Heather, Kirsty, Hannah & Matt
Welcome to KS3HW, we are a mixed class of eleven Y7 and Y8 students who spend our pastoral time working in the upstairs department. Our classroom environment is tailored to meet our individual needs with opportunities for class discussions, group work and independent time in our personalised workstations. We follow a visual timetable with clear routines and expectations – this really helps our learning.
The students spend part of their lesson time with pastoral staff (for English, Maths, PSHE, Citizenship, MFL and Topic) and part with specialist teachers (for Art, Computing, DT, Drama, Food Technology, Music, PE and Science).
The Autumn term is important as the students get to know each other, their teacher and the values of St Martins. We aim to promote a respectful, positive and independent ethos in our class. We also like to set high expectations towards work and behaviour!
In terms of learning, we have already made an excellent start! In English we have been reading and performing ‘Sunflower’ poems before writing our own poems for the St Martins 50th Birthday Celebrations. In Topic we have been learning about the Buddhist religion and even made our own ‘Wheels of Dharma.’