Taking their first steps into Prep education, Year 3 supports the children’s growing maturity, which is reflected in their more grown-up uniform and their appointment to one of the four Prep School houses. Homework, lasting up to 30 minutes, is set three times a week, encouraging the children to become more independent with their learning. More children stay at school after the normal day to complete their prep.
Predominantly taught by their class teacher, the children undertake more lessons with specialist subject teachers, for example in Languages and Computing, as well as Art and Music, in specialist classrooms. The breadth and challenge of the curriculum makes for a purposeful programme that is well supported by co-curricular activities.
The children have opportunities to represent Prep School in sporting fixtures against other schools, to perform publicly in drama and music and to prepare for residential trips in future years in the Year 3 Big Sleepover at school.
It was a bittersweet celebration as we observed a moving Valedictory Service for Barney’s Upper Sixth last ...
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