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 democratically choose the theme for the class names. In 2016/17 all classes were named after animals, in 2017/18 they selected countries and now (2018/19), each class is named after a famous person. The famous people chosen will form part of the learning during the year.
In FS we have Sir David Attenborough and HRH Queen Elizabeth, Neil Armstrong and Julia Donaldson in Y1, Sir Mo Farah and Dele Alli in Y2, Roald Dahl and Lewis Hamilton in Y3, Shakespeare and Captain Cook in Y4, Emma Watson and Albert Einstein in Y5 and finally, David Walliams and Adele in Y6.
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.