We have 45 children in each year group throughout school. Because of this, we have split classes in each phase. In Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) we have:
- Class 1 (all Year 1 children)
- Class 1/2 (Year 1 and Year 2 children)
- Class 2 (all Year 2 children)
In Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4) we have:
- Class 3 (all Year 3 children)
- Class 3/4 (Year 3 and Year 4 children)
- Class 4 (all Year 4 children)
In Upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6) we have:
- Class 5 (all Year 5 children)
- Class 5/6 (Year 5 and Year 6 children)
- Class 6 (all Year 6)
We ensure that our teaching covers the national curriculum objectives in a progressive manner, that allows for a broad and balanced curriculum. Children don't repeat but build on prior learning. To do this, our cucciruclum is delivered in a 2 year rolling programme. The exception to this is Reception. Reception children learn together in the Reception unit. Teachers cover the Early Years Framework over the year, adapting learning according to children's interests and needs.
Throughout school, 'Big Questions' or 'Provocative Statements' are used as the main focus for each unit of learning. The aim is that questions/statements are, as much as possible, moral, social and/or cultural. The questions and statements used:
- promote thinking,
- allow for deeper learning,
- promote dialogue and discussion,
- give children the opportunity to change their views as they learn more
- enable children to agree and/or disagree, supporting them to share their opinions respectfully.
By the end of a unit of learning children can answer the 'Big Question' or discuss the 'Provocative Statement', using their learning to support their tihnking, giving well-informed arguments.
The 'Big Question' or 'Provocative Statement' supports not only British Values but reinforces our 6 key Christian values and helps us to prepare our children to be 'Ready for the Future'.