We currently have one class in our school and the children range from Year 2 to Year 6. Our class teacher is Mr Harrison and our teaching assistant is Mrs Pitchford. Mrs Johnson also works in our school on Mondays and Wednesdays. The curriculum section of our website has more information about what we are learning in school.
We currently have one class in our school Mondays to Wednesdays. On Thursdays and Fridays, we join the children from St John’s Chapel and Rookhope Primary Schools on the St John’s Chapel site and on those days we usually work in mixed age groups of Y1 & 2, Y3 & Y4, Y5 & 6 with our peers from the other schools. On Thursdays and Fridays we are often taught by the teachers from Rookhope and St John’s Chapel.
Our Learning this term:
Autumn 1 2019- Alchemy Island
Our topic this term is Alchemy Island! We’re going on a magical journey to find the gold hidden somewhere on Alchemy Island. This half term, a mysterious visitor will arrive to present us with artefacts from the island. Reading stories set in fantasy worlds will inspire our story openings. We’ll manipulate digital photographs, adding fantastical special effects. Our geography skills will improve as we look closely at maps of Alchemy Island, plotting routes and using coordinates. We’ll examine samples from the island, explore the properties of materials and experiment with changes of state. If we’re going to find gold, we’d better find out all about it! In English we’ll write soliloquies and poems inspired by the island’s magical powers and dramatic landscape. The coding program Scratch will help us to plot and correct errors in our route, and we’ll use technology to create beautiful digital images. We’ll compose raps and use sound effects and mood music to reflect the atmosphere on Alchemy Island. At the end of the project, we’ll perform songs about our amazing adventure and present what we have learned. We’ll design a map for a new app and a board game based on our adventures.
As part of our topic, Alchemy Island, we have panned for gold.
Check back as term progresses to see what we have been learning!