Life in the Junior School
Continuing on from Reception the Junior School offers all boys the opportunity to flourish and progress. From the very beginning of life in Year 1, we are looking ahead to what the boys will become when they leave us in Year 8. Boys are expected to develop ownership of their learning and development through the high expectations that we have. Key to this is the strong focus on teaching, learning and feedback. Boys have opportunities in every Year Group to develop their skills in all academic areas. We encourage boys to think outside the box and to research, investigate and ask questions. Focus on Literacy, Maths and PSHE are key to the whole curriculum. The Maths No Problem, scheme (Singapore Maths) is used throughout the Junior School to encourage pupils to discuss and share their ideas and methodology and develop an innate understanding of numeracy as opposed to simply learning by rote; we are extremely proud of the work the boys produce in their individual Maths Journals. The love of reading is fostered from day 1 and our boys develop their imagination through their love of the written word. The boys are taught Games, PE, Music, IT and Art by specialist teachers.
Every year group has the experience of several school trips; from Bethnal Green to a Celtic village, boys are given opportunities to extend their learning through real experiences. We also have a number of Themed Days and activity days throughout the year such as Viking Day, World Book Day and No Pencil Day, where various drama and dance workshops take place. Boys also perform in various dramas, class assemblies and music concerts throughout there time in the Junior School.
At the core of the Junior School is the PSHE curriculum which allows the boy to develop their own sense of worth and to understand the world they live in and the appropriate ways to interact with each other and adults. The Keble Prep House system is a integral part of this, where all boys are not only part of a year group and class but part of a school ‘House.’ This develops their sense of belonging and team spirit.
Examples our Spring Term overviews for each year group can be found below.