We try hard to help the children to feel confident in our school community. We want them to know that they will always be valued as individuals.
Reception class - Early years foundation stage
Years 1 and 2 - Keystage 1
We feel that it is important that the youngest children are in the smallest classes that we can manage.
The government's maximum planned class size for this age is 30.
In smaller classes we feel that we are able to help the children to settle in well and to gain confidence in their learning and social development. The progress of each child is the responsibility of their class teacher, although children may work with a number of other teachers, teaching assistants and helpers during the school day.
In 2012 / 13 there will be two single classes in keystage one, a year 1 class and a year 2 class.
Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6 - Keystage 2
In 2012 / 13 there will be 3 classes, a year 3 class, a year 4/5 class and a year 5/6 class. When we split a year group it is done as fairly as possible with children's date of birth being used.
Children may be grouped for some activities with others from their year or with those who are working at a similar level.
All classes have at least one learning support assistant.
Small Group work
Throughout their time in school, we try to ensure that children will have the opportunity to work in small groups. These may be supported by an additional teacher or classroom assistant. They may be working with a parent or other helper in school. In each case the small groups help the children to develop their social understanding as well as to work at some special project or skill. All adults working with children have CRB checks carried out.