An overview of our classes and a rationale behind how we structure our school.
Our school is a one form entry school who take pupils from Reception (4 - 5 year olds) to Year 6 (11 year olds). Pupils join us at different stages of their primary schooling and quickly settle into Woodsetton life.
We currently have 8 class groups at Woodsetton. Each class is named after a woodland creature and pupils are grouped according to need and stage of development. Individual EHC plans are used to inform provision and outcomes.
Pupils in our Lower Phase (Caterpillars, Badgers and Hedgehogs) follow an EYFS approach initially. They engage in a range of adult directed activities and have access to continuous provision style learning. There is a big focus on developing independence and embedding characteristics of effective learning. As our children move through this phase and their levels of independence grow, a more structured approach is introduced.
Our Upper Phase (Frogs, Owls, Squirrels, Butterflies and Woodpeckers) offer pupils a selection of personalised pathways. Most classes are organised by age but our Woodpecker class is a small mixed age group. Each class is structured according to the needs of each group. This can range from sensory learners, those that require higher levels of structure, nurture groups or groups that can access a faster pace of learning.
Pupils in Butterflies also prepare for transition to secondary school and focus on independence and developing the skills needed to do this successfully . The curriculum is designed to encourage pupils to self-manage, problem solve, work with others and apply skills in real world situations.
On each class page you can find lots of information about your child's class - what they are learning about, what they will be doing on each day, special visits etc. If you think there is anything missing that you would like to know more about, please let us know so that we can rectify it.
Hear what our children say...
“My favourite book is The BFG. The author is Roald Dahl. In the book I like Sophie because she has orange hair and orange is one of my favourite colours.”
A pupil in Squirrel Class