Below is a brief outline of the Modern Foreign Languages structure for each year group. Once your child is registered with us you will receive an information pack which includes the full curriculum. If you would like to enquire online, please click here.
In an increasingly globalised society, modern foreign language skills allow for greater communication between people. It also develops problem-solving skills and increases adaptability, resourcefulness and creativity. Language learning teaches cultural awareness and the capacity to see issues from various perspectives, which are highly valued by universities and employers. Carefully differentiated lessons support all abilities.
Longitudinal studies by Harvard University confirm that learning additional languages increase critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of the mind in young children. Pupils who learn a foreign language outscore their non – foreign Language learning peers in Standardised tests in verbal reasoning and Mathematics, indicating that learning additional languages is a cognitive activity; not just a linguistic one. The brain functions better with exercise and further exciting research was carried out by Dr. Pascual- Leone, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical Centre.
Evidence suggests that learning new languages can improve listening and writing skills, boost creativity and sharpen the mind. It can broaden horizons and open doors to all sorts of opportunities. To motivate our pupils, our Language department aims to:
• Give each pupil the chance to learn at least one foreign language
• Trial of different languages from an early age
• Encourage advanced language learning
• Introduce a wide range of languages through extra-curricular clubs
• Support native language speakers who are keen to share their cultural knowledge
From as early as the age of three, we will introduce French, Spanish and Mandarin lessons at Hampton Prep. Initially, children learn through songs, rhymes and stories. Languages will be introduced in a fun way using props, actions and drama. Language lessons will be introduced without the children even realising that they are learning a second language, the children will follow the story book adventures of favourites such as‘Bob le bricoleur and the ‘La Chenille qui a tres faim’ for French, using the mediums of Music and Drama and Songs.
Below is a brief outline of the Ballet curriculum for each year group. Once your child is registered with us you will receive an information pack which includes the full curriculum. If you would like to enquire online, please click here.
Ballet forms part of the curriculum in Reception and Years 1 & 2. The aim of teaching Ballet at Hampton Prep is to inspire and nurture in our pupils a love of classical ballet and dance, its history and traditions and associated arts. We aim to develop physical and mental confidence and foster each child’s creative and expressive instincts. All pupils are encouraged to achieve their personal best.
In Reception, pupils learn Dance and Ballet with a strong emphasis on creativity and imagination. Each lesson is accompanied by a live pianist. These very structured classes develop the pupils’ physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality, using a range of movements and musical styles.
In Years 1 & 2 this knowledge is built on, furthering pupils’ technical and artistic skills and broadening their knowledge. Teaching is based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabi.
Below is a brief outline of the Music curriculum for each year group. Once your child is registered with us you will receive an information pack which includes the full curriculum. If you would like to enquire online, please click here.
🎼 Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. Hampton’s music programme offers opportunities for all pupils to perform and develop their musical abilities. The curriculum focusses on performance, composition and listening skills and is geared towards improving confidence, singing skills and developing creativity.
It brings together intellect and feelings and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. There will be opportunities for all pupils to participate, supported by experienced and qualified music teachers.
🎼At Hampton Prep, we recognise that music has a profound impact on a child’s development and our curriculum is designed to inculcate a love of music in all students, in an environment where children can achieve and the most able will excel. All pupils will increase their musical awareness and talent, self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.
The children will develop the skills of performing, appraising and reviewing music from the Middle Ages through to the twentieth century, enjoying many cross-curricular links with humanities during the process. Our exploration of music will be from other cultures (Chinese, African, Spanish) and will also relate to the wider curriculum; pupils will explore African Drumming whilst studying Africa in Geography.
If you would like your child to have piano and /or violin lessons, please enquire below or register by filling out the co-curriculum activity booking form which reception will be happy to provide.
Below is a brief outline of the Swimming curriculum for each year group. Once your child is registered with us you will receive an information pack which includes the full curriculum. If you would like to enquire online, please click here.
Swimming is a life skill. Every child at Hampton Prep is taught how to swim for safety, as well as being encouraged to swim for health and enjoyment. Annual inter school swim galas are held, in addition to regular meets against local schools. Keen swimmers are encouraged to join early morning swim training sessions, linked with a local swim club to improve technique and stamina, and life saving skills. On leaving Hampton Prep, all pupils will be able to swim, most with a good stroke production, and to have established a love for the water that will take them into adulthood.
Below is a brief outline of the Fencing structure for each year group. Once your child is registered with us you will receive an information pack which includes the full curriculum. If you would like to enquire online, please click here.
The sport of fencing stems from the traditional art of swordsmanship. Two competitors face off head to head with rapier-style sabres and gain points from making contact with their sabre and their opponent. Although this may sound like a gladiator-style sport, we can assure you that fencing is very safe and we would not adopt any activities into our curriculum that would harm any of our students. The tips of the sabres are blunt and the competitors wear protective clothing and face guards. Fencing is a highly sophisticated sport and was first taught in the 18th Century to the aristocracy in Angelo’s School of Arms in London. Fencing would be a highly enjoyable sport for your child to take part in and will grant your child many useful skills.
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Below is a brief outline of the Taekwondo structure for each year group. Once your child is registered with us you will receive an information pack which includes the full curriculum. If you would like to enquire online, please click here.
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art developed in the 1940s, incorporating karate and Chinese martial arts with traditional Korean martial arts. As a modern International Olympic sport as well as an ancient martial art, there’s reason now more than ever to start learning Taekwondo at a young age where your child can foster certain techniques if they wish to pursue this sport later on in life and maybe one day compete in the Olympics!
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Below is a brief outline of the Etiquette and Elocution for each year group. Once your child is registered with us you will receive an information pack which includes the full curriculum. If you would like to enquire online, please click here.
Appearance is one of the most important traits to uphold. Before you know anything about a person, you know how they look, speak and act. We subconsciously build prejudices for or against a person in the first few moments of meeting them, so it’s imperative to have a good first and withstanding impression with people. With Etiquette and Elocution lessons we will teach your child how to act formally in certain situations and teach them when it is appropriate to act accordingly. We will also be improving elocution where necessary to teach your child how to speak in a manner which is professional and correct so they can excel further in their later life and careers.
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