Years 1 and 2 Curriculum
Once pupils progress to the Pre-Preparatory School for Years 1 and 2, they delve into subject specific areas, such as Science, French, Italian, PSHE, Music, PE, Games and Art – all of which are delivered by our subject specialist teachers.
Maths is taught from a practical perspective, enhancing pupils’ basic numeracy skills with a focus on problem-solving, depth of understanding and application of knowledge.
Children also have increased use of iPads, using technology as a learning aid within the classroom as well as during Computing lessons.
Academic progress is enhanced by Philosophy for Children (P4C), a powerful approach to teaching and learning that boosts children’s critical thinking, communication and social skills, as well as their overall attainment. A year of philosophy has been found to result in two-month’s additional progress in Reading and Maths by the Education Endowment Foundation, and one year after adding P4C to the curriculum, NBH Pre-Prep gained a Bronze Award for its outstanding commitment to the subject.