Junior School

Years 3 & 4

An exciting world of learning

When your child is ready to move on from Year 2 and into Year 3, their curiosity about the world grows day by day. These vibrant year groups are housed in their own purpose-built space with large individual classrooms and a dedicated art area. From the moment you step inside, the creative energy immerses you into an exciting world of learning with colourful walls decorated with children’s work and the sounds of laughter and music. Make no mistake though, there is some serious learning going on in what is one of the school’s most exciting departments! Authors, storytellers, musicians, artists and mathematicians among others often visit children in Years 3 and 4 to help consolidate the children’s learning.

Pupils are nurtured in their small classes and spend many of their lessons in the company of their form tutor. Children are taught maths and English in ability groups, ensuring that those who need additional support receive it and, likewise, those requiring a challenge are stretched. Games/PE, music, swimming and French are all taught by specialist subject teachers. Our spacious grounds give children the opportunity for work, rest and play! Pupils are able to explore woodland in their Forest School sessions, play competitive sports fixtures in our extensive grounds and, at breaktime, use the play equipment or relax with friends.

Enrichment

The varied curriculum is enhanced by an exceptional programme of co-curricular activities that children can take part in after school and which includes, among other things, cookery, coding, choir, ballet, cricket, M-Tech and even golf. Along with our own teaching staff, Crosfields has partnered with a number of external club providers to offer an extensive co-curricular timetable that really does offer something for every child!

Activities outside of the classroom such as day trips to museums and other places of interest equip children with the knowledge and ability needed to progress. In addition, residential trips, in both Years 3 and 4, promote independence and create confident learners who are ready for the next stage of their education.

For those parents who may require additional childcare facilities to extend the school day, we offer a Breakfast Club scheme with an early drop-off time of 7.30am and a variety of after-school sessions, as well as a supervised prep (homework) session, with the latest pick-up time being 6pm.

Benefits of Years 3 and 4

  1. Small class sizes, of approximately 20 children
  2. A vast range of co-curricular opportunities
  3. Regular sports fixtures against other schools
  4. Extended day, with breakfast club from 7.30 and after school care to 6pm
  5. The opportunity to start music lessons with a specialist teacher
  6. Swimming lessons within the curriculum and swimming squads for successful swimmers