Welcome to our class, we are all proud to be members of Team Invincible.
The staff who work in our class are Miss Loader (Teacher) and Miss Davis and Miss Rogers (Teaching Assistants). As a team we learn to work collaboratively by solving problems, sharing ideas, supporting each other and having open discussions with the teaching staff. We are developing our knowledge across both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 curricula in preparation for transition to the next stage in the pupils’ education.
We are fortunate to go on some amazing trips, especially residentials which we are looking forward to. We are also learning to interact with others in fun, educational activities with local schools.
We are learning
Robots- Science, Art and DT Topic
During this Half Term, the pupils will be learning about Robots. On Tuesday (5th November), the pupils were hooked into their learning by working with a visiting local light artist, Zac Greening. He worked with all classes across the school to create pieces of illuminated art work from recycled plastic bottles and packaging. Please do take a look at his website for more information about the type of art he creates:
Further art lessons, later on on in the term, will involve drawing on the inspiration of the famous artist Eric Joyner and his unconventional landscapes.
In science lessons, the pupils will learn to work technically and scientifically to produce a functioning light and sound circuit. They will consider the ways in which light travels and how the brightness of artificial light can be adjusted bu using different components and by controlling and manipulating variables. By using recognised symbols, they will be able to represent a simple circuit in diagrammatic form and use these diagrams when setting up comparative and fair tests about the volume of a buzzer. Drawing conclusions on their investigation, the pupils will be able to report on their findings and offer explanations about the relationships between the functions of the components they have used.
In this thematic plan, the pupils will immerse themselves in the story of the Iron Man by Ted Hughes. The children will engage, as readers, through exploration of this powerfully written story and learn to emphasise with the feelings of the characters through drama approaches and writing in role. They will develop their abilities to form and give opinions through taking part in discussions about the central dilemma of what to do with The Iron Man. The pupils will develop their own ability to use language creatively through listening to the strongly patterned and descriptive language read aloud, by re-reading, taking part in shared writing, innovation and performance. The sequence of lessons is based on the Pie Corbett Talk4Writing approach, which enables children to read and write independently. A key feature is that children internalise the language structures needed to write through 'talking the text' as well as close reading. The approach moves from dependence towards independence with the teacher using shared and guided teaching to develop the ability in children to write creatively and powerfully.