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 shape, focusing on solving geometrical problems, different forms of symmetry and translation. In English we will be exploring the Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet, 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, problem solving games and Thrive activities. We will develop our speaking and listening skills through kagan activities and oracy activities.
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 consider the challenges of belonging to a religion in the contemporary world. We will be exploring the feelings and emotions as we grow older, and building on our understanding of taking responsibility and dealing with worries as well as supporting each other in PSHE.
We will be exploring Ordinance Survey Maps in Geography and looking into the impact of the Black Death in History. We will plan, design and develop ideas in Design Technology before making and then testing our own products. In Art we will create a project, using materials of choice for Hope School Festival, whilst in music we will identify the inter-related dimensions of music.
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. We will also participate in our own Sports Day Celebration, and explore different striking and fielding games, some of which will we teach to younger pupils. We will reflect on how our physical well being influences our mental well being, and developing our own games to share and teach to the rest of the school to improve everyones' playtimes.
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 attending trips that develop our teamwork in line with our topic for this half term. 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.