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The Curriculum at Swallows
King Henry VIII Preparatory School provides children with a broad range of learning opportunities in and out of the classroom.
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Learning at Swallows is stimulating, exciting and engaging and we have a curriculum that encourages, motivates and inspires our children.
A broad based curriculum is followed, with plenty of emphasis on the basics of literacy and numeracy but we also go well beyond these boundaries.
Pupils in Years 1 and 2 have one teacher for most of their subjects. They have the broadest curriculum and in the course of each week will study: English, Mathematics, Science, Languages, History, Geography, Religious Education, Art and Design, Music, Computing, PSHEE, Physical Education, Swimming and Games.
From Year 1 children study the humanities, foreign languages (from Year 1), the arts and sport. Whilst academic achievement is very important, it is also imperative that children’s creativity is stimulated and fostered through Art, Drama and Music. Equally, sport is fundamentally important, not just for the fun of movement and playing games, but to ensure that children are physically fit.
At every level, we strive to make our pupils independent learners, well-prepared for the next stage in their development.
Beyond the classroom, the School offers an extensive range of extra-curricular activities. These are organised for children from Reception upwards and take place at lunchtimes, after school and on Saturday mornings. The provision of extra-curricular activities is one way we hope to broaden children’s interests and build on skills and interests arising from the normal curriculum.