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Art
Art
The children are given opportunities to explore and experiment with a variety of media, which are fundamental to the development of a child. Children are made to feel confident to paint, draw, print, make patterns, and create models and collage. They are also encouraged to consider colour, shape and form. The children are working towards [...]
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Design & Technology
Design & Technology
In Key Stage 1 and 2, Design and Technology is linked closely with work in other subjects such as Mathematics, Science and Art. The children are encouraged to develop their designs and construction skills throughout the Preparatory School. Great emphasis is placed upon health and safety and the children are taught how to use and [...]
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English
English
At St. Michael’s we believe that excellent literacy and communication is central to children’s academic achievement. This subject contributes to the personal growth of children in terms of imagination, expression and clarification of thought. We offer children a wide experience of literature reflecting our cultural heritage and strive to nurture their appreciation with a stimulating [...]
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French
French
French is introduced in Prep 1 and is also taught to Prep 2, 3 and 4 for one lesson a week. The aims and objectives of learning a modern foreign language in the Preparatory School are to foster an interest in learning another language; introducing children to another language in a way that is enjoyable and [...]
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History
History
The aim of history teaching here at St. Michael’s School is to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past. We teach children a sense of chronology, and through this they develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. Thus they [...]
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Mathematics
Mathematics
 The school retains a strong emphasis on traditional standards while preparing children for the challenges of a rapidly changing world. We portray Mathematics as an exciting area of human knowledge, relevant to many aspects of our modern life. In this way, we stimulate and maintain students’ curiosity, interest and enjoyment in the subject. Teaching classes [...]
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Music
Music
We recognise the importance of the Arts in all aspects of life.  In Nursery, Reception and Prep School, we promote the Performing Arts by encouraging practical participation wherever possible. By offering a wide range of opportunities for performance, we try to raise the self-esteem of our pupils and improve social development. We aim to nurture an [...]
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Physical Education
Physical Education
P.E. and Games are taught throughout the Prep School by specialist teachers and we enjoy an excellent sporting record despite our relatively small numbers. Aims The aims of the Prep Physical Education syllabus is to create an enjoyable learning environment and to enable the children to experience a range of movement, skills and games. The [...]
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PSHE
PSHE
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and citizenship enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing we help develop their sense of self worth. We teach them how [...]
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Science
Science
Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena. It aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will effect their future on a [...]