South End Junior School

Telephone 01933 314 611
Email schooladmin@southend-jun.northants.sch.uk

Classes

Our school is made up of four areas which are associated with  a name and colour. The learning environment of each area also reflects  these colours on their focus walls and their furnishings.

Part of our role at South End is to prepare our children for the world we live in. More and more change and being able to cope with change plays such a main part of the lives we lead. Our children need to be adaptable and be able to mix with so many different people. One way in which we help them to do this is mixing our classes each year. This is managed by our class teachers and they ensure there remains a good mix of gender, ability and friendships in the class settings. Children will always have at least one friend with them in their new class setting.

As well as the yearly class changes we also have a very flexible approach to class teaching on a daily basis. Our key aim is to ensure children access the pitch perfect teaching they need at that time. We are very lucky in the fact we have three classes in each year group. This means children may move between maths and literacy groupings during the term. Class teachers will make these decisions as and when is required using their own professional judgement. We promote team teaching between our colleagues so children will develop their flexibility and skills in dealing with change as it will be very much part of their time at South End.

We are proud that feedback from our Secondary colleagues always praises our South End children when adapting to life in the secondary setting!

Our Year 3 classes are named after famous artists; Ayres, Matisse and Picasso

Our Year 4 classes are named after famous authors; Dahl, Lewis and Rowling

Our Year 5 classes are named after famous inventors; Archimedes, Da Vinciand Engelbart

Our Year 6 classes are named after famous scientists; Aristotle, Galileo and Einstein

(click on each class name to find out more about the famous people whose names we have chosen)