Class Structure

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The children at Stoke Row are grouped into four separate classes: one for pupils in Reception Year, the second for Key Stage 1 and two other classes for Key Stage 2. The maximum intake in our reception class is 15. Our class names were chosen by our pupils and are all linked to water which used to be only accessible in Stoke Row via our well!

Bubble Class (led by Mrs Deacon) is where our youngest pupils start when they join Stoke Row. They are based in our newly built Sapling Building and have their own special outdoor learning area with sand pit, mud kitchen and outdoor play equipment.

Raindrop Class (led by Mrs Head) is the home of our Year 1 and Year 2 pupils; they are next door to Bubble Class in The Sapling Building. The classroom is bright and spacious with a home corner linked to their area of learning and cosy tent to read in. There are lots of practical resources for maths and a trolley of laptops.

River Class (led by Mrs Zabel and Mrs Hughes) marks the beginning of Key Stage 2; Year 3 and Year 4. This is a large classroom based in the original school building. There is a lovely cosy area for reading, a trolley of laptops, lots of wonderful books to explore and plenty of practical equipment to support learning. The classroom overlooks our playground and astro-turf football pitch.

Ocean Class (led by Mrs Fraser and Mrs Gilsenan) is the home of pupils in Year 5 and 6; also based in our main building, the classroom is big and light. It is well-equipped with a class library, reference books and other resources to support learning. There is a specially designed maths exploration area and ‘achievement archive’ where pupils choose work to display which they are really proud of.

The attainment and progress of each pupil is tracked carefully and individual pupil targets, designed to ensure good progress, are agreed at the beginning of each new term. Teachers plan each lesson carefully to ensure that each pupil makes progress towards his or her target during the lesson.

The school has a number of experienced teaching assistants who support groups and individuals in literacy and mathematics lessons.

The mixed year group classes enable the teachers to get to know the children and their individual needs extremely well. The class structure also promotes friendships between pupils across different year groups which enhance the family atmosphere in the school.

In the summer term all the children moving class have taster sessions in their new classes to ensure that they are prepared for the change in September and they quickly settle into their new routines.

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