Milverton Prep School for 0-11 year old children provides a caring and stimulating environment to enable individuals to achieve their full academic and personal potential. We encourage mutual respect and responsibility based on traditional values, whilst promoting an understanding of the modern world. We look to provide a wide range of experiences through which each child can become interested, confident, motivated and open learning.
We provide challenging activities through which each child becomes curious, informed, forward looking and able to take opportunities in all aspects of their lives.
Realising true ability to support transition in to their next stage of education.
The children have lessons spread across the week in English and English skills, including creative writing, grammar and comprehension activities. These may be in the form of pictorial exercises where children interpret images, to longer written tasks to challenge their reading ability. Creative writing and reading skills work hand in hand and children continue to read from the Oxford Reading tree (and beyond) to develop a strong language base and flexibility with vocabulary.
The children are encouraged to develop written work with both factual and imaginative content. Oral skills are encouraged through debate, discussion, individual presentations and the reading of poetry and literature. Reading, written/oral comprehension and grammar skills are reinforced.
The children will be posed mathematical skills in a variety of manners, these may be in the form of standard Mathematical skills, Mathematical Assessments and Homework tasks. Times tables are practiced throughout the school and these may take the form of number bond tests in early junior to speed work in latter years.
A full math’s curriculum is spread across the school and children are challenged continually by the problems presented by their class teachers.
Number, decimals, fractions, percentages, averages, ratios and fractions are studied in detail. Also: shape and space including area, volume and capacity, measures standard and non-standard, geometry, data handling, constructing and interpreting data from graphs, charts and tables. Problem solving and mental arithmetic are undertaken to a higher level than in previous years.
Science is an exciting element of the curriculum and each class has a selection of topics from which to teach. These may be in the form of written work, experiments and research within their chosen subject areas.
Children will revisit subject areas throughout the Juniors as key topics are subsequently taught in more detail.
History lessons are taught throughout the school and the teachers enjoy taking the children back to their specific time periods for extensive study. This may be Dinosaurs, Victorians, Romans, World Wars, Tudors and beyond. History lessons are an excitement for the children and give the opportunity for school trips to local historical sites.
The school is close the Bosworth battlefield site and children travel here in Year 5 to continue with the Tudor Studies. Year Six children visit D- Day landing sites in Northern France as part of their foreign residential trip.
Geography lessons are led by class teachers and may have a range of skills from creative tasks, art and close procedures to support the children’s learning process.
Each class has a selection of topics which are covered and recorded in subject specific books.
We are delighted to be in the position to teach French at Milverton to a high standard. Lessons are taught to all of the children from the age of Three Years. Lessons are taken by a language specialist who is able to take lessons in pure target language. Junior children have testing that takes place during lessons. Written and Spoken elements of French language are explored and tested. During Year Six children will travel to France for a week long residential in a pure French speaking centre.
French skills include greeting people and introducing yourself:
Milverton children have a wide range of religious backgrounds. The children learn about a multitude of faiths and learn to be understanding of others beliefs.
The children will also learn from Biblical stories which may be used within lessons. RE at Milverton reflects the multicultural diversity at the school.
We have an Information Technology base at Milverton which allows all children to develop and expand their IT skills. Children work from a range of key programmes specifically chosen to embrace their current learning levels. Within the classroom teachers have the use of Projectors and internet resources to develop the learning experience for the children.
The school boasts two interactive zones which are available for class teachers throughout the year to develop learning and knowledge.
At Milverton House the children will use research to support their learning and tablet technology is available to the classes when necessary.
Using all the skills gained - word processing cross curriculum tasks. Using PowerPoint to create multimedia presentations. Using Excel for Spreadsheet modeling. Use of the digital camera. More confidence using the Internet to search for data.