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Prep II

Prep II works closely with Prep I, having Games, PE and Choir together and often share topics and trips.  Maths and English continue to form the central core of learning and children move forward in reading through a variety of schemes and with ready access to the Library, where they are encouraged to select books suitable to their maturity and interests.

Many children choose to learn a musical instrument, which can be arranged through the school, and various ensembles are ready for them to join when they have mastered the basic techniques.  This supports the continuing musical education provided by our professional staff, where singing and music theory help with an understanding of the form.  Art and drama are again stressed in the curriculum and support cross-curricular studies, enabling the children to understand more about the topics they are studying.

Prep I and Prep II perform in the Lower Prep Nativity play, where, as the senior pupils, Prep II children are usually cast in the leading roles and have a chance to enjoy acting in front of their friends and family.

Many children choose to join activities and clubs in Prep II, which vary from activities such as art and craft club, organised by school staff, to tennis coaching, provided by a well-respected professional tennis coach.

Homework continues and is expected to take a little more of the children'€™s time.  Alongside daily reading tasks and weekly spelling lists, the children start to learn their tables, being tested each term and receiving badges to demonstrate their progress.  Maths, English and topic tasks are also included and the children enjoy this chance to prove their independence.

With age comes responsibility and, as senior members of the Lower Prep, Prep II have duties to perform.  They are keen to be selected for responsibility and enjoy rising to the challenges set.

The learning in Prep II is slightly more formal than in Prep I, with fewer opportunities to select favoured activities but the happy atmosphere of learning continues and the children always greet visitors with a smile.