We have 4 separate classes at Tibberton:
The youngest children are in the Reception class. Teachers in this class plan work following the Foundation Stage Curriculum which covers children being taught between the ages of three and five in all settings. The school and the Reception class have very close links with Tibberton Early Years which is sited next to the Reception class. The children often work together and take trips together. The staff liaise and plan together.
The class teachers are Mrs Bridgens and Mrs Dockray supported by Mrs Penny Meredith and Mrs Williams.
These two year groups are known as Key Stage One and they follow the National Curriculum of ten subjects. At the end of Year 2 the class teacher assesses the children in literacy and numeracy. The teacher may call upon information from any tests used but the KS1 levels they report are their assessment of the children’s work over a the year.
Mrs Kitto and Mrs Carslake teach this class, supported by Miss Hughes
These are the first 2 years of Key Stage Two where the children’s work continues to be planned around the ten National Curriculum subjects.
Mrs Horton and Mrs Ledger share the teaching this class, with the support of Mrs Hatcher and Mrs Desai
During Year 5 the children’s parents begin to think of which secondary school they want to choose, as any arrangements need to be made at the very start of the following year. Year 6 children travel to the Isle of Wight for a week’s residential trip together with children from the other three schools in our cluster. We have many school teams and enter many competitions and the children from this class have opportunities to represent the school in these teams. At the end of Year 6 the children take national tests, Key Stage 2 SATs, in literacy, numeracy and science.
Miss Goldsmith teaches Years 5 & 6, supported by Mrs D Williams and Mrs Parker