Mixing and rebalancing classes
At Firs Farm we re-balance classes at the end of Reception, Year 2 and Year 4. This allows an opportunity to mix the classes to ensure we have a balance of abilities and at times gender. It also allows us an opportunity to look at class dynamics and ensure they are effective.
We mix these year groups as these are end of key stages/curriculum and allows classes to be at their most effective when they start the new key stage.
We will start this process during the Summer Term. Children will be asked to pick friends that they would like to have in their new class and once we have this information class teachers and senior leaders balance the classes. They use information on children's ability and progress in class alongside other information. We will tell children and parents/carers in Summer 2 when we will also have a number of transition activities before we break up.
Below you can find documents that will provide further details and there is also 2 videos to watch of some children from Year 5 and 6 talking about their experiences.
There are also the links to the forms for Year 2 rebalancing and Reception. Please only complete one form.