Discovery Class

Welcome to Discovery class! The staff who work in our class are Mr Coombes (Teacher), Miss Warman and Miss Hamblin (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.

We are very lucky to have a large, central classroom, a small work room off to the side and a patio to grow plants and play. Our classroom is in front of the large school field so we often get a visit from squirrels, rabbits and a large selection of birds. 

In Discovery, we know that it is okay to go beyond our comfort zones when it comes to learning. We understand that everybody makes mistakes and they can be opportunities to learn more. We understand that it can be scary going outside our comfort zones so we support and encourage each other as best we can.

Not everybody learns in the same way so we like to use a variety of different methods and materials to help us learn together. Sometimes, we might use technology to see what Ancient Egypt may have looked like. At other times, we might be pouring water on a pile of soil to see how rivers are formed. Some of our other learning experiences include, “Roll out the Romans”, “Around the World” and “It’s Electric”

We also use trips as a brilliant way to experience what we have been learning about and really bring it to life. 

We are learning

This term we will focus on the science of electricity we will learn how to stay safe around electricity and consider how much of our daily lives depend on it. We will learn how to create simple electrical circuits and investigate how they work before using our learning to create a wire buzz game. In history sessions we will learn about some inventors and their creations.

English lessons will develop our understanding of persuasive language through looking at how advertisements capture our attention and entice us. We will work towards using our learning to create our own adverts.

Our PSHE this term is entitled Healthy Me, we will learn about healthy relationships and connecting our experiences of different friendship groups. We will consider the effects of smoking and alcohol on our bodies and the reasons why some people take up the habit.

We finish the term with whole school science week which will give us the opportunity to explore some STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) challenges.

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Important Information

If you have a safeguarding or child protection concern, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Dr Neil Fortune, n.fortune@marchant-holliday.co.uk or 01963 33234