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Flexibility

From time to time, additional arrangements are made to create the most effective classes.

Bawdsey also has the flexibility to transfer individual pupils between learning groups for different subjects, depending on their needs and aptitudes.

It is fully recognised at Bawdsey Primacy School that the child benefits most where the home and school work in close partnership. The parental contributions to children's learning have a positive impact on the rate of each child's progress.

 

Starfish Class (1) 

Starfish Class is an Early Years Foundation Stage Unit which includes Nursery, Reception and year 1 children. Ages 2 - 6 
The unit leader and main class teacher is Mr Hogben, with Mrs Goddard as an additional teacher. Mrs Backhouse is our unit's Nursery Nurse, Mrs Collins the EYFS practitioner and Mrs Lincoln the HLTA.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) applies to children from birth to the end of the reception year. In our school, we have Nursery provision from age 2 and Reception year during the year the child turns 5. Children are admitted into the Foundation Stage in accordance with Suffolk County Council admissions regulations. (Compulsory schooling begins at the start of the term after a child’s fifth birthday). Key stage 1 begins for our children at the beginning of Year 1. Children are admitted to the Governor led Nursery upon successful in-school application as they turn 2 or 3. See the school office for more information. 

 

Seahorse Class (2) 

Seahorse Class | Key Stage 1 and lower KS2 | Years  2 & 3. Ages 6 - 8
The Class teachers are Mrs Simoes and Mrs Rankin who is also our Vice Senior Teacher.

This is the middle class with children aged 6 to 8 years old. By the time they arrive in Class 2 the children have a good grounding in the basics of reading, writing, maths and science, so here is where we build on that and create an environment where the children can really develop these skills and discover new ones. Children are given any support needed to fulfil their potential and high-flyers can explore a rich curriculum, broaden their interests and investigate new areas they discover that they enjoy. In Class 2 we nurture enthusiasm for and the enjoyment of learning.

 

Turtle Class (3) 

Turtles Class | Key Stage 2 | Years 4, 5 & 6. Ages 9 - 11
The Class teacher is Miss Mee who is also our Senior Teacher.

I believe the main objective as class teacher is to prepare the children for the next phase of their education. That is why I am so passionate about building their reading, writing and mathematics capabilities to as high a standard as possible. However, I also recognise that children should be well motivated and enjoy their learning, so Class 3 includes many exciting and practical projects throughout the three years. 

We also provide lots of trips for the children to build their life-skills outside the classroom, for example we go on a week-long residential trip and we also go on many day trips (such as to The Royal Albert Hall, the aviation museum, and to the local mosque).

In class 3 I believe individual talents and interests should be celebrated and promoted, therefore we take part in many sporting, art, and computing competitions too.

Dolphin Class (am only)

Mrs Head and Mrs Darke share the teaching for year 4 and selected children from years 5 and 6.