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The Curriculum

Year 3, canalAt Blundell’s Prep we aim to enable each child to develop his or her all-round potential by providing opportunities for the development of the whole child. As well as the full range of academic subjects, we offer experience and teaching in things practical, artistic and physical giving each child a balanced educational diet.

In the Prep School, age 7-11, children are increasingly taught by subject specialists using, where appropriate, specialist facilities. The curriculum for all includes: English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies, French, Design Technology, Food Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Drama, Music, PE and Games.

Curriculum Guides give a breakdown of what is taught in each subject in each year. These guides are reviewed annually and are modified with regard to ongoing pupil assessment and changes to the National Curriculum.

Curriculum Extension

Each term a wide range of theme days, trips and visits engage the children, enrich the curriculum and extend learning opportunities. Recent experiences have included Egyptian Day, Greek Day and Tudor Day, Maths, Science and Book Days, Creative Arts Week and residential trips for all children at the Prep School. Added to these are Outdoor Learning days as well as using the outdoors as part of a child's everyday learning experience.

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The School Day in the Prep School

Time Event
8.00 am - 8.30 am Drop off
8.30 am - 8.35 am Registration
8.35 am - 9.00 am Assembly
9.00 am - 9.50 am Lesson 1
9.50 am - 10.40 am Lesson 2
10.40 am - 11.05 am Morning Break with refreshments
11.05 am - 11.55 am Lesson 3
11.55 am - 12.45 pm Lesson 4
12.45 pm - 1.40 pm Lunch Break
1.40 pm - 1.45 pm Registration
1.45 pm - 2.15 pm Lesson 5
2.15 pm - 3.15 pm Lesson 6
3.15 pm - 3.25 pm Afternoon Break
3.25 pm - 4.25 pm Lesson 7
4.25 pm - 4.30 pm Form time
4.30 pm Form Teachers bring their class to the School gate for collection.
Children go home or stay for After School Clubs or Prep
4.30 pm - 4.50 pm Break with refreshments
4.50 pm - 5.30 pm After School Clubs or Prep
5.30 pm Collection at the School gate
5.30 pm - 6.00 pm Extended Prep
6.00 pm Collection from the gate

Each day is full and provides variety and breadth with academic study, practical work, and physical activities.