Infant Classes

St Andrew's School

Infant Classes

Our busy Infant department buzzes with purposeful activity throughout the school week.  

Pupils are taught by a class teacher with support from a full-time teaching assistant.  Lessons take place through a collaboration of whole class learning and small group work, ensuring that all pupils are appropriately challenged and supported to achieve their very best. We focus on the varying needs of individual children.  

From Year R, Pupils are taught by specialist teachers for some subjects including Physical Education, French and Music.  

In Years 1 and 2, the full National Curriculum is taught, with great emphasis on pupils developing their basic skills in English and Maths.   An exciting topic-based approach is taken for the teaching of many subject areas, with pupils embarking on learning through themes such as ‘The Circus’, ‘Food, Farms and Fire’ and ‘Toys! Toys! Toys!’ This topic approach ensures that pupils are able to make links between subject areas and can develop knowledge, skills and understanding within interesting and purposeful contexts.  Science, Geography, Art and Design, Design Technology, and History are taught through topic themes, which change on a termly basis.  Lessons in Computing, Religious Education and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) are delivered weekly.

Our joint philosophy is to secure the necessary skills for every child to become a confident, eager and independent learner, and prepare them for life in our Junior School. We aim to support the children in their transitions between year groups, ensuring that by the time they leave the Infant School they feel part of a thriving school community in which their individuality is cherished.

Our busy year encompasses such highlights as school trips, visitors into school, Christmas Plays and End of Term Services, the Easter Bonnet parade and Sports Day.  

Pre-School Classes  Junior Classes