Key Stage 1 and 2:
At St Christopher's School, we understand the importance of transitioning from Reception to Key Stage 1 and 2.
It is important that every pupil continues to receive individual attention. This not only helps them to discover and develop their personal strengths, but also to uncover any areas of weakness. Once those strengths and weaknesses are recognised then an appropriate curriculum plan can be tailored.
The curriculum in the Preparatory School includes English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, History, Geography, RE, MFL (French), Music, Art and Sport. Continuous assessment, both formal and informal, takes place throughout the age range including the introduction to the concept of formal examinations.
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The Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme, from Reception to Year 6, not only reinforces these good attitudes and behaviours but also broadens children’s outlook on world events and history. We introduce them to the democratic process through visits to the UK Parliament and through holding our very own election days, with older pupils developing their own parties and manifestos, choosing candidates and delivering campaigns.
At St. Christopher’s, we aim to bring the magic of music to the widest possible audience through a range of media. The majority of our many extracurricular groups and trips are selected according to ability rather than age.
It is our primary aim to ensure that Music in our school is enjoyable yet structured and creative. In order to be a successful musician, one must foster a passion and we believe that this is best nurtured at a young age. All pupils are given the opportunity to try learning an instrument.
Our Music teacher showcases her range of specialisms including composition, performance, musicology and musical theatre. Each class participates in music lessons, three times a week where singing, listening, musical composition, percussion, rhythm and pitch are taught as part of the curriculum.
ICT at St. Christopher’s is both studied as a subject in its own right and is also a valuable tool to support teaching and learning across the whole curriculum.
Lessons begin from Reception where the children learn iPad control, mouse control and keyboard skills. The children are also introduced to various apps to consolidate their language, thinking and physical development.
At St Christopher’s School we aim to provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all of our pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We want to provide opportunities for our pupils to become physically literate and confident in a way which supports thier health and fitness as they move towards making their own health choices ass young adults. in addition we aim to provide opportunities for children to compete in sport and other activities in order to build character and help to embed values such as team work, fairness, resilience and respect.