Welcome to our class. We are very lucky to have a brand new building for our new school year; our learning environment is key and we are based behind the Pool House with access to a quiet outdoor area. In Eclipse, we continue the Nurture Principles that are embedded in the boys’ routine in Victory. We develop our social skills through play-based learning, team building activities and social activities such as elevenses.
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
States of Matter
This half term we have an exciting, science-based curriculum. We will be exploring all things investigation through a series of 'Big Questions'. We will be making predictions, selecting equipment, carrying out fair tests, and recording and evaluating our results.
Throughout the term, we will building our confidence to carry out independent investigations, thinking about how can can answer a given question, as well as asking questions. We will also be carrying out some cooking activities that will challenge our thinking about changing states and how the particles in some materials can only change state once.
In English, we will be learning about instructional writing. We will build up the grammatical skills and language devices to create our own instructions based on recipes.
Our Jigsaw PHSE scheme this term is based on Dreams and Goals; recognising challenges we may face whilst trying to achieve these, and finding ways to work through an overcome those challenges.
This term we are excited to be taking part in Science Week. We will be taking part in whole-school science challenges, welcome some exciting scientists for engaging workshops and have a chance to explore the worlds beyond our own!