We are proud to be members of Team Victory.
The staff who work in our class are Mr. Beckley (Teacher ), Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Garner (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. Sometimes, we even get to watch wild rabbits playing around our pond from our classroom. Through play and exploration we are able to develop our understanding of the world around us and develop our critical thinking skills.
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. Some of our Learning Experiences include "Dungeons and Dragons", "Predators and Prey"and "Out of Africa". We use a range of strategies to support our learning including visual aids (such as timetables and symbol-assisted signs) and kinaesthetic activities.
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! In Victory, we include everybody in our happy, safe classroom! We do our best learning when we feel safe to try new things with a smile on our faces.
We are learning
Summer Term - 2
Our final topic for the year is the seaside. We will begin by looking at how and why the Victorians started going to the seaside and turned it into the popular trip that it is today. We will look at the differences between trips to the beach then and trips to the beach now and also compare outfits worn at the beach.
As part of this topic, we will examine the geographical features of beaches and coasts and discover which animals call the beach their home. Lastly, we will cover safety aspects of visiting the beach as well as recapping sun safety.
In Jigsaw (Social Skills), we will be looking at changes to our bodies. We will look at how humans and other animals grow up and change. We will discuss any hopes or fears that we may have about growing up and changing.