Lower House

Lower House: for children aged 5 - 7

We combine high academic standards with superb pastoral care to give our children the confidence and ability to succeed.

Our broad curriculum is designed to give all of our children a thorough grounding in the core subjects of Literacy and Numeracy as well as the Arts, Humanities and Sport.

CURRICULUM

A comprehensive and engaging curriculum for our pupils.

We designed the curriculum to give all of our children a thorough grounding in the core subjects of Literacy and Numeracy plus the Arts, Humanities and Sport.

In both core subjects, we teach one year ahead of the National Curriculum, ensuring that all of our children are extremely well prepared for the acceleration in their learning that takes place in the Upper House of the school.

Pupils also enjoy regular sessions devoted to swimming, PE and Dance, plus a weekly visit to Coram’s Fields to practise many other sports.

Additional Lessons:

Additional Lessons Continued:

``Charterhouse Square School makes me want to follow my dreams and my instincts.``

–  Year 2 Pupil

Literacy and communication

Cultivating a range of reading and writing skills

As a school, we adopt a text-based approach to Literacy, thoroughly exploring topic-based books to enable children to immerse themselves in the text and write for a range of purposes.

Weekly oracy sessions also allow children to engage in discussions and debate, encouraging them to think philosophically and ask thought-provoking questions. Opportunities for individual presentations additionally enable children to hone their speaking and listening skills in front of their peers.

Literacy lessons are supplemented with phonics and spelling sessions plus daily reading with class teachers. Fine motor skills are developed through discrete weekly handwriting lessons and are reinforced through extended writing projects.

As the children move up the school, early grammatical concepts are taught with a continued focus on spelling rules. Children also begin to engage in whole class reading sessions with a focus on emerging comprehension skills.

School life they'll love forever

numeracy

Problem-solving and fundamental skills

In Numeracy, all pupils cover pure and applied Mathematics; number and algebra; shape, space, and measures; and handling data.

A further focus on conceptual understanding and verbal reasoning is embedded within the Numeracy curriculum to enhance competence in problem-solving.

Combined, this encourages our children to increase their confidence in problem-solving while also building on their fundamental skills.

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Extra Curricular

From board games to Broadway

Clubs on offer for our Lower House children are run by our dedicated staff and are different every term.

From September 2022 Wraparound care will be offered to all year groups from 8am to 6pm in term time.

A Holiday Club will also run for most of the school holidays from 8.30am 5.30pm.

Private piano and Drama lessons can also be booked with our Music and Drama teachers.

Current clubs on offer:

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Available from 8am - 6pm

This is offered to Nursery and Reception children plus their siblings. From September 2022 it will be offered to all year groups.

Our Breakfast Club runs before school everyday from 8-8:45am.

Our After School Fun & Study Club runs after school everyday from 3:30-6pm.

A Holiday Club will also run for most of the school holidays from 8.30am 5.30pm.

Begin an unforgettable adventure
Children who join Charterhouse Square develop their confidence and gain a genuine love for learning, starting them on the path to success.
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3 - 5 yrs old

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5 - 7 yrs old

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7 - 11 yrs old