Kingsdown School currently has 122 pupils, divided into twelve classes, all named after animals well-known to the children.
For details of each class - number of pupils, teachers and topic term - please refer to the section below.
Just like real bears we have our own unique personalities, value our friendships, share our resources and enjoy engaging in social play.
This year, Bears' Class Teachers are Abbie, and Mel. There are 11 pupils in the class.
As true crocodiles we like to test the waters and hungrily snap up good learning. There is no sitting on the rocks for us.
This year, Crocodiles' Class Teachers are Vanessa and Mel. There are 11 pupils in the class.
As ducklings we are very entertaining and sociable creatures who like to stick together and return to a familiar location. We very quickly change our appearance from cute and fuzzy to become handsome specimens who love water play and are curious about our environment.
This year, Ducklings' Class Teachers are Amanda and Jane. There are 10 pupils in the class.
Just like elephants we are companionable, gentle creatures who like to spend our day drinking, bathing, wallowing, dusting, playing and resting.
This year, Elephants' Class Teachers are Sophie and Katie. There are 11 pupils in the class.
Just like our tropical cousins we are bold, colourful and come in all shapes and sizes
This year, Fish's Class Teachers are Kirsty and Becky. There are 7 pupils in the class.
Giraffes are good looking, confident, uncompromising and love to be the centre of attention. They gallop through life.
This year, Giraffes' Class Teachers are Ceilidh and Katie. There are 10 pupils in the class.
We are not the shy, spikey, dormant creatures you may expect. Just like our hedgehog namesakes we are very curious and it is most likely that we are active when you are not!
This year, Hedgehogs' Class Teachers are Toni and Katie. There are 9 pupils in the class.
Just like real kangaroos our class are very energy efficient and strong swimmers.
This year, Kangaroos' Class Teachers are Laura and Mel. There are 11 pupils in the class.
Like lions we are handsome, social creatures who are affectionate and when resting enjoy lots of touching! Be sure to keep your eye on us as we also like to pad around and have a good roar!
This year, Lions' Class Teachers are Elyse and Katie. There are 10 pupils in the class.
As monkeys we are affectionate, curious and love to be in the limelight. We love nothing more than to put our agility skills into practice, especially in the Soft Play Room
This year, Monkeys' Class Teachers are Sharon and Mel. There are 11 pupils in the class.
Short and strong with streamline bodies penguins like to stand themselves upright and waddle away to explore their surroundings. Just like our namesake we absolutely love to splash around in water and have plenty of fun!
This year, Penguins' Class Teachers are Alice and Jane. There are 9 pupils in the class.
We Sharks are bold, confident and great cruisers. Top of the Kingsdown ocean we love to look after our smaller friends and when needed guide them back to safe waters.
This year, Sharks' Class Teachers are Dave and Mel. There are 11 pupils in the class.