About Our Classes
We have four classes which are organised as follows:
Red Class - Reception
Blue Class - Year 1
Yellow Class – Year 2 and Year 3
Orange Class – Year 3 and Year 4
Red Class has a full time teacher, Mrs Mirza. Yellow Class is taught four days a week by Mrs Burton and Mr Uren teaches on the fifth. Blue Class is taught by Mrs Simcox and Miss Eldon. Orange Class is taught by Mrs Herbert. Each class has at least one part time teaching assistant to help support the pupils' learning.
For four days a week we are able to 'set' for Maths and Phonics/spelling in Yellow and Orange Class. This means that children are taught in year group groups of around 20 pupils.
Teachers plan through topics based on the National Curriculum. The progress of each child is rigorously monitored and challenging targets are set according to individual ability. Children with special educational needs are quickly identified and appropriate provision is put into place. Where necessary the help of specialist external support services is used to support individual children. More able and gifted/talented children are also given appropriate support and challenge through quality first teaching. We also hold many gifted and talented workshops as well as STEM workshops with our middle school and high school partners throughout the year.
We recognise the importance of communication between school and parents and we are always willing to discuss any aspect of the pupils' education and welfare. We hold parent discussion evenings twice a year when parents and teachers can meet to discuss the work and progress of the children. A written report is sent home in July. In addition to this, parents have the opportunity to speak to class teachers at the beginning and end of each day, as well as have direct class emails. Tappestry is used in Reception class to communicate between home and school as well as share learning experiences.