Challenger Class

Welcome to our class. We are all proud to be members of Team Challenger. The staff who work in our class are Mrs Calway (Teacher) and Miss Shearman (Teaching Assistant). 

This year we will enjoy six different learning experiences (topics) from the upper key-stage two curriculum. In order to make our learning meaningful, each learning experience is cross-curricular. This allows us to understand the relationship between different subjects and help us to be immersed in the topic. To help us gain knowledge, we use a wide variety of resources, artefacts and hands-on aids to support our learning. We are able to transfer knowledge from one subject to another through the use of topic word banks and visual prompts. We are supported in achieving our individual targets through tailored programmes to meet our specific needs, such as speech and language, social skills and occupational therapy exercises.  

We have the opportunity to enhance our learning and relationships through directed play sessions, social thinking activities and collaborative work.

Our trips and visits programme will help develop our understanding of aspects of the curriculum and social interaction. 


We are learning: Autumn Term

Our first learning experience in September will be 'Crime and Punishment'. During the half term, we will be finding out about the history and development of crime and punishment. We will be investigating the history of crimes, and the sanctions used as deterrents, from the Romans through to the present day. To support our engagement with the topic and deepen our knowledge, we will be visiting the former prison at Shepton Mallet to discover its 400-year history and having a CSI Day.

We will be examining some of the structures and devices that were used as punishments and will gain inspiration from the stocks in North Cheriton to make replica models. 

In Art, we will ask the question; 'Is Graffiti vandalism or art?' and study the works of Keith Haring and Banksy.

Narrative poems will be the focus of our English lessons and we will use inspiration from Alfred Noyes' 'The Highwayman' to write our own.  

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