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Welcome to Sigma!
We are a class made up of boys in years 7 & 8 (KS3). We are taught by Mr. Gorman on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mr. Darkins on a Thursday and Friday. We are fortunate enough to be supported by Mr. Growney/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 our own individual and a whole 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 safe and happy. We accept each others' differences, and that as individuals we all have different needs.
In Maths we will be using formal written methods tor addition and subtraction of numbers including decimals. We will also be looking to recognize the relationships between addition and subtraction including inverse operations.
In English we will be studying poetry including war poems and poems from other cultures.
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 and Oracy activities.
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 be swimming during lessons 4 and 5 every Thursday until the Christmas break.
During our Geography lessons we will be studying regions, countries and major cities in Africa and Russia. While in R.E. we will be looking at different religious traditions from around the world.
Our Science topic this half term is Light.
We will also be cooking a savory meal every other Friday during lessons 4 & 5 which we are really looking forward to.
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.
During this term we will be visiting the Amazon factory to learn about production and how different products are manufactured.
Sigma will also be visiting Speke Hall in relation to our History topic where we will study an economy across a period of time.