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Year 1

At the start of Year 1 at Manor House School, we aim to make the transition from Reception Class as seamless as possible, by including learning through play and gradually introducing more formal academic learning.

The curriculum in Year 1 is based on the National Curriculum (Key Stage 1) but is further enriched with the addition of French, Food Technology, Forest School and Dance.

The topics we cover include ‘Who Am I?’, ‘An Island Home’, and ‘Castles and Gardens.’ Class trips help to further enhance the girls’ educational experience and these have included the Weald and Downland Living Museum, Farnham Castle and Painshill Park.

Most subjects, including English and Mathematics, are taught by the class teacher. The girls continue to be taught by specialist teachers for French, Music, Forest School and Dance. Girls learn to play the recorder as part of their music studies.

Year 1 girls learn in an environment that is fun, interactive and creative. Links within the Prep Department are strong with good communication between all the year groups, so that girls are fully prepared for the increased demands of life in Year 2.


Manor House School
Manor House School, Bookham


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As part of the national response to Covid-19, the School site is currently closed to pupils, except those of key worker and vulnerable children. We continue to teach and support all our Prep and Senior School pupils via a virtual (on-screen) learning approach, enabling live lessons and engagement across all subjects. If you wish to access the latest initial information from our Headteacher regarding a return to school from Monday 8 March 2020, click here

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