Junior School for children from five to eight years old at Devonshire House School
Pupils are encouraged to develop their own talents and personalities and the School gives strong support and positive motivation. It is through this that self-esteem and confidence are built, producing happy, inquisitive children who want to find out about and care for the world around them.
There is a smooth transition from the Early Years to the Junior School. All Year One classes have a class teacher and a classroom assistant who help them in their move to the Junior School.
The children are taught in their classroom by their class teacher, and there are specialist teachers for PE, Music, Technology and French.
There are lovely grounds and gardens at the Junior School, with play and PE lessons in the playground. Year 2 and Year 3 children also take part in weekly games sessions at the outside sports grounds.
In the Forest Area at the Junior School children can learn about the Natural World and its science. They can grow vegetables and plants, learning to love and understand nature and its miracles.
Educational trips are planned termly for further insight into the topics studied, and a variety of visitors come to the School, including poets, authors and for drama and topic workshops.
Extra Subjects for Ballet, Chess, Musical Instruments, Voice, Speech and Communication and Yoga are taught by specialist teachers and there are teacher led clubs in Art and Lego, Eco and Multi-sport and much more.
Music is very important in the School and the children are encouraged to share their musical talents in the formal and informal concerts and many take instrumental lessons.
Parents are very welcome to class assemblies and School performances, at various times throughout the year.