Basic Skills

Basic Skills in spelling, handwriting, grammar and punctuation and mental mathematics are hugely important and require consolidation and practise. Therefore, in addition to developing these key skills throughout literacy and mathematics, we dedicate an additional daily half hour to the teaching and practise of Basic Skills.


Part of our teaching in Basic Skills is the innovative Latin and literacy Program in which specialist teachers of Latin teach key aspects of English grammar through Latin. Years 5 and 6 are currently enjoying their second year of study whilst Year 4 began their course in September 2014.

Further information about the Latin Programme by clicking the following link: The Latin Programme -Via Facilis.

Fun with Latin

It is important that children keep practising their Latin knowledge. Lots of recommended games can be found online at the link below.

The Latin Programme online games