Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

To Ignite the Magic of Learning Choose NPS

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

To Ignite the Magic of Learning Choose NPS

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AS the only preparatory school in Newcastle, Newcastle Preparatory School prides itself on developing a love of learning in each and every pupil who range from the ages of three to eleven.

Finding a school where your child will be nurtured within a stimulating environment and one which offers a first-rate curriculum, can sometimes be a daunting task. Having found NPS you'll be pleased to know that your search is over.

In choosing NPS our parents can feel confident that they have set their child on an exciting path where learning is fun yet rigorous, being delivered by a creative team of committed professionals who ensure that the whole child is central in their teaching. As experts in the world of primary education, we gain a sense of deep satisfaction from knowing that we are continually striving to provide a curriculum which reflects the exciting challenges of the 21st Century. We aim to ignite the magic of learning by harnessing your child's integral sense of awe and wonder. It is a real privilege to join you on your journey as your child unlocks potential, whether that be through, for example, a hands-on science experiment, whole class poetry challenges or a maths treasure hunt. We, at NPS, know that the possibilities are endless.

From the beginning of an education at NPS, in First Steps Nursery, a carefully planned curriculum ensures that our children's first experience of NPS is inspirational. From this exciting beginning children proceed through school and progression flows naturally with important learning blocks being built. Children take pride as they move through school, reflecting on how they have progressed in learning journals and using the skills of evaluation to set themselves new demanding challenges.

NPS is an exciting place in which to learn. The wellresourced library complete with its own unique story tree chair, created by a local artist shows our commitment to both engendering a love of books in all of our children and promoting the importance of creativity. Vibrant displays throughout the school reflect our dynamic curriculum led by a specialist who encourages our children to experiment and express themselves in a wide range of media. Our music suite complete with practice rooms and a range of musical instruments ensures that music is at the centre of our children's creative development whilst also complementing the wider curriculum.

Science lessons take place in an extremely well-equipped science laboratory where children are able to experiment and adopt a variety of practical learning strategies. ICT is a vital part of learning at NPS so all children has access to iPads, computers and interactive boards. The use of ICT promotes independent learning throughout the school and children also have the opportunity to learn how to code.

All children are taught French in lively and interactive lessons where they become comfortable in speaking a new language. …

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