Years 1 & 2 (A, C and E)
Mixed Year groups at St Boniface:
Nurturing aspect. Our teachers have their class of children for two years in a row and this enables them to get to know the children really well – this leads to planning for exactly what that child needs.
Our St Boniface family. Making friends in year above and below helps the community feel of school and children more comfortable interacting with older children.
Cooperation. Opportunities for younger children to be buddied up with a confident older child in their class. Mentoring skills for older children, peer support for younger children.
Raising attainment and self esteem for summer born. Summer born children are not youngest in class consistently – they get to be the more experienced older child every other year.
Targeted support. Younger children are stretched by being exposed to curriculum content for older students. Students who found topics/concepts challenging can be supported when revisiting them the following year, with a teacher who knows their gaps.
Setting a good example. Older children know routines and expectations and model these for younger.
Friendship opportunities. Children mixing with more children means they are more sociable.
All children at St Boniface are taught by outstanding teachers who teach what each child needs to learn at that time, supporting children when they need extra help and challenging those who are already confident to take their knowledge and understanding to a greater depth.