Explorer Class

Welcome Explorer Class! The staff in class are Mrs Tavenner (Teacher) and Miss Derrick (Teaching Assistant). In Explorer Class, we believe learning should be fun, interactive and child-led. Each half-term we study a new learning experience. This means that all our lessons are cross-curricular and are always centred on the learning experience of the half term.

This year, our learning experiences are: 'Crime and Punishment'; 'Robots'; 'Can I Fall into Space?'; 'Explorers and Trailblazers'; 'The Maya in The Americas' and 'Planet Earth'. We believe this is the best way for children to learn because it enables them to fully immerse in a topic. We also always have role play area which is created and changed regularly by the class to enhance our topics. 

Explorer Class also love to learn outside where we have a small world area and construction area. We aim to build children's confidence and give children a love of learning.


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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