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Taproot Class

Taproot Classroom

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Staff have worked extremely hard to fulfil as much of the Department for Education guidance as possible, including minimising contact and maintaining the most hygienic environment for the school community. They have removed as much of the sources of possible contamination and spread as they can and this will be reviewed regularly. Strict protocols will be in place for those returning to school for the safety of everyone. The classrooms will be very different to how the children remember them. We would be very grateful if you could prepare them for these changes when they return to school.

Welcome to Taproot Class!


What is a taproot? The acorn sends a shoot upward, the taproot. This is the first stage in the transformation of the acorn into the mighty oak tree. The taproot searches out and provides vital nutrients and water as well as anchoring the tree to the ground. In Taproot Class we gain vital knowledge which forms the roots of our learning and enables us to grow into strong and stable learners. 


Taproot class is a mixed class of Year One and Year Two children. In Taproot our teachers are Mrs Salisbury (Monday to Wednesday) and Mrs Hartley (Thursday and Friday).  In our class we also have Mrs English and Mrs Wood who help us with our learning. We do Maths, English and Phonics every morning and other subjects, such as Geography, Music, Art, History, ICT, PSHE and PE in the afternoons. 


There is an element of play based learning in our lessons and we work in different groups throughout the day, gradually becoming more independent in our written work over the two years that we spend in this class. We sing lots of songs to help us remember important things and often play learning games inside and outside of the classroom. 


Number Bond Song

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Mrs Salisbury singing the song to help children learn their number bonds.