Early Years Foundation Stage
This includes Nursery and Reception Class children, and all are taught in the Foundation Stage Unit - this is a separate building separated from the main school by the playground. All children attend whole school assembly once a week, use the school hall every day and Reception Class children spend lunchtime in the main school.
Nursery - children start nursery as soon as possible after their 3rd birthday, as long as there is a space. They attend for 3 hours a day - either every morning or every afternoon.
Reception Class - children enter the Reception in class in the September after their 4th birthday. This is full time school.
Key Stage 1
This includes Year 1 and Year 2 children (between the ages of 5 and 7 years). Lessons in Key Stage 1 are more formal that in Foundation Stage, but children still have access to outdoor learning and practical activities. There are 3 classes.
Key Stage 2
This includes children from Year 3 to Year 6 (between the ages of 7 and 11 years). By the end of Year 6 children will be prepared for the move to secondary school. There are 4 classes with an additional class every morning for maths and English to enable effective provision for the wide range of abilities in our school.
Provision for children with Special Educational Needs
We operate a Support Base for children who have difficulty with their social and emotional development or have mental health difficulties. This Support Base is divided into 2 classes and accepts children from other schools across Stockton, as well as children from within our own school -
Butterflies - a class for 8 children from Reception - Year 2.
Oasis - a class for 8 children from Year 3 - Year 6
Children in both classes are often undergoing assessment to establish the nature of their difficulty. They will then move on to Specialist Provision that can cater for their needs.
For some children, the provision at Frederick Nattrass meets their needs well and they remain with us for as long as they need this level of support