We are proud to be members of Team Victory.
The adults who work in our class are Mr Beckley (Teacher ), Mrs Robinson and Mrs Lock (Teaching Assistants)
Our classroom is in Pool House where we are lucky enough to have an entire Nurture Suite! In the suite we have a classroom - with home corner, role play area and learning zones -, our own kitchen, art area, dining room and quiet space. We also have our own garden where we’ve dug our own vegetable patch and planted flower beds. Finally our outdoor learning zone (complete with mud kitchen, challenge and construction areas) provides us with the opportunity to immerse ourselves in play, collaborate with friends on challenges and work with adults to develop our social skills. Through play and exploration we are able to develop our understanding of the world around us and develop our critical thinking skills.
As members of Team Victory, we care for our classroom environment, feel safe in it and are reassured by predictable routines and the visual timetable of our day.
Each half term we are introduced to a new learning experience, or topic, so our learning is themed for a period of time. This helps us to become immersed in our learning and settles any worries we may have about what we might have to learn.
Victory class is a nurture class which helps us develop socially and emotionally through our hands on learning and play- based activities. As a team, we learn to work well together; solving problems, developing our knowledge across the curriculum, sharing resources and becoming more resilient. Hoping to be in the challenge zone, we learn to persevere with tasks and know that it’s great to make a mistake!
We are learning
This term our learning experience is "Passport to China". During this topic, we will be learning about different Marco Polo's journey from Italy to China. We will consider why he took on such a journey. We will be comparing China to England and the differences in culture. We will be using inspiration from traditional Chinese art styles such as dragons and blossom trees to create our own pieces. We will try both eating and cooking Chinese food and comparing it to our own tastes and may even attempt to eat some it using chopsticks!
In English, we will be using the information that we have learned about Marco Polo and writing a report about him and his journey. We will investigate other pieces of writing, which are similar, to help inform how we should be writing these.
In Jigsaw (Social Skills), we will be looking at the topic 'Dreams and Goals'. We will be learning how to set goals and how to recognise when he have accomplished success.