Classes

Our school is made up of three classes, Hafren (Foundation Phase) and Coed CochElystan (Key Stage 2).  As a small, rural school, our classes mix and play very happily together.

Foundation Phase: Dosbarth Hafren

Children begin their school life at Leighton in Hafren (Reception), completing their Foundation Phase studies through Years 1 and 2.  Hafren is led by Miss Jess Wallington, and Mr Harte, supported by Mrs Sharon Mead, and Mrs Sarah Richards throughout the week.

We take a lot of time and pride in ensuring that your child is settled and happy during their time in the Foundation Phase, with an open door policy for parents to feel a real part of school life.

Underpinned by the development of key literacy and numeracy skills, children will learn about the world around them based on Foundation Phase outcomes.  Most learning in the Foundation Phase is through structured play, as the foundation for lifelong learning.

Key Stage 2: Dosbarth Coed Coch & Dosbarth Elystan

Children begin their Key Stage 2 studies in Coed Coch, progressing on to Elystan as the prelude to their move on to High School studies.

  • Coed Coch (lower Key Stage 2, Y3/4) is led by class teacher Mrs Cheryl Leach.
  • Elystan (upper Key Stage 2, Y5/6) is led by class teacher Miss Tara Harries.

Throughout the week both classes are supported by Mrs Sarah Richards.

Throughout Key Stage 2 children are introduced to a more formal way of learning, with a range of topics used to consolidate and continue to develop more advanced literacy and numeracy skills.

  • Literacy and numeracy Framework (LNF)

The LNF has been introduced by the Welsh Government to help the children of Wales develop excellent literacy and numeracy skills during their time at school.

The framework enables all teachers to monitor pupil progress against year on year expectations for literacy and numeracy. Using this information will assist the school to identify how best to challenge and support all our learners.

The LNF helps children transfer skills taught in English and Maths to other areas of the curriculum. These are taught throughout the school.