The curriculum followed in the Junior School is based closely on the English National Curriculum.

Mornings are divided into nine periods of thirty minutes each. The following subjects are studied at this time: English, Mathematics, Science, French (from Year 4), Geography, History, Information and Communications Technology, Kiswahili, Kenyan History and Citizenship, Religious Studies, Art and Design Technology, Music and Physical Education. All junior pupils are provided with an iPad for their personal use which remains in school.


Each afternoon, from Monday to Thursday, Years 2, 3 and 4 begin with thirty minutes of ‘Guided Reading’ before the afternoon activities and sport begin. Because of the emphasis on literacy and numeracy, children in the Junior School spend the majority of the morning with their own class teacher, although certain subjects, such as Music, P.E., Kiswahili, R.S., French and I.C.T. may be taught by a specialist teacher.

Taking a stroll around the Junior School, there appears to be a lot of excitement coming from the Year 4 block. It is the middle of their Tudor Day and the children are completing Wattle and Daub creations (material used on the walls of Tudor houses) and are about to take to the school grounds for their Tudor Feast.
It has been advised that we stay clear of Year 2; Mr Hewlett and the team are digging for dinosaur fossils… who knows what they will find!
Next door in Year 3 it is all quiet. I wonder why? Of course, they are out on their annual trip to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. This trip links into their Geography topic that focuses on life and tourism in Nairobi.
Kenton College Preparatory School