Adventure Class

Welcome to our class, we are all proud to be members of Team Adventure.

The staff who work in our class are Senor Gamez (Teacher), Miss Walton and Mr Barrett (Teaching Assistants). As a team, we learn to work collaboratively by solving problems, sharing ideas, supporting each other and having open discussions with the teaching staff.

Our classroom backs onto our playing fields, quarry and woodland area. We enjoy direct access to our outside area, which we use as an extension to our classroom, and make full use of our great learning environment. The majority of our learning is cross-curricular and experienced over six half month topics which we call learning experiences. These include 'Crime and Punishment'; 'The Maya in the Americas' and 'Planet Earth'.

To put our learning in context and bringing meaning to it, we make use of a wide variety of resources, hands-on artefacts and visual aids. We also experience a wide variety of trips and have the opportunity to work with specialist teachers in music, computing, horse-riding, PE and swimming.

We are developing our knowledge across both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 curricula in preparation for transition to the next stage in the pupils’ education.

We are fortunate to go on some amazing trips, especially residentials which we are looking forward to.  We are also learning to interact with others in fun, educational activities with local schools. 

We are learning: Autumn Term 2

The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan, is the story that will hook us into our learning about robots this term. This is a humorous story about a boy who discovers a bizarre-looking creature whilst out collecting bottle-tops at the beach. Having guessed that it is lost, he tries to find out who owns it or where it belongs. Could it be robot? To bring the story to life, we will be using the written text and an animation. During grammar sessions, we will look at the different word classes Shaun Tan uses to create mystery and humour and expand our grammar knowledge.

Our Science/ DT hook day, at the start of the term, will include lots of fun activities such as watching Robot Wars, making Scribblebots and Racing Brushes. Throughout the learning experience, our science lessons will focus on light and electrical circuits. We will discover how light travels and use a variety of scientific equipment to make and test our own electrical circuits.

Studying the artwork of Eric Joiner, will inspire us to create robotic themed paintings and junk model robots. In Jigsaw (PSHE), our topic is Celebrating Difference. We will be celebrating different cultures and how it is important to be kind to everyone, no matter where they are from.

 

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