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Our Classes

Class Organisation

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 English and 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.

Teaching Staff 

Willow:  Miss Deakin          Years R and 1 children morning,  Years R/1/2 in the afternoon

Willow:  Mrs Greene           Year 2  every morning and Willow Class PPA Tuesday afternoon / SENCO

​​​​Beech:   Mrs Nelmes           Monday, Tuesday and  Wednesday 

Beech:   Ms Williams           Thursday and Friday and PPA cover on Wednesday afternoon

Oak:      Miss Yarahmadi     Full time ( PPA cover by Mrs Smyth: Friday afternoon)

SENCO: Mrs Greene:  Monday Afternoon

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Blott works with the children ever day in Willow Class:  (not Wednesday afternoon)

Mrs Bailey works with individual children and small groups in all classes: (not Thursday afternoon)

Mrs Sharpe works with individual children and small groups in Beech class: every morning