Teaching and Learning
The Pre-Prep Department consists of three year groups; Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
There are parallel classes in each year. English and mathematics, as individual subject areas, are taught each day while other areas of the curriculum are covered through topic work. P.E. including swimming, gym, games and dance, computing, Spanish and music lessons are taught by specialist members of staff.
RMS is now a Forest School and all girls in Reception, Years 1 and 2 will benefit from the experiences they will receive while visiting our new teaching and learning area, Tranquillity Wood.
There are two parallel classes in Years 3 to 6. Currently all girls in the Preparatory Department study English, mathematics, science, art, DT, French, geography, history, computing, music, PE, Lifeskills and religious studies. Physical education, French and computing are taught by specialist members of staff. Class teachers in Years 3 and 4 have a substantial teaching commitment with their own class. In Years 5 and 6 subject specialists teach a greater proportion of the lessons. Girls in Years 5 and 6 are set in mathematics.
Assessment is on-going, with end of topic and end of year tests in the core and other written subjects. The attainment of each girl is monitored closely to ensure that they are all making the progress of which they are capable.
We offer a broad and extended curriculum combining traditional values and teaching methods with modern technology and innovation.
As the girls progress through the Preparatory Department they are taught increasingly by specialist teachers, often familiar form staff who are able to use their particular knowledge and expertise to enhance the learning experience. Computing, music and PE are “whole school” departments and this provides continuity and a sense of security as the girls move into the Senior School.
During these years we aim to offer pupils the broadest possible spectrum of experience and learning opportunities.
A copy of the Cadogan House Handbook can be downloaded here
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