Learning in Juniors

In Key Stage 2 children enjoy an enriching topic based approach to learning which encompasses both the core subjects of English, Maths and Science as well as the foundation subjects.  Our curriculum incorporates the objectives of the National Curriculum  but has been developed to be inspiring and creative.  The curriculum builds on the foundations laid down in Key Stage 1.

In Willow and Elder Classes pupils really start on the road to becoming independent learners and begin to take more responsibility for their own education. Children learn in an active way which does not rely on the use of worksheets – we prefer to follow children’s own interests and work hard to offer resources and activities to instil interest and motivate children to follow their own ideas.

Read our most recent Inspection Report

Ofsted report for the main school.

Main School Report

Classes in Key Stage 2

There are two classes in Key Stage 2.  Willow class is for children in years 3 and 4 and Elder Class for children in years 5 and 6.

Each class of around 16 children has a qualified teacher and a teaching assistant.

Frequently asked questions

Here are a few of the more common questions people ask us.

Do children use computers?

Technology is an integral part of the modern world, so it is important that children have controlled access to it. Computers can be a valuable learning tool and are used across the curriculum for example researching information, presenting data or making a presentation. We have a range of laptop PC’s and tablets.

Children have use of the internet and educational computer packages in main school.

How will I know how my child is progressing?

We are happy to talk to parents about their child’s progress whenever necessary.  We hold regular parent consultations where children’s progress and targets are discussed.  Parents are also very welcome to look at children’s work and share their learning journey records at any time.  We also send home detailed and personal end of year school reports.  However parents are welcome to make an additional appointment after school with their child’s teacher at any time in the school year.

Who inspects the school?

The school is inspected by the Independent School Inspectorate. The last inspection was in 2017 when the school was found fully compliant in all areas. The next Education Quality Inspection will take place during 2020.

Where do children go when they leave at 11?

After Annan children go on with confidence to a range of different secondary schools in the local area.  Children have been offered spaces at Lewes Old Grammar, Bedes, Mayfield Girls, Michael Hall and other independent schools.  A significant number also go on to local comprehensive schools such as Priory, Uckfield, Ringmer and Chailey Schools.

What sorts of topics do you do?

Over the past year topics have included I believe, Time Tapestry, Space, Stories, Sound and Music.

Do parents get to see the children's topic work?

Our important “Communicate” phase of the curriculum is when parents are invited in to look at children’s work. This might be an “Open classroom” event or an exhibition such as the “Annan Museum” the children set up at the end of the Spring Term.