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KS3SG have had an amazing first half term at St Martins. We are so impressed with how well the new Year 7s have settled in and could not have asked for anything more! Overall, we have been focusing on developing routines and the students own independence to show that we are maturing and ready to learn at secondary school.

During English this half term, we have been exploring the text ‘The Name Jar’. The students really enjoyed learning around this book because it is about a little girl who moves to a new school just like them. They wrote acrostic poems, letters and instructions to help the little girl start her journey to school happily. The students created some AWESOME work!

In maths, we have focused on place value and number work. Sammy has been so impressed with how quickly the students picked up new ways of learning and that they shared their own prior knowledge. We are focusing on ‘having a go’ and gaining confidence in our own mathematical abilities.

We have been doing lots of outdoor learning and fun activities where the students have been able to share their own creativity. Outdoor learning has linked nicely with our class topic of ‘rainforests’. The students were able to share their own knowledge of rainforests around the world and were able to research and recall facts.

Well done KS3SG!

Update – October 2020


Update – November 2020

KS3SG have had an amazing Autumn Term! The students have worked hard in all subjects and have particularly impressed staff with how quickly they have adapted to the St Martins ethos and expectations.

In English, the students have written some excellent pieces of writing including: newspaper reports, fact files, instructions and descriptions. All of their English work has been centred around two books called ‘The Name Jar’ and ‘Natural Disasters’, the students have used their incredible imaginations to bring both of these books to life and have completed some amazing research.

In maths, the students have completed a variety of tasks focusing on place value and the four operations. They have demonstrated resilience, independence and determination to succeed, when faced with difficult questions and the teachers are very proud of them.

This term, the students have taken part in Outdoor Education with Howard. They have focused on team building activities and helping create awesome environments using nature. They even made their own hedgehog houses. They had so much fun and were excellent ambassadors for St Martins School




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