“Let your light shine.”  Matthew 5:16

. We have chosen the four critical elements that sustain life, for our class names.


  1. Earth: It represents the physical and material aspects of existence, such as stability, solidity, and groundedness.
  2. Water: It symbolises the fluid and emotional aspects of life, including intuition, adaptability, and purification.
  3. Air: This element embodies intellect, communication, and the realm of thoughts. It is associated with concepts like freedom, movement, and clarity.
  4. Fire: It represents energy, transformation, and passion. Fire is often linked to creativity, desire, and the spark of life.

This is theologically rooted to the creation of the world in the book of Genesis, where we learn how God created the elements.


Our classes for 2023/2024 are:

Class Name Year Group Teacher Teaching Assistant
Earth EYFS Mr Wakefield Mrs Dawson
Water Year 1/2 Mr Jowett
Air Year 3/4 Mrs H Dawson Mrs Barber
Fire Year 5/6 Miss Hawkins


Broadbottom is a small school, with a longstanding teaching team and children who all know each other and enjoy being part of mixed age classes. The format above is the most common arrangement for our classes. Occasionally, this has to change according to intake numbers.