Reception class learning ITThe primary school has an average class size of fifteen to eighteen. Small classes, together with our unique teaching system, which fuses the Montessori method with the English National Curriculum, mean that we offer children of all abilities the individual attention and education they need to reach their full potential in all areas of school life. Classes follow one year age groups although life in the school encourages interaction and involvement between all classes and ages.

Teaching follows a weekly timetable and the curriculum covers the traditional core subjects: Literacy, Mathematics and Science, together with the Humanities (History and Geography) taught by means of topic lessons, I.T., Music, Art, Speech and Drama, Modern Languages and Citizenship. Personal and social development is taught during PHSE lessons and all children take part in swimming, gym and games.

Reception and Year 1 Science DisplayChildren leave us at the end of the primary years as confident and well rounded individuals who have reached their academic potential and are enthusiastic about entering their next stage of learning. River House leavers have gained places at a wide variety of selective schools.

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