Rhinos’ Class are the oldest and largest class in the school. Working in the class are two teachers - Mrs Rogers and Mr Lewis - as well as experienced teaching assistants, Mrs Wrigley, Mrs Price, Mrs Chatterton and Mr Goodswen.
Our doors open at 8.50, though morning sessions begin at 9am and finish at 12.30. Afternoon sessions start at 1.15pm and end at 3.15. Throughout the morning children are predominatly taught English and maths by both teachers – in pairs, groups or as a whole class. In the afternoons pupils are helped with additional interventions, to improve their skills in the core subjects, whilst the class undertakes topic related work, computing, RE or PE. These topics cover subjects such as history, geography, science, music or art and change either on a half-termly or termly basis.
In Rhinos, PE sessions take place on Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings. All children need to bring a PE kit - including trainers - on both of these days.
Maths and English homework is given out on Fridays and should be completed and returned by the following Tuesday. In addition, on each Monday year 6 are given a list of differentiated spellings to be learned before a test on the Friday. Children are expected to read at home each evening and should return their home reading diary regularly to ensure they are monitored by the class teachers. Our library session takes place on Tuesday.
During the second full week of May, year 6 pupils participate in the Government’s Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs). The whole year-group are also trained as play-leaders, are expected to take on responsibilities and act as good role models throughout the year.
Meet the Staff
Mr Lewis Mrs Rogers Mrs Wrigley