Why Prince George won’t have as much time to play with his siblings this year

By Meaghan Wray

Prince George is about to get a whole lot busier as he enters his next year of school, which may mean less time to play with Princess Charlotte and their new little brother, Prince Louis! The five-year-old is wrapping up his first-ever summer vacation from Thomas’s Battersea, during which he’s done lots of travelling with his family, but the young royal’s second year at the big-boy-school promises to be a wonderful challenge. As part of the tougher curriculum, George and his classmates will be given a little bit more homework each night plus ten minutes of reading.

Prince George arrived at school with his dad in tow! Photo: © Getty Images

The $10,216-a-term private school for boys and girls is nestled in Kensington not too far from the Cambridge’s family home. With a strong focus on the arts, sports, outdoor activities and academics, the five-year-old is sure to get one of the best educational experiences in the country. In his first year at school, known as the reception year in England, George got his feet wet in computing, art, music, drama, ballet and French.

The new year promises some more academic excitement as they introduce new subjects like science, history and geography, as well as math, English and gym class. George will be working on his John Hancock, too, graduating this year from drawing and scribbles to cursive writing. According to the website, he’ll also start learning the days of the week, months of the years, numbers to 20, common colours, as well as his own name and address. Imagine learning to write a letter with Kensington Palace as the return address!

Head of Lower School Helen Haslem greeted Prince George and Prince William. Photo: © Getty Images

It’s a well-known fact that Prince George is obsessed with dinosaurs, so we’re willing to bet he’s looking forward to science class, where they’ll cover plants, animals and seasons. The syllabus for this class says: “[Pupils] begin to work together to collect evidence to help them answer questions and to link this to simple scientific ideas. They evaluate evidence and consider whether tests or comparisons are fair. They use reference materials to find out more about scientific ideas.” George will also work on developing basic movements, like jumping and running, in his physical education class – which he’ll pass with flying colours, of course, given his display of athleticism with his sister at a polo match this summer!

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