Key Stage 2 (Years 3 & 4)
(Ages: 7 - 9 years old)
Whether girls move up from Rowan Brae or join us from elsewhere, the smooth transition from Year 2 into Year 3 is managed with care and understanding. The girls are supported on their journey to becoming independent and confident learners, achieving their very best along the way. In Year 3 and 4 we provide a nurturing environment with a balance of specialist teaching in some areas of the curriculum whilst maintaining a form-based approach to learning. In any classroom you will see girls engaged and involved in their lessons whether it be building a Viking long ship in a day, coding lego robotics in their Engineering and Technology lessons or producing a blog in the Computing suite.
Collaboration is an essential part of school life and girls are taught to work effectively together in the classroom, within their Houses and at play in our Spinney. Year 3 girls enjoy a very special relationship with their Year 6 ‘paired reader’ who in addition to reading with them each week acts as a support to help them to easily settle into life at the Hill.
Key Stage 2 (Years 5 & 6)
(Ages: 9 - 11 years old)
School life in Year 5 and 6 is inspiring and offers a breadth of experiences, which Rowan girls fully embrace. Wherever possible, the skills and learning will centre on real life experience and links will be made with the local and wider community. From a visiting marine biologist, inspiring scientists of the future to spending a week immersed in French culture in Normandy, the programme of ‘Life Skills’ enjoyed by Year 6 cements the building blocks of their learning at Rowan.
During this next stage of the girls’ journey into Year 5 and 6, we focus on fostering independent thinking and learning skills, developing initiative and a desire to challenge themselves. Once equipped with these skills, the girls find it a seamless transition to their choice of senior school.
Rowan girls have the benefit of a wide choice of excellent senior schools enabling them to select the best and most appropriate school for them. We guide parents and the girls through each step of this process sharing our expertise and offering advice. The girls leave Rowan fully prepared for this exciting next step of their educational journey with an abundance of warm and happy memories