Our Classes

The school has five classes which means that there are mixed aged groups in each class. At the end of the Summer Term the children are allocated to their ‘new’ classes and spend a day with their new class and class teacher. The class arrangements are organised by the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team.

Little Oaks Preschool

Little Oaks Preschool welcomes children from the age of 2years. Set in a beautiful rural setting it provides children with an opportunity to play and learn whilst developing the foundations required for a successful transition into primary school.

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Pre-School Group Leader:
Nikki Brimecombe

Maple Class

Maple class is made up of children from both the Reception Year and Year 1.

A very warm welcome to Maple Class. We are a mixed class of Reception and Year 1 children. Maple Class has a dedicated team of adults who are passionate about teaching in the early years. Mrs Few is the class teacher, with many years of experience in both Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. She is the Early Years Leader and works closely with Little Oaks staff. Mrs Harwood is our full-time teaching assistant. She is very skilful at supporting children in developing their speech and language skills.

We are passionate about giving our children the best possible start to their journey through school, preparing them for the next stage in their education by developing confidence, independence, and a love of learning. In Maple Class we believe in fun, active learning that engages the children and allows them to explore the world around them through purposeful play and planned activities. Our rich and creative curriculum is carefully planned to reflect the interests of the children and offer new experiences and challenges. Many of our activities are based on favourite stories and poems, encouraging an interest in reading and developing those crucial early reading skills. Maple and Cherry Class teachers work closely together to ensure that children in Y1 experience a more structured curriculum that builds on the foundation stage and develops the skills required in KS1.

Our outdoor area is an important part of the learning environment and gives us the opportunity to cultivate an interest in the natural world and how to look after it. Children also enjoy playing in our large sandpit, outside kitchen and with the many exciting resources in our shed!

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Maple (Reception/Y1):

Mrs Fran Few

Cherry Class

Cherry class is a mixed class of Years 1 and 2.

 

Hello and welcome to Cherry Class. Cherry Class is a mixed-age group class of year 1 and 2 children who would love to talk to you about their ‘growth mindset’! In Cherry class, you’ll find Miss Roberts, who is the school lead for phonics and PSHE, as well as her two fabulous teaching assistants, Mrs Doherty and Mrs Durrell. Cherry Class are responsible for the school bee hive and love to learn about their importance within the environment. By the end of Cherry Class, the children will have a love of nature as they enjoy so many outside experiences.

Alongside a rich and diverse curriculum, the children will learn in a variety of fun ways through engaging topics, through which rich experiences help build their learning. Each week, they look forward to collecting more Dojo points for brilliant work and behaviour, so they can work towards getting a class treat at the end of each half term. The children enjoy coming up with new ideas for treats, including classroom discos and afternoon teas! Miss Roberts and the children in Cherry love to share stories, as well as their love for 90’s pop music! If there is any opportunity to sing and dance, they will take it!

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Cherry (Y1/2):

Miss Ellie Roberts

Birch Class

Birch class is a mixed class of Years 3 and 4. Work is carefully differentiated to suit all ages and abilities.

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Birch (Y3/Y4):
Miss Jenny Bouck-Standen

Holly Class

Holly Class has a mix of Years 4 and 5.

Welcome to Holly class  – the class of fractions and cake! In this classroom, you will find Mrs Palin, who is the deputy head teacher, Mrs Stone and their very artistic teaching assistant , Mrs Deadman.

Children will experience applied learning that engages and inspires. A love of learning is a must for every child and this is established through positive relationships with their peers, teachers and the self-belief built during their time in Holly Class. Children continue to develop independence and pride in their work. It is imperative for the children to have fun, laugh, and enjoy themselves whilst also respecting the purpose of learning. This combination beautifully marries the passion for learning, progress and a happy child.

The Holly Class team believes in bringing learning to life. The children will often engage in drama-related exercises in English to start a topic. In maths, the team is known to have a passion for fractions and it is believed, in Holly, there is no better way to understand fractions than using food!

 

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Holly (Y5/Y6):

Mrs Charlotte Palin

Deputy Headteacher

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Holly (Y5/Y6):

Mrs Gemma Stone

Willow Class

Willow class, caters for all our Year 6 children and a number of Year 5s.

 

Welcome to Willow Class.

Willow class is a mix of year 5 and 6 pupils and is taught by myself (Miss Constable) with Mrs Webb supporting the learning in class. I am very passionate about making learning fun and memorable for the children so they can achieve their best. I teach this class as well as being part of the Senior Leadership Team and the school's SENCo.

In Willow children are empowered to believe in themselves, take on challenges and become confident learners before their transition to secondary school. The year 6 children are also given the opportunity to be a prefect in the school, taking on responsibilities from giving tours to prospective parents to running the buddy bench at lunchtime.

The most memorable experiences for children in Willow class tend to be our residential trip, the end of year production, the year 6 water fight, the staff vs year 6 rounders’ match and their leavers day. These are some of the special opportunities we give our year 6’s to make their last year of primary school both memorable and special.

Our favourite saying in Willow is ‘have courage and be kind’ this is something I hope to instill in all the children I teach.

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Willow (Y5/Y6):

Miss Alex Constable

Senior Teacher (Inclusion)

Pupil Welfare

In all aspects of school life we seek to secure the moral, spiritual, cultural and social development of our pupils. Turners Hill is a very caring school. Staff discuss children regularly and those in need of special help are noted by all the staff employed at our school. The Head is involved with all children who have problems of any kind and calls parents in when it is necessary. We value highly the close partnership we have with our parents in all aspects of school life.