CHAFYN GROVE - SALISBURY

"Pupils are proud of their work and enjoy their learning." - ISI Report 2016
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Pre-Prep

Learning is a journey... Now you’re on your way

From the moment you arrive we want you to know how exciting it is to learn. School days should be a magical time of making discoveries and achieving new things.

There is something for everyone and our broad range of activities and subjects are sure to inspire young minds. Interwoven into our topics are challenges to help children develop essential thinking and problem solving skills, alongside learning to work as a team. We have small class sizes and this allows us to focus individual care and attention on every child in order to match the pace of learning to their needs.


Whatever the task our children always rise to a challenge!

Visit us at different times of the year and you will see the children...

  • Acting, speaking, singing and dancing in a range of plays and productions
  • Playing instruments in informal concerts
  • Making ice cakes and exploring Jack Frost patterns
  • Squashing buckets full of grapes with their feet to make juice
  • Watching our chicks hatch, or letting our butterflies fly free
  • Serving tea to grandparents, and finding out about life when they were young
  • Getting involved in large scale art activities on whole-school Art days
  • Looking down from the roof to find out about bird's-eye views
  • Competing with racquets, bats, sticks and balls
  • Building a campfire in Dingly Dell

 

Reception

For Reception children the caring ethos and values embedded in Nursery will have given them the foundations for their next steps. The children still enjoy a play-based curriculum but are ready for greater challenges and more independence. Children encounter a broad curriculum in Early Years and benefit from the wonderful outdoor spaces which the school has.

Year One

In Year 1 the children have a tangible sense of their increasing maturity; their independence grows and they become more responsible for themselves. Life is full of surprises and they take delight in all the new things which they find themselves able to do. They enjoy using more of the school facilities: the ICT suite, the sports hall and the pottery room are popular venues for lessons! They also begin to learn French.

Year Two

Our Year 2 children know that they have reached the top of Pre-Prep and they are thrilled to take responsibility for the things we share such as setting up our hall for assembly, caring for a little friend and being the lunch helpers! The curriculum becomes more challenging and expectations rise. Literacy, numeracy and science are core subjects where children develop their skills and knowledge.

Happy children are effective learners! In the Pre-Prep it is the genuine warmth and affection of all relationships which gives our children the confidence to take the next step and try something new.

"Pupils are proud of their work and enjoy their learning." - ISI Report 2016