The children of Checkendon School are grouped into four separate classes: one for pupils in Reception Year, the second for Key Stage 1 and two other classes for Key Stage 2. There are never more than fifteen children in the Reception class.
Owlet Class is where our youngest pupils start when they join Checkendon School. They have a purpose-built Reception classroom with a well-equipped outdoor learning area as well as direct access to the school field.
Owl Class is the home of our Year 1 and Year 2 pupils; their spacious classroom has a class library with comfy cushions; lots of new banded reading books, dictionaries and atlases; practical resources for maths; a trolley of laptops and all kinds of art and DT materials.
Panda Class marks the beginning of Key Stage 2; Year 3 and Year 4. This large classroom has an outdoor learning area, an adjacent quiet learning zone (for 1:1 reading with volunteers or other interventions), an art area, a trolley of laptops, a class library with funky cushions, and lots of useful practical equipment to support learning.
Rhino Class is the home of pupils in Year 5 and 6; their well-equipped classroom has a trolley of laptops, a well-stocked class library, reference books and other resources to support learning and large windows on two sides overlooking the playground and the school field. It adjoins our small kitchen.