KS1 and KS2 children are divided into three classes.
Class One is a mixed year class of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
Class Two is a mixed year class of Year 3 and Year 4.
Class Three is a mixed Year Class of Year 5 and 6.
Each class has a class teacher and at least one additional adult working alongside the teacher to support pupils.
In addition to the core subjects: English, Mathematics and Science
we have a varied timetable that includes woodwind instrument tuition, French, PHSE, Religious Education, Sport, swimming (one term), Big Writing and History and Geography cross curricular session.
We have a specialist teacher who teaches Art, Design and Technology on Wednesdays to Class 1 and Fridays to Class 2 and Class 3.We regularly contribute to local and regional art competitions and shows and have been very successful in securing recognition of the pupils' talents.
Some older children have had their writing published in a publication of children's writing from the Eastern area.
We are part of the MEWS Family of Schools with four other Primary Schools. The funding is used to support staff and pupils towards raising standards and progress.
Computer skills are taught and implemented in all subjects and are an integral part of the curriculum. We follow the 2014 computing curriculum and have purchased resources to support programming and bug fixing.
In KS1 the children have a wide and varied curriculum that incorporates phonic learning through the Letters and Sounds programme.
The KS1 teacher is a MAST (maths specialist teacher) and has a passion for helping children see maths as an exciting and fun subject.
Throughout the school a creative and active approach to learning is pursued wherever possible, enhanced by opportunities to learn through real and first hand experiences. We take the opportunity to add to the curriculum by inviting visitors into school and by arranging trips to a variety of venues.
The pupils participate in different sporting events where they compete against other schools. We have a volunteer football coach who teaches football skills and arranges matches against other schools. Premier Sports run a KS1 and KS2 after school sports club.
The Cricket Foundation's 'Chance to Shine' provide a cricket coach during the summer term who delivers coaching to the KS2 children. We participate in an annual swimming gala and an inter schools cross country event.
The school staff run other clubs after school during the year which vary term to term.
Our Year 6 pupils participate in a residential trip. In recent years they have joined with the Year 6 from two nearby primary schools who they meet up with on several occasions throughout their time at Bedfield School. These shared events are part of our transition activities to prepare children for High School. We hold several events with the pupils from our pyramid primary school at various stages from KS1 to Year 6. We take the Year 6 pupils from Bedfield and two of our neighbouring schools to a water sports centre where they can experience canoing, sailing and wind surfing.
Staff from Debenham High School work with our teachers in KS2 to link the work from Primary School to High School. We have worked alongside the Maths Co-ordinator, English Co-ordinator and
PE Co-ordinator and the Science department have held Science enrichment days for our Year 5 pupils each Summer Term.
We have an ongoing project with Debenham High School and its feeder primary schools that is funded through the Suffolk County Council Challenge Fund. It is the Resilience Project and we are aiming to build a resilience mindset for our pupils.