Class Organisation and Mixed Year Groups
At Chawton we have an intake each year of 20 new Year R children. For their first year at Chawton they stay as a class of 20, with two adults supporting them at all times (teacher and Early Years Assistant).
Once they have completed the Early Years Foundation Stage, they will move into Year 1 the following September, beginning their learning journey through Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and onto Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6).
At Chawton, to ensure that class sizes remain at a maximum of 30 we organise our classes by splitting Year 2 and Year 5, and mixing classes:
Oak Class - Year R
Maple Class - All of Year 1 and some of Year 2
Beech Class - Some of Year 2 and all of Year 3
Yew Class - All of Year 4 and some of Year 5
Sycamore Class - Some of Year 5 and all of Year 6
Mixed Year Group Planning
We have worked hard with Hampshire County Council subject advisors, as well as other schools, to create a Chawton model of planning that ensures every child receives excellent teaching of the appropriate National Curriculum content relevant to them, in order to enable them to fulfil their potential. Our teachers work closely as a team, and split year group class teachers plan together to ensure parity across the classes for the split year group.
This model of organisation and planning has proved extremely successful, and we have many very happy children and parents to support this, as well as fantastic progress and attainment!
If you have any questions about our class organisation, please do speak with us so we can explain in further detail.