Welcome to St Piran's Maidenhead
Upper School (Yrs 5 & 6)
The Upper School comprises Years 5 and 6.
The curriculum in these years follows, but goes far beyond, the National Curriculum. In small classes, the children are taught the core subjects as well as French, History, Geography and Religious Education. There are also weekly sessions of Music, Art, Design Technology, PE, Swimming, ICT and twice-weekly sessions of team games. Children in Year 6 also have the opportunity to study either Latin or Spanish.
Children are placed into one of four sets according to ability for Mathematics and English. This allows the teachers to extend the more able and to give those who need it, the support that they require to ensure that the basics of Numeracy and Literacy are firmly established.
The school has a thriving orchestra, as well as a Rock Band, Ukulele Group, Recorder Group and six choirs. (Year 2 choir, Middle School Choir, Year 5 Choir, Chapel Choir, Singing Club and the Bach Choir which is made up of staff/parents) Pupils can learn how to play the main orchestral instruments, for example flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin and cello, as well as having lessons in singing, piano, guitar and the drums. The Year 6 Chapel Choir sings at our weekly Friday evening Chapel service in the school’s beautiful Chapel. After Chapel, children and parents are entertained by the school’s hand bell ringers, a St Piran’s tradition that dates back to 1934! In the spring, the bell-ringers and Chapel Choir perform in the Wycombe Arts Festival and for the second year running, they have been invited to play to Christmas shoppers at John Lewis, High Wycombe in December!
All the children benefit from our wide range of activities that run from 4.30-5.10pm. These include sporting activities such as five-a-side football and basketball as well as a whole host of other activities as diverse as trampolining, Dungeons and Dragons and gymnastics. Prep sessions also run at this time as well.