Eclipse Class

Welcome to our class!

 

The staff who work in our class are Mrs. Woolley (Teacher), Mrs. Harvey, Miss Dycer and Mr. Watkins (Teaching Assistants).

 

In Eclipse, we continue the Nurture Principles that are embedded in the boy's routine in Victory. We develop our social skills through play-based learning, team building activities and social activities such as elevenses. Our new outdoor area means we can take our learning out into nature and explore even more learning through play opportunities!

In Eclipse, 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  1  

Bean to Bar is our learning experience this half term and is all about chocolate. We are going to be discovering where chocolate is made, how it is produced and who is affected by the process of making chocolate.

In Geography, we are going to be working with world maps to identify continents and find out where the cocoa tree grows best and why. 

In Science, we are going to learn about plants; what a plant needs for growth, the functions of each part of a plant and the lifecycle of a plant.

We are going to carry out a mini enterprise project this term, creating our own chocolate bar. On our Hook Day, we will be carrying out some market research to see what is already being sold and what the boys in school prefer. Linking with Maths, we will use data collection methods to record the preferences and present the data. We will then be taste-testing some different types of chocolate and possible fillings for our own bars. In the rest of our Design and Technology lessons, we will be designing, advertising and making our chocolate bars to sell for tokens within school.

Descriptive writing will be the focus of our English lessons. We will be reading Charlie and The Chocolate Factory to help us develop and understanding of adjectives and similes to create a description of characters and settings.

 

 

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