We currently have 100 children in our school organised into four classes. This means that we have the luxury of mostly small numbers and a good proportion of adult to child ratio.
Reception (Foundation Stage) pupils aged between four and five years old.
Teachers: Mrs Hornig
Wren class is a wonderful place for the children to learn and develop the skills which will help them secure a good basis on which to build future learning. The emphasis is on high quality, varied experiences through play, enabling them to discover and gain knowledge at first hand, as well as acquiring basic skills in literacy and numeracy. In this environment, our children become enthusiastic, inquisitive and independent learners. In this way children are well equipped with the skills and knowledge required for the National Curriculum, which they start as they move into Year 1. Throughout the Reception Year the children are assessed against the Foundation Stage Profile. This assessment is mainly observation-based and is used to build a picture of the children’s skills and abilities.
Year 1 and 2 pupils aged between five and seven years old.
Teacher: Mrs Wilson/Mr Bryant
In Years 1 and 2, children are taught the National Curriculum through topic-based Schemes of Work. Depending on the size of year groups, some of our Year 1’s work in wren class on the same curriculum as all children in Key stage 1. Their learning consists largely of active, practical activities so that children develop their skills and knowledge through experience and investigation. The basic reading, writing and maths skills are applied throughout the curriculum. Adults encourage children to discover for themselves through careful questioning to extend the children’s learning. Each classroom has specific areas of learning to ensure consistency of approach across the key stage. Children have access to a writing area, book corner, maths area, role play, art and craft area, sand or water exploration, computers, construction equipment and outdoor garden areas. At the end of Year 2, pupils are given a Teacher Assessment that is submitted to the Local Authority. These assessments include observations, work samples and other informal tests.
Year 3 and 4 pupils aged between 7 and 9 years old.
Teacher: Mr England
Year 5 and 6 pupils aged between 9 and 11 years old
Teacher: Miss Prichard/Mrs Perkins
These are the four year groups(3-6) in Key Stage Two. The children are taught in a variety of groupings, whole class, ability grouped and in small groups when appropriate. We endeavour to develop the children’s learning skills by encouraging them to initiate their own questions and using a wide variety of sources to find the answers and present this information to their peers. The curriculum is based around broad topics that encompass a range of subjects. Cross-curricular links are made wherever possible to provide meaningful contexts in which the children can apply their learning, literacy and numeracy skills. There is national testing in May for Year 6. Individual results are published to parents showing the level the child has reached in relation to the nationally expected achievements for that age group.