Welcome to the Junior Prep School at Terra Nova. Pupils join the Juniors in Year 1 having experienced the supportive and nurturing start to school life in our Early Years Department or indeed Early Years education elsewhere. Aged 5 and 6 their journey through the Juniors begins in welcoming, bright, interactive classrooms with caring, skilled and professional staff. They remain under the umbrella of the Juniors until the end of Year 4, where aged 8 or 9 they move on to our Senior Prep School.
In the Junior School, we pride ourselves on how well we know our pupils. Academically, class teachers know their pupils strengths, areas of interest and how to get the best out of each individual pupil. Pastorally, due to our small class sizes, we are able to get to know the children on a personal level, as the young people they are.
During their time in the Juniors, pupils are encouraged to develop a passion for learning. They develop key learning skills such as resilience, collaboration and the importance of having a growth mindset.
Our curriculum is based on a creative cross curricular topic each term. We link individual subjects together and make learning as exciting, practical and inspiring as possible. Whilst learning is fun, high expectations are the order of the day across all areas of the curriculum.
I look forward to welcoming you to the Junior Prep School.
Mrs Jess Ollier
Facts about our Junior Preparatory School:
- Creative Curriculum – all learning is based around a theme
- 2 form entry, small class sizes
- 1 teacher per class and 1 teaching assistant shared across the year – Yr 1&2
- Pupils’ ages: 5-9 years of age
- School day: 8.15am – 4/5pm (+ breakfast@ 7.30, supper @6pm, after school clubs + holiday care)
Children benefit from specialist subject teaching in the following subjects: French, Music, Forest School, Swimming, Sports, Art, Design Technology and Technology
“We considered a number of schools in the area. What we like about Terra Nova is how learning is made so fun by the teachers as well as the school being in a magical setting. The children are engaged and stimulated and run into their classrooms in the morning. We firmly believe that the children need to be happy first and foremost and this will make them successful in their learning.”
Mrs Hill – Surveyor / Mr Hill -IT Systems
“Our children have only recently joined Terra Nova in Year 2&4 and are flourishing…. The celebration of children’s successes both in and out of school as well as the fact that sport is a big part of daily life at Terra Nova are just two of the things that we as a family really love about the school.”
Mrs Al Ausi – Health worker / Mr Al Ausi – Doctor
Our aspirations for our pupils in this part of the school are to:
- Deliver a rigorous academic education
- Develop your child’s character
- Promote good behaviour and embody the school’s values
- Ignite your child’s natural curiosity
- Engage your child with the excitement of discovery
- Imbue your child with a love of learning
- Build on your child’s strengths and support them with their weaknesses
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