Oak Class is made up of our Year 5 and Year 6 children. The class teacher is Mrs. Katrina Small and the class is supported by teaching assistants Mrs. Claire Wood and Miss Jen Howard.
The Oak Classroom is at the back of the school and looks out over the school field. In fine weather, the children sit outside on the patio under an awning to work.
Oak Class children, as the oldest children in the school, are encouraged to taken on special responsibilities within the school. House Captains and Sports Captains are elected annually and the children take their duties very seriously. They also act as ‘buddies’ for our youngest children and help them settle into school life and routine.
When children reach Year 6, they are offered the opportunity to take part in an annual residential visit to The Red Ridge Centre near Welshpool. The children take part in canoeing, rock climbing, zip wire, caving and other adventurous activities.
Children in this class regularly put on performances for parents, including at Christmas and for the end of year show. They take a lead role in our assemblies and in school life generally.
Over the past few years, the Year 6 children have fundraised during their last year with us to raise money for a ‘Year 6 end of school’ experience. .
Beech Class is our Lower Key Stage 2 Class and is made up of Year 3 and Year 4 children. The class teacher is Mrs. Susan Mealand and she is supported by Mrs. Jacqui Lewis and Miss Jen Howard.
In 2018 Beech Class took part in a residential trip to Oaker Wood Activity Centre.
Beech Class also have the opportunity for the whole class to learn a musical instrument. This year they are learning to play the Ukele . They have Forest School sessions, and swimming, tennis, cricket and rugby coaching. Every year they are involved in our Christmas productions and they also support Oak Class with the end of year play.
As in all the classes, Beech Class has several regular volunteers, either parents or members of the community, who come into school and listen to the children read.
Willow Class is our Key Stage 1 Class, made up of our Year 1 and Year 2 children. The class teacher is Mrs. Emma Mills and she is supported by Mrs. Angela Evans.
In this class, children move through their Key Stage 1 journey. Planning takes place jointly with the Reception class teacher so that children gain the benefit of both creative and more formal learning. Willow Class are lucky enough to have their own outdoor area outside their classroom where they can enjoy outdoor learning opportunities.
The children in Willow Class have the opportunity of learning to play the violins. A local musician comes into school weekly and teaches small groups of children. They also go to Forest School and have swimming and tennis coaching.
Rowan Class is for our Reception children and this is where they start they journey through Eardisley School. The class teacher is Miss Evans and she is supported by Mrs. Jan Ligema and Mrs. Kelly Gore.
The classroom offers a large area which allows sand, water and free play activities to take place alongside an area with a whiteboard, tables and seating for the core subjects to be explored.
The children have an adjoining cloakroom.
Rowan children also benefit from a large outdoor play area which can be accessed through ‘free-flow’ from the classroom. They have areas where they can dig, a playhouse and mud kitchen. They have their own wet weather suits and wellington boots so can enjoy this area whatever the weather.
For the past 2 years the children have learnt about the start of life through being able to watch eggs hatching in an incubator in the classroom. The eggs and the resulting chicks have caused considerable excitement across the school.
Each year the children take part in our school Christmas nativity production and also lead their own assembly for parents and the rest of the school.
Our children in this class are supported by their Year 6 ‘buddies’ who collect them for assembly each day and become reliable friends and role models.