We are proud to be members of Team Victory.
The adults who work in our class are Mr Beckley (Teacher ), Mrs Robinson and Miss Shearman (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
Autumn Term - 2
This half term, we will be doing a topic called Out of Africa. We will begin to understand the geographical similarities and differences between the UK and Zambia. By using simple fieldwork, we will develop our observational skills to study the geography of our surrounding environment and the key human and physical features of it. We will also look at the contrasts between Somerset and a small area of Zambia (Mufuliria in the Copperbelt). Using our map skills, we will study world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans of the world. Locational knowledge will be developed by using simple compass directions. To appreciate diversity and environmental impacts on lifestyle, we will consider the contrasting ways of life home and abroad.
PHSE we will focus on Fairtrade and will help us develop good relationships and respect the differences between people. We will take part in discussions, e.g. talking about topics of school, local, national and global concern, such as where our food and raw materials come from.
We will consider social and moral dilemmas that we may come across in everyday life e.g. questions of fairness, right and wrong, simple political issues, use of money and simple environmental issues.
Taking inspiration from traditional Zambian art will help us to make a Savannah collage, paint sunset pictures and create African art using recycled materials.