During Gateway Junior Years, we focus on giving children the confidence to challenge themselves and take risks, encouraging them to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop important organisational skills.
Class teachers deliver all core academic subjects so they are able to track each child’s development closely, and give support when necessary. The introduction of specialist lessons extends children’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm. In these years, we aim to help children develop a strong work ethic by helping them to recognise that achievement requires effort as well as ability.
Throughout Juniors, children increase their involvement in the school community by participating in charity fundraising and School Council initiatives. These activities, and an extended range of clubs, offer children opportunities to gain new interests, and to build social awareness.
During Poetry Week in the autumn term, every child presents a poem to an invited audience. During the summer term Year 4 children have the opportunity to take English Speaking Board examinations.
Watch our short video insight into a day in Year 1: