Upper Prep

Year 6

Year 6 is a busy and exciting year full of opportunities for the girls to share in unforgettable experiences and to thoroughly enjoy their final year in the Prep Department. The girls are expected and encouraged to work hard and play hard, to be excellent role models in all aspects of Prep life and to support and lead activities wherever they can. House Leaders in the Preps assist in assemblies with House Rewards and work alongside the Senior House Captains to develop House Events and activities to further the House identity. School Council and Food Committee Representatives for Year 6 help to lead Prep School meetings and take ideas and recommendations for younger girls to Senior School meetings.

Following and extending the National Curriculum, English and Mathematics are taught in small ability groups set across the year ensuring that each girl’s learning is both challenged and supported as required. Computing lessons are delivered in the Senior ICT suite and Science lessons ensure that the girls have secure foundations and knowledge which will be built upon in the Seniors.

Humanities teaching includes studies of local and world Rivers and Mountains, World War Two and Japan. These projects are further enhanced through a Geography field trip in the Autumn and an immersive visit to Henley Fort during the Spring Term.

The girls are taught PE by specialist teachers and have the opportunity to participate in numerous match fixtures across the year both as representatives of their House and the School.

Our Year 6 Residential Visit to PGL on the Isle of Wight in the Summer Term involves a range of exciting challenges, including Water Sports and team activities. This trip is a great opportunity to practice skills of independence and personal organisation which we nurture and develop throughout the year. Specialist teachers deliver Music and Drama lessons and all girls value and enjoy the experience of singing at the O2 as part of the Young Voices concert. The girls in Year 6 take the lead roles in the Prep Production which is always a highlight and rounds off an exciting, challenging and inspiring year which prepares them well for their next phase in the Senior School.