Maple House - The Junior Department
Enter Maple and you are hit with light, colour and space; the perfect environment for children from the age of seven to experience a rigorous education. Discipline is a given when children have the space to grow and expectations to live up to. Catering for auditory, visual and kinaesthetic learners, flair is the order of every day. Life is never dull in Maple!
Junior Bromsgrovians are fortunate to learn in purpose-built classrooms, each enjoying its own patio, interactive whiteboard and ‘wet’ area. A set of laptop computers, linked to the school intranet, internet and printer is shared between the Years 3 and 4 classes as are book areas and tactile display spaces.
In both Years 3 and 4 there are three classrooms. The children are generally taught in parallel groups by experienced and enthusiastic primary teachers. There are four Year 5 classrooms which are used as a base for the children. As a step towards specialist subject teaching, the children in this year group move between lessons to subject teachers in all areas of the school. The children experience a transition between primary and secondary teaching techniques. They are nurtured through this journey by supportive tutors and the Head of Year 5.
The Junior Department Years 3 and 4
The aim ‘to produce happy, creative, moral citizens who live motivated, fulfilled lives while enriching the lives of others’ is as true for our youngest pupils as it is for those in the Senior School. We sincerely believe that if the children are happy, they will learn and whilst we expect our children to work hard, they are praised and encouraged in everything that they do. Within our very broad curriculum and strong pastoral system the core values we seek to foster in our pupils are:
Humility and Confidence
It is vital that the transition from our Pre-Preparatory School at Avoncroft is smooth and seamless and the staff at both sites work hard to ensure this is the case. The induction of new children from both our Pre-Prep and elsewhere is rigorous and enjoyable. ‘Special Friends’ in Year 4 take the responsibility to look after their new pupil very seriously until they are settled. Parents are always encouraged to talk to the teachers until they, too, feel comfortable at the Preparatory School.