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.
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Spring Term 2 - Metal Works
Metal works is a Learning Experience all about the Bronze Age and Iron Age. This term, we will be researching these periods of history through a variety of sources and technology. Our research will help us to learn when iron and bronze were first introduced and how they were first used. We will also explore the changes that occurred through both ages, including farming and housing.
In Geography, we will be learning to use maps, reading the symbol keys and discussing the physical and human features of geography. Once we have secured our knowledge, we will be testing our skills to create our own Iron Age settlement map.
Our English lessons will be focused on creative language - developing our vocabulary and imaginative language to write some descriptive pieces. We will be learning about the mystery of the Oxborough Dirks. These were a set of Bronze Age swords discovered in the 1980s with an unknown story. We will use this mystery to develop some creative writing based on their origins.