Eclipse Nurture Group

Welcome to our class. The adults who support our learning are Mrs Woolley, Mrs Eveleigh (Teachers), Miss Lancaster and Mrs Calway (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 pupil'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

Roots, Shoots & Muddy Boots!

This half term, we will be diving into the world of plants. In science lessons we are learning to identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants including deciduous and evergreen trees and to identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants and trees. Walking around our beautiful school site, we will be spotting the trees and ticking them off on our tree hunt sheet. By being able to find the leaves from these plants, we will be able to feel and observe their shapes and textures and decide for ourselves if they were evergreen or deciduous. We will also observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants and find out and describe how plants need water, light and suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.

We will continue to explore the Talk 4 Writing process in English, developing our knowledge and skills as story writers and challenging ourselves to think about verbs and adverbs. We will be using the popular tale of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Through the unit of writing, we will further develop our understanding of story structures and get creative with changing elements of the story to our own versions.

Our PSHE this half term will focus on friendship; how to make friends, how to solve conflict and learning about what respect means in a friendship.

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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