Welcome to our class! In Discovery, we continue the Nurture Principles that are embedded in the boy's routine in Victory and Eclipse. We develop our social skills through play-based learning, team building activities and social activities such as circle-time.
We are all proud to be members of Team Discovery. The staff who work in our class are Ms Loader (Teacher), Miss Hamblin and Miss Warman (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.
In Discovery, we know that it's great to make mistakes! We do our best learning when we feel safe to try new things and explore new concepts. We access the curriculum through a range of Learning Experiences, which help us get excited about our learning. Some of our Learning Experiences include 'History Rocks! - The Stone Age'; 'Remember, Remember' and 'Chocolate: From Bean to Bar'. We use a range of strategies to support our learning including visual aids (such as timetables and symbol-assisted signs) and kinaesthetic activities.
We are learning
This term we will be learning about he pre-historic world!
In History, we are learning about the various aspects of life in the Stone Age. We will look into evidence which shows us all about all aspects of Stone-Age life - what were cave paintings? How did they survive? What did they live in? What did they eat? Our topic will start with a hook day. This will include a visit from a Stone Age person, making rock cakes and Stone Age jewellery and learning how they would have started fires in the Stone Age.
In Science, we are learning about Rocks, Fossils and Soils. By looking at some real fossils, we will be discovering how fossils are made and what they tell us.
Our English lessons are based around the book Stone Age Boy. We will act out the text and draw our own story maps to support our understanding of the story. From this, we will be innovating our own versions of the story using grammatical devices we are learning in class.