The first class in The Arbours is very much focused on settling into our school, making sure your child feels safe and secure and getting them on the route to learning and further development.
As in mainstream school, the classes work on the National Curriculum subjects. We concentrate on working in different ways using whole class teaching, small group, paired and individual approaches. We carefully adapt our teaching so that pupils can access the curriculum and have developed a range of techniques and strategies to ensure this.
Our classes for the 2014/2015 academic year are as follows;
Year 6 (1 class only ) Sharks, Mr John Hall
Year 5 Stingrays Miss Scarlett Merrill
Year 5 Dolphins Mr Stephen Clowes
Year 4 Manatees Miss Justine Coles and Miss Clare Appleby
Year 4 Seahorses Mr Ian Hickman
Year 3 Whales Miss Louise Armitt
Year 3 Jellyfish Mrs Laura Rainsbury
Year 2 Oysters Mrs Deborah Narciso
Year 2 Lobsters Miss Georgie Lowe
Year 1 Shrimps Miss Zoe Henman
Year 1 Sea Turtles Mrs Angela Rock (Assistant Head)
Year R Seals Mr Gareth Thomas
Year R Starfish Miss Sarah Lowe
Deputy Head Teacher Miss Janey Cooksley
Head Teacher Miss Kat Johnston
Senco Mrs Jill Fox
All classes are equipped with computers and interactive whiteboards, which are used to enhance and enrich the curriculum. This includes supervised use of educational sites on the internet. We also have a well-equipped computer suite that we use for whole class ICT teaching.
Playtimes are fun as the children are able to use our well-equipped playground under the watchful eye of the supervisors. A variety of playground games are also provided such as skipping, bubbles, and bat & ball. Our extensive grounds also provide opportunities for studying the environment.
To find out more about each class individually please see the menu on the left-hand side of the page.