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 Mr Glover.
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.
In Maths we will be learning about directed numbers, decimals and fractions. In English we will be exploring and creating ballads, 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 discussing radicalization and extremism in in PSHE.
We will be exploring the relationship between human and physical processes in Geography and looking at a culture through a period of time in History. We will plan, design and develop ideas in Design Technology before making our own framed artwork with messages to inspire resilience.
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.
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 Forest School every Wednesday, pupils will need to bring in a change of clothes that they are prepared to get wet and muddy! Forest School is an opportunity for us to learn outside of the classroom, and activities will be child led, overseeing our lessons will be Froo and Ged.