There are two classes per year group and approximately 30 children in each class. Learning Support Assistants ( LSAs) support learning in the classes and work with children on a 1:1 basis or in small groups.
Every year the children choose the theme for the class names. Last year all classes were named after animals, and this year, in a democratic vote, they selected countries. The countries chosen will form part of the learning during the year.
The two classes in the year group work closely together and curriculum coverage and homework is very similar. For school trips and special events, the two classes tend to work together.
In order to build friendships and social skills, classes 'buddy' up with a class in another year group for regular reading sessions and other activities such as maths games or sharing IPC topic work.