At present there are two classes:
- Acorn Class Foundation, Years 1 and 2 Children aged - 3+to 7
- Oak Class Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 Children aged - 7 to 11
Acorn Class has access to the outside play/learning areas which are well equipped for FS/KS1 children. The children from Oak Class also use this and the rest of the outside space for learning and play activities.
The mixed age, mixed ability nature of both classes provides us with the flexibility to meet each child’s needs and encourages the children to respect each other’s strengths and talents.
We use the school hall or village hall, for physical education, drama and dance lessons. Oak Class also use the facilities and trained sports coaches at Malton Sports Centre. In the spring term each year, the children have a 10 week course of swimming lessons at the St. Alban Centre Pool. The school takes part in inter-school sporting competitions as part of the Ryedale School Sports Partnership.
The curriculum is planned on two (Acorn Class) and four (Oak Class) year cycles. This avoids duplication and ensures progression. We work thematically, linking the learning for each curriculum area to overarching themes. It is enriched by visitors to school and educational visits out of school and is exciting and relevant.