We have 3 Classes, named after trees which can be found in our school grounds. The classes have mixed ages:
Willow: Years R , 1 and 2 This consists of children in the Early Years and Key Stage 1
Beech: Years 3 and 4 This consists of children in Lower Key Stage 2
Oak: Years 5 and 6 This consists of children in Upper Key Stage 2
Year 2 children are taught separately during the morning for their Math lesson.
Benefits of Mixed-age Classes
In our mixed-age classes, pupils stay with the same teacher for 2-3 years. This allows the teacher to develop a deeper understanding of a pupil’s strengths and needs, and puts them in a better position to support their learning. Older children have the opportunity to serve as mentors and to take leadership roles and younger pupils are able to accomplish tasks, they could not do without the assistance of older children.
Willow: Mrs Radley Years R and 1 children morning, Years R/1/2 in the afternoon
Willow: Mrs Halfacree Working across Year 1 , 2 and 3 (mornings only)
Beech: Miss Cain Year 3 and 4
Oak: Miss Boyd Year 5 and 6
PPA cover: Mrs Greene
SENCO: Mrs Greene: Monday morning
Miss Brown and Miss Mitchell work with the children every day in Willow Class
Mrs Norris works in Beech and Oak Classes every morning and Individuals/groups from across the school in the afternoons
Ms Kitka works with individual children and small groups in Oak class: every morning