Class Organisation

The education system in the UK is organized so that children pass through different stages.  They begin in the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception classes)  progress into Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and then move into Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5,and 6) the final part of the Primary Phase.  Transfer to Key Stage 3 begins the Secondary Phase.

At Four Acres the way we organize the children into classes depends mainly on two factors: the numbers of children in different age groups, our assessment of children’s needs.   This year we decided to make mixed-age classes in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4).  Having three mixed-age classes in each Key Stage enables us to make classes smaller and create teams of teachers who plan together under the guidance of the Key Stage leader.  This also means that classes can collaborate more when working on projects and topics.

We also have a well-established nurture group class (Sunflowers) which runs in the afternoons. Children in Sunflowers receive support to remove any barriers to learning they are encountering.  They attend for as long as they need before returning to their own class on a full-time basis, typically within two to four terms.

For more detailed information about the classes click on a class name and you will be taken to the Class Page.

Classes in 2017-18


Miss Perry

Miss Williams

Miss Edwards

Mrs Filer/Miss Cooper

Mrs Frohlich

Miss Holland

Mr Laken

Mr Knapper

Mrs Dobson/Mrs May

Mr Saunders

Miss Crocker

Mrs Phillips

Teaching Assistant

Ms Press/Ms Williams/Ms Pugh 

Mrs Phillips-Knight

Miss Helley/Miss Winstone

Miss Whittard

Mr Dunleavy

Mrs Jones

Mrs Yeatman

Miss Bragg

Miss Nickless

Miss Cunha

Ms Whittle

Mrs Yeatman

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