Each of the reception, year one and year two classes has a full-time qualified teaching assistant, who supports the class teacher.
The children are taught by specialist teachers in some subjects such as modern foreign languages, information and communication technology, music, science and physical education. Pupils also have a regular swimming lesson.
The children in the infant department have a separate playground as well as being able to use the main junior school playground and fields for their supervised playtimes.
At the end of year two, most children move automatically from the Infant department into the junior department.
There are two or three parallel classes in each of the four years. In year three and four the class teacher teaches his or her class for most subjects, although some subjects are taught by specialist staff. More specialist teaching is introduced in the final two years. The children are based in their own classrooms but move to specialist teaching rooms for some subjects.
We hope that this brief information is useful and will provide you with an insight into the work your child will be doing this term.
Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s form teacher or to Mrs Claire Nichols, the curriculum coordinator.