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KS3SG

Welcome to KS3SG! Our class is taught by Sammy with support from Lorraine and Trudie and we have 8 students.

We have had a very settled and exciting start to the half term and the children have come back with excellent attitudes towards their learning. This half term, the children will be attending Outdoor Education every Wednesday, with Howard and Ryan, and will be improving their geographical knowledge and their team work skills. In our classroom based learning, we are exploring ‘Britain as a Diverse Society’, ‘Belonging and Identity’ and Buddhism. Each of these subjects will enable us to deepen our understanding of how the world works and develop our sense of what it means to be a part of the community. I look forward to getting to know the children better and their unique personalities.

 

Update – November 2018

Autumn

KS3SG have had an excellent autumn term so far. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Buddhism and have shown great respect to other cultures, beliefs and attitudes. We particularly enjoyed our visit to the Tara Kadampa Buddhist Centre and showed wonderful enthusiasm and intrigue during it. At school, we created Lotus flowers and Vesak lanterns and learned of their significance.

The term has been full of learning about significant global events including the end of World War 1. This was a fantastic way to start our learning and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring life as a WW1 soldier using our senses to explore the dreadful experiences the soldiers had. The students wrote some incredible letters home from the perspectives of WW1 soldiers and even read some real letters that were sent home by soldiers from Derby.

In Autumn 2, we participated in raising money for Children in Need and wore spots to support the appeal. We had a cake sale to raise money and learned about the importance of helping those in need.  In addition to this, we participated in Anti-Bullying Week and wore odd socks to celebrate uniqueness. KS3SG wrote some amazing poems about anti-bullying and created a Magic Box full of the inspiration and the ingredients needed to be a good, kind person that says no to bullying.

We intend to continue learning this half term with as many practical activities as possible. We particularly enjoy applying our maths skills to real life contexts and using them to help us navigate our way around different, difficult problems. This is something we are really getting good at!

Finally, we have started to practice our super Christmas song ready for our St Martins X Factor performance. We’re hoping the skills we learn from the Sinfonia Viva Orchestra, that visit us on Mondays, will help us to develop our confidence and musical

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