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 Mrs. 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
Summer Term 2
This half term, we are learning about the Rainforest. Throughout this Learning Experience, we will be exploring various elements of the rainforest through different subjects.
In Geography, we will be discovering what a rainforest is, where they are located, their climates and the layers of a rainforest.
This will link to our Science lessons which are based on the animals of the rainforest. We will be categorising animals by what they eat, linking food chains and comparing human and animal skeletons, including the function of a skeleton.
In English, we will be reading 'The Great Kapok Tree'; a fictional tale inspired by real-life. This story discusses deforestation and the devastation it can cause. Through this unit, we will be debating the issues of deforestation, learning about persuasive language and using this to write a persuasive letter in the character of an animal from the story.
We are excited to be heading out on some trips related to our 'Go Ape' Learning Experience this term! We arrange these trips to match our learning experiences and support the development of social and educational skills.
On school trips, a packed lunch and any additional equipment is provided by the school. Pre-tutoring takes place in class and we ensure that the boys are fully briefed about these excursions.