Reception to Year 2
At Brambletye academic skills are developed through carefully planned schemes of work that follow and extend the National Curriculum, ensuring that children are not over burdened with constant testing. We seek to prepare children for the challenges of the Prep School and ultimately Common Entrance examinations. The Pre-Prep is an integral part of the Brambletye experience and as such the children have weekly contact with the Directors of Sport, Music and French, as well as benefitting from use of the theatre, swimming pool, sports hall, pitches and dining room.
All studies show that smaller class sizes (up to 15 children) and more specialist teachers result in higher educational standards and levels of achievement, and to this end, all children from Reception onwards receive specialist teaching in French, Music, PE, Swimming and Modern Dance or Sport.
From Reception, every child will read daily to the teacher or teaching assistant and will select a reading book of a similar level to bring home to share with an adult every day. In this way we hope to engender proficiency and a love of reading.