Years 1 and 2 (5-7 years)
The words of our Year 1 and 2 parents say it all – ‘They have thrived without pressure and achieved without worry.’
In fact, they go even further by saying that to describe Rye as a nurturing school does not go far enough. This is what makes our Pre-Prep years so special. In Reception class, our pupils begin the foundation of their education with the seven key aspects of their curriculum. Years 1 and 2 are when our children really get off the starting blocks and explore more. And where better than in our beautiful 12-acre wooded grounds in a safe and supportive environment?
Our children aged from five to seven start to discover the awe and wonder of learning in a unique setting right in the middle of Oxford.
Happy children thrive and learn and this is our key aim throughout the school.
We take a holistic approach to learning, which fits the whole school’s aim of treating each child as an individual who is listened to and supported. Happy children thrive. Here is a quote from one of our Year 1 parents:
Outside, there are endless opportunities to learn outdoors, take challenges, build dens, climb trees, use the extensive play equipment, make friends and generally let off steam. Inside, the learning continues with a structured approach and a broad, balanced curriculum which focuses on the individual.
Our Years 1 and 2 are always busy with clubs and activities too including dance and movement, sport, Forest School, cookery, sewing, woodwork and ocarina to name but a few.
Equally importantly, children learn about those less fortunate than themselves by taking part in charity events, our annual Prep School Charity and termly house charity days. To help pupils learn about the world around them, we host visits from the essential services such as Police and Fire, as well as artists, storytellers, medical professionals, authors and local business people.
Do come and see us soon, we welcome parents any time to see our Pre-Prep classes in action.