st martins school derby

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"The school is a calm and happy place of learning. Staff give pupils the self-confidence to try new things and achieve success" - Ofsted 2017

special educational needs secondary school in derby


KS3DS have made an incredible start to the new school year! All the children have adapted well to their new classroom, peers and adults. They have all been able to understand and use the new procedures in place to keep the school and community ‘Covid safe’.

In maths we have been exploring numbers and place value. The children have quickly remembered last year’s maths work and moved on to more challenging procedures such as part-whole models. In English they have enjoyed learning about meerkats thanks to our interesting class book ‘Meerkat Mail’. The children have all produced informative reports about meerkats and a postcard from their dream holiday location.

Our class based topic about gaming has proved (unsurprisingly) extremely popular. The children have designed their own character for the sandbox survival game ‘Fortnite’ and designed a detailed map with grid references to be used as a new level. In the coming weeks, we will be learning about the history of computers and designing our own ‘next generation’ games console.

See below for some pictures of our learning and memories created during Autumn 1.

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