The Infant Section is located in a separate building, adjacent to the Juniors and is able to make use of the Junior and Senior facilities. The Infant building itself provides a secure, friendly and colourful suite of rooms that enables the children to be independent but safe at all times. Each classroom has areas for ‘carpet time', formal lessons, play and ‘messy' activities. The Infants has its own well-stocked library with a librarian who is experienced in working with young children. Every child visits the library once a week to select a book to take home. There is a quiet room for individual or group lessons with a specialised learning support teacher. In addition, we have our own bakery which children regularly use for cooking and baking.
ICT plays an important role in the curriculum and the Infants is well equipped with sector leading ICT equipment. Each classroom has a touch screen interactive board for whole class teaching, and a range of tablets and laptops. The range of ICT equipment allows children to not only learn specific ICT skills, but to support and enhance learning across the curriculum. A specialist music teacher takes pupils for lessons in the main music department, using a wide range of instruments and other facilities. Similarly, a specialist Drama teacher delivers lessons in the Roald Dahl Studio, the School's performance space. This well-equipped hall, with stage lighting and seating for 200, is also used by the Infant Section for assemblies, theatre visits, concerts and productions. PE and Games also benefit from the shared site: lessons are held in the Sports Hall, Roald Dahl Studio or on the Bishop's Field and Games lessons are delivered by specialist sports coaches.
The School's situation in Llandaff provides a wealth of opportunities for the children to experience life outside the campus. The Cathedral is regularly visited, as is the High Street as a geography resource. Favourite places in Cardiff include Techniquest, St Fagans Museum, the New and Sherman Theatres, the National Museum and Gallery of Wales, Llandaff Fields, the Castle and Cardiff Bay. All of these are within easy visiting distance of the School.
Finally, our parents provide a rich resource for us. In the past few years we have received visits from police, firemen, doctors, nurses, dentists, airline pilots, vets, authors, actors, TV presenters, ornithologists, zoologists, archaeologists, sportsmen and women, artists, sculptors and even an Olympic torch carrier! - the list goes on. Life is certainly never dull at the Cathedral School!