Upper Two is led by Mrs. P. Wilson and Mrs. S. Macdonald, who are supported by Mrs. M. Lawn
Upper Two is the final year at the Ursuline Prep School. Throughout the Key Stage 2 programme of study, we have built an entrance examination programme into the curriculum and this is accelerated at this very important stage in our pupils’ education. The children are thoroughly prepared for senior school entrance examinations, the 11+ exam for access to the county’s grammar schools, independent school scholarship assessments and the SAT’s. During this very intense period pupils are encouraged to work with greater independence to help them prepare for the transition to senior school.
The pupils benefit from specialist instruction in a variety of subjects including French, Spanish, Music, P.E. and Life Skills. They represent the school at many sporting competitions, allowing then to gain a sense of team work and achievement.
The pupils are each given a position of responsibility and are ambassadors for the school. Their range of duties are diverse and include showing visitors around the school, helping with school assemblies, organising charity events and house competitions. They also lead the School Council and Eco Team, help with younger members of our school community, plan liturgies and take the lead at major school events such as the Christingle and Prize Giving.
Enterprise Week takes place later in the academic year. This has taken many different forms, but the aim is always the same; to raise funds for a diverse range of charities in a fun but meaningful way. The children all learn a new set of skills which will hold them in good stead for the future.
During the year the class participate in many educational and fun trips.