Year 1 & 2

Year 1 & 2

The transition from Reception is seamless. It is carefully planned for and supported by a Pre-Prep curriculum that is tailored to suit each individual child. As a result, life in Year 1 and 2 is a lot of fun and builds directly on the bright start children have made in Nursery and Reception.

Our freedom as an independent school allows us to truly develop the key skills we wish for our children. Our curriculum also fires up the imaginations of our pupils and cultivates an abundance of natural curiosity in every child.

How is our Pre-prep curriculum different?

Our bespoke, creative curriculum is different to the national curriculum framework for key stage 1:

  • We encourage every child to take ownership of their learning.
  • Our small class sizes and generous allocation of teachers and support staff allow us to deliver a personalised and holistic approach to learning.
  • We have expert teachers in French, music, computing, art, design and technology and PE who elevate learning in these areas.
  • Every class has access to our specialist facilities including our 750-seat auditorium, music studio and computing suite. Our facilities enhance the progress and development of every child.
  • Our comprehensive outdoor learning programme gives children access to our woodland area, yurt and stunning grounds.

Beyond our Pre-Prep curriculum, children in Year 1 and 2 have the opportunity to participate in a diverse extracurricular programme. Singing Sensations, drama, chess, dance and more adventurous experiences such as rugby, horse riding and baking are all on the agenda.

The Pre-Prep curriculum is further supplemented with termly trips. Special visitors and events also help to enhance the childrens’ early learning and development.

Life in Pre-Prep is superb preparation for Year 3 and beyond. Every child leaves Year 2 primed to make the most of the exciting and adventurous opportunities that lie ahead in Preparatory School.

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Open Morning: Nursery, Prep, Senior School and Sixth Form  For families with children aged 3-18 years. Join us 9am - 12noon on Saturday 28th September to explore the fantastic opportunities at Yarm!

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