Providing an attachment friendly community which fosters warmth with high boundaries so that all can achieve to their full potential.
Welcome to Sigma!
We are a class made up of boys from key stage 3. We are taught by Mr Darkins and are fortunate enough to be supported by Ms Jones and Ms McDonald.
We agree that the most important criteria for our class is that everyone feels safe, we have discussed and created a class charter to help make sure that we achieve this. We are all determined to learn, and we will try our best to solve any problems that we encounter. We all want to learn in a classroom that is calm and where we feel happy. We accept each others' differences, and that as individuals we all have different needs.
In Maths we will be learning about probability, 2D and 3D shapes, and area and perimeter. In English we will be exploring Shakespeare, focusing on the play Macbeth, as well as focusing on improving our handwriting and grammar.
As a class we will be working hard on our social skills; focusing on developing our thinking skills and understanding how other people's emotions is impacted by our behaviour. We will improve these through Kagan activities and problem solving games.
We will strengthen our thinking skills across the curriculum; working in groups to discuss and appreciate differing opinions when we discuss what is important to us in RE, and exploring the relationships between beliefs, teachings and world issues. We will be exploring the human body and changes as we grow older in PSHE.
We will be exploring the key terms population and urbanization in Geography and looking into the causes and events of the civil wars throughout Britain in History. We will plan, design and develop ideas in Design Technology before making our own framed artwork with messages to inspire us in the classroom, or at times where we may feel emotionally vulnerable. In Art we will analyse and evaluate our own work, and that of others in order to improve it, whilst in music we will look at composing our own musical piece.
In PE we will take part in Aerial Ninjas with Chloe Bass, the expert acrobat who will support us to perform using the hoop and silks. This half term Sigma will also be attending Swimming lessons at Garston Baths every Thursday. All costs for lessons and transport are covered by the school, but pupils will need to bring in their swimming kit and a towel each week, and if they so wish, pupils can wear swimming caps and goggles. Swimming is an important life skill and all pupils are expected to take part.
Homework will be made available at the start of each half term, and will consist of experiential activities. We encourage pupils to complete the activities and for parents and carers to engage with the pupil's learning. Pupils can bring their completed homework in to share once they have completed it.
Reading books will be given out and pupils are asked to keep a reading log of any reading that they do out of school. This will include one reading book and a pupils are welcome to take some additional 'reading for pleasure', this could be a book, comic book or a magazine. We will read independently and take part in guided reading in class, but reading at home at least three times a week is a fantastic way to develop your son/charges reading skills.
This half term we will be taking part in Swimming every Thursday, pupils will need to bring in a kit each week. We will also be attending trips to Manley Mere. Sigma will also be exploring the local community to appreciate local artwork, culture and places of worship.