How our classes are organised

Early Years Foundation Stage


Nursery: 3 to 4 year olds (5 x 3 hour sessions per week).

The children can begin attending the Nursery the term after their 3rd birthday.


Year R: Reception 4 to 5 years olds (full time in school).

Children start in Year R in the following their 4th birthday.


Our Foundation Stage pupils are taught in Rufford Class while they are nursery age and in Bramcote class once they reach reception age. All children in the Foundation Stage are taught according to the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum  'Development Matters'. At the end of the reception year, children are assessed on whether they have 'achieved the Early Learning Goal', 'Not achieved the Early Learning Goal', or 'Have exceeded the Early Learning Goal'. 


This curriculum is organised to deliver opportunities under the headings of seven areas: Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication & Language; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World; Physical Development; Expressive Arts & design. 


Key Stage 1 (KS1) used to be known as Infants.

Year 1 (Y1): 5 to 6 year olds.

Year 2 (Y2): 6 to 7 year olds. This is the year in which children sit the end of Key Stage 1 SATS


Key Stage 2 (KS2) used to be known as Juniors.

Year 3 (Y3): 7 to 8 year olds.

Year 4 (Y4): 8 to 9 year olds.

Year 5 (Y5): 9 to 10 year olds.

Year 6 (Y6): 10 to 11 year olds. This is the year in which children sit the end of Key Stage 2 SATS


All children in key stage two are assessed in English and Maths. Work is differentiated to meet the individual child's needs. We teach according to the National Curriculum 2015. Teachers use a variety of approaches in their teaching (whole class, individual and group work), which can be targeted according to ability and depending on the task. They are also aware that children have different preferred learning styles and keep this is mind when planning lessons.


Our aim is that all children feel safe and secure in the knowledge that there are consistent expectations about their behaviour, their work, their independence and their organisations skills.