Junior School (Years 3 & 4)
Head of Junior School:
Mrs K Spoor
Throughout the course of Year 2, children are prepared for their move to the Prep School. They have used the facilities and grounds throughout their time in the Pre-Prep, but Holmewood is a large site and some of our Year 8s seem very big to the little ones!
The children in Years 3 and 4 are nurtured by their Form Teachers who deliver the core curriculum lessons in their classrooms. Additionally, they benefit from the Prep School specialist teachers and departments (French, Music, Art, DT and Sports); they enjoy the additional space and freedom and soon learn their way around.
The day extends by an hour in Year 3, the last hour of the day being an extensive games and activity programme. Year 3s tell us that this is their favourite part of the day. We offer a vast range of extra-curricular activities making full use of our splendid facilities and giving the children the chance to ‘have a go’ at many different things.
In Years 3 & 4, the children follow a broad curriculum of traditional and modern subjects. Some grouping by ability begins in Year 3 which enables each pupil to progress at his or her optimum rate.
"The pupils are confident and engaged learners who respond with enthusiasm to the teachers’ high level of expertise [...]"
ISI Inspection Report 2017