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Steephill Independent School and Pre-School

‘Pupils are at the heart of everything we do’

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Steephill Independent School and Pre-School

‘Pupils are at the heart of everything we do’

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Curriculum

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

 

The School Curriculum

 

At Steephill we cover all the core and foundation subjects at a greater depth than the National Curriculum.  We are a mixed ability school and we support children of all abilities with personal attention.  With classes a maximum of 16 the adult to child ratio is very high. 

 

In English much importance is placed upon reading skills, grammar, spelling and neat presentation of work. The children read to adults daily to ensure steady progress in mastering this very important part of their learning. They also have oral English and drama lessons and perform for the parents once a year and at Prize-giving in the summer term. The older pupils are introduced to English literature and all the children experience creative writing.

 

In maths the pupils progress through the formal scheme with the personal attention of their teachers to ensure optimum achievement. Practical maths work includes hands-on experience in topics such as measuring, money and telling the time. Tables are learned as an aid to calculating answers.

 

Science work is based on the National Curriculum and incorporates classroom projects in which children learn to carry out experiments and record their findings.

 

The school also teaches French from age 5, Spanish from age 7 and Latin in Year 6. 

 

For a complete view of the school ethos, please look at the Curriculum Policy. 

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