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KS3B have had an amazing start to the new school year and are settling in really well.  This term we are going on Outdoor Ed with Howard every Wednesday which we are really enjoying – hopefully the weather will be kind to us!  In Topic this term we are learning about Hinduism as well as Mindfulness.  In PSHE we are learning about Emotions, Identities and Responsibilities and in Citizenship we are thinking about ‘What’s it all about?’.  Bryony and Lisa are really looking forward to getting to know the students over the coming months.

Wow, what an amazing first term KS3B have had.  We’ve all really enjoyed Outdoor Ed; we’ve been den building, grass sledging, stream/gorge walking and indoor climbing/caving and it’s been so much fun.  We also visited the Hindu Temple as part of our Topic and we’re looking forward to Diwali Day on Thursday 19th October.

We have made a positive start to this half term.  We are looking forward to designing and making a wooden toy in Design and Technology and we are really enjoying learning about Derby and Derbyshire in Topic.  On Wednesday 8th November, we are visiting the Quad in Derby to watch a film as a reward for super behaviour.

Finding where we live on the Derby map.

Update – February 2018

Here we are at the end of another half term.  KS3B have been learning about the Second World War in Topic, Music and Drama.  It has been fascinating to find out more about evacuees and imagining how it must have felt to have been alive during the war.

We have celebrated Shrove Tuesday with pancakes for breakfast and we are looking forward to the Family Activity Afternoon on the 14th February.

Update: April 2018

KS3B have had a busy time since coming back after Easter.  As well as welcoming a new student, two of our class have been to Alton Towers and we also spent a day weaseling at Black Rock in the Peak District.  At the end of last term, we had a great time Bell Boating on the Derwent, even though it was very cold!

In topic this term, we are learning all about recycling and thinking about how we can reduce and reuse ‘rubbish’.

Update: June 2018

KS3B have had a positive start to the final half term of the year.  The class thoroughly enjoyed making new things from recycled rubbish and really showed off their creativity.   We are all looking forward to the World Cup; we have been researching some of the countries playing and we’ve got a class sweep-stake – the person who has picked the winning team will get a prize.

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