Eclipse Class

Welcome to our class. The adults who support our learning are Mrs Woolley (Teacher), Ms Palmer, Miss Shearman and Mr Warman (Teaching Assistants).

We are very lucky to have a beautiful building set in its own garden. Our learning environment is key and access to the quiet outdoor area for collaborative play or calming activities helps us feel secure. In Eclipse, we continue the Nurture Principles that are embedded in the boy's routine in Victory Class. We develop our social skills through play-based learning, team building activities and social activities such as elevenses.

In Eclipse, we know that it's great to make mistakes! We do our best learning when we feel safe to try new things and explore new concepts. We access the curriculum through a range of Learning Experiences which help us get excited about our learning.

We like to explore concepts through a range of activities and often have access to practical learning. To consolidate our learning, we will go on class trips linked to our Learning Experiences. These help us to immerse ourselves in the topic as well as develop our social skills in a variety of settings.  

We are Learning - Summer Term 1

Our new Learning Experience is based on the Roman Empire and its impact on modern-day Britain. Throughout the term, we will be exploring the contributions that the Roman invasion had on culture, art, daily life and our landscapes.

In our Geography and History lessons, we will be delving into Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion and the power of the Roman army. We will also be considering how the empire changed over time and comparing elements of the Roman Empire with modern day life and politics. Through a series of sessions, we will build a clear understanding of how we have been influenced by the Romans and identify features that remain to this day (e.g. Roman Roads, aqueducts, forts, walls etc.). Through trips and hooks, we will have the opportunity to consolidate our learning and be immersed in the culture of the Roman Era.

Our Art sessions will complement our learning; we will explore the artistic culture of the Romans and replicate some famous Roman art styles (e.g. mosaics). In DT, we will be learning about mechanical structures; using wheels and axels to design our own chariots. We will also consider the best techniques and materials for strengthening structures, taking inspiration from some of the items in Roman History.

To tie our learning together, our English focus for the term is report writing. We will identify the key features of writing a non-fiction report, before turning our knowledge and facts about the Roman Empire into our own factual account. In order to do this, we will first consider the differences between non-fiction and fiction texts, identify the purpose of factual writing and build upon our existing knowledge of language devices used to inform.

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