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
Spring Term - 2
How to Grow a Human!
We had a very exciting start to our term. Two aliens crash-landed in Victory garden. They had been given a mission to learn all about how humans survive and live healthily. The aliens have decided to join our class to learn all about having a healthy, balanced diet. We will also be learning about why exercise is so important for keeping healthy. We will also be learning how to look after our teeth and why we need to do so and how we need to keep ourselves clean.
Most of our writing this term will be done to help us teach the aliens about what we have learned. Luckily, the aliens can read neat handwriting so we will be able to record what we have learned about healthy eating and exercising to pass onto the aliens.
English lessons will be tailored for the pupils in the classroom to meet their specific needs.
In Jigsaw (Social Skills), we will also ne looking at what it means to be healthy. We will look at how balance is important. For example, we will look at how eating sweets or chocolate is still okay, we just need to make sure it's not too much.