughout the Department begin to be used in the Reception Class.

All children take part in daily worship and there is a weekly pattern of assemblies including regular 'whole school' assemblies. Friday is our Success Assembly where children's achievements are acknowledged. Throughout the year, each class takes it in turn to lead an assembly to which parents are invited.

Calendar

  • 30 March - 31 March

    Cyclist Training P5 / P6

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  • 28 March

    The May Day Assembly will be led by P3. 9.15am in school hall, all parents and carers are welcome to attend the event. All children will need to bring in a small bunch of flowers for the occasion.

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  • Headteacher - Mrs S. D. Hutchinson
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