Learning at Chepstow House is structured around schemes and resources that provide an opportunity to stimulate a variety of learning styles. There is a strong emphasis on creativity, enjoyment and inspiration.
A love of reading is fostered through a range of carefully selected reading schemes and high quality literature. Reading tasks are undertaken daily, through one-to-one individual reading, guided reading and shared reading in class.
Within maths, importance is placed on understanding the value of number and for this reason Numicon is used as a resource. Maths is integrated into the daily programme of every year group in the school, with at least an hour of the teaching day dedicated to maths lessons. The children are streamed from year 2 in order to work in groups that allow a structure of support and challenge.
Specialist subject lessons in art, drama, French, music, science and sport give the children the opportunity to experience a broad curriculum, taught by teachers with a passion for their subject. The sport team are all highly trained with expert knowledge in football, rugby, cricket, dance, hockey, netball, gymnastics and swimming. The children have the opportunity to enjoy the competitive and social side of team sports in termly fixtures and tournaments against other schools and during inter-house competitions.
Learning is regularly enhanced through visitors to the school, trips to places of interest in and around London and residential trips both at home and abroad.
At all times we encourage partnership with parents and to this end workshops on curriculum areas are held termly. The purpose is to provide an understanding of the curriculum; methods used in teaching; and to offer advice on how parents can help at home.
“[children] are eager to participate and to read and develop excellent reading, writing and speaking skills.”
ofsted report, 2014.