Welcome to KS3CO!
Staff in this class are:
Chrissy Owen, Keira Wilkinson and Sophie Judd.
Hello and welcome to KS3CO. We are a supportive, fun-loving and hard-working team who have a range of interests including Harry Potter, fashion, graphic design, Star Wars and gaming. This academic year we are looking forward to many exciting learning opportunities, including a residential visit, Outdoor Education, and interesting class subjects and projects.
Important Dates: Autumn Term
Friday 28th September: St Martin’s 50th Birthday Celebrations
Monday 15th October: INSET day
Friday 26th October: School finishes for half term
Monday 5th November: School re-opens for Autumn Term 2
Friday 21st December: School finishes for Christmas break
Monday 7th January: School re-opens for Spring Term 1
19th September: Paddle Power
26th September: Paddle Power
3rd October: Paddle Power
10th October: Geography
17th October: Geography
24th October: Geography
P.E. will be on Mondays this term so please ensure that students bring their P.E. kit.
Overview of Learning: Autumn Term 1
Maths: Applying numeracy skills to solve problems.
English: Introducing new, contemporary authors.
History — WWI.
Religious Education — The Buddhist Faith.
Science : The Human Body, and electricity: circuits.
Art: Graphics, logos, and brands.
Music: Samba drums
ICT: Staying safe online and digital communication.
Technology: Food — baking: making bread, biscuits, and cakes.
Citizenship: Britain as a diverse society.
PE: Personal fitness.
MFL: French — “ou habites-tu?”
PSHE: Managing strong emotions
Updates – November 2018
We would like to thank Howard and Ryan for our brilliant Outdoor Education lessons during Autumn Term 1 – we enjoyed not only the canoeing activities at Darley Barn, but also exploring different types of environment, completing a comparison of an Urban and Rural environments. For this learning activity, we visited Derby City Centre (urban) and Elvaston Castle (rural). We are looking forward to more Outdoor Education sessions after Christmas.
On the lead up to Remembrance Sunday, KS3CO did lots of work on World War I. In history, we have been focusing on the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and in English we have been looking at the poetry of Wilfred Owen. Additionally, St Martins School were able to contribute to the ‘Flag for the Fallen’ installation at the National Memorial Arboretum by decorating a flag in remembrance of a fallen solider.
We had the fantastic opportunity of visiting the National Memorial Arboretum on Thursday 15th November, which the students found thoroughly interesting and insightful. It was exciting to find the flags that we had created among those that had been made all over the country.
A huge thank you to Thomas in our class for the wonderful cupcakes you brought into school in support of Children in Need – not only were they delicious, but helped raise money towards a very important cause.
Update: April 2019
KS3CO enjoyed learning about autism for World Autism Day, and some students discussed what autism means for them. The class made excellent contributions to the whole-school World Autism Day assembly, and shared some experiences of autism. Thank you to everyone who supported World Autism Day by wearing blue clothes to show our understanding and celebration of autism.