Welcome to Finmere CofE Primary School and Preschool

Redwood Class

The children in Redwood class are years 3 and 4.  They are taught core subjects, maths, writing, reading, history, geography and science in the mornings.  In the afternoons they joined by Oak class for physical education, music, religious education, french, design technology, art, information technology and personal, social, heath, education.


The Redwood Team: Mrs Nancy Batsford, Mrs Sarah Lane, Mrs Kerri Hughes


A note form the teacher:

I have taught in a wide variety of settings including 3-form entry London schools; small village schools; Kew Gardens and Westminster Abbey. This is my eighth year at Finmere school and, whilst working in the most beautiful environment imaginable, continue to value the everyday joys and challenges of teaching mixed age group classes.

I believe that the world is there to be learnt about and endeavour to share this approach and enthusiasm with the children. Our new curriculum really supports this; it is exciting to teach and rewarding to learn, and we can see children flourish. We meticulously ensure that basic skills are in place and our reading and writing expectations are ambitious.

As English Lead, I am committed to ensuring everybody learns these skills in a safe, calm, and purposeful environment which enables all children to read with pleasure and write with aplomb. Finmere is a wonderful school to work in: I am part of an excellent teaching team with a real can-do spirit, and the children are lovely too!


Mrs Nancy Batsford

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