st martins school derby

Telephone: 01332 571151

"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


Welcome to KS3HW

Teaching Staff: Heather, Liz and Fran

 In KS3HW we are a mixed class of Year 8 and Year 9 students who spend our pastoral time in the upstairs KS3 department.  Our classroom environment is tailored to meet our needs and interests with different opportunities for class discussions, group working and individual working.

We have an exciting timetable and  spend part of our 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). We are a class of bright, young students so our teachers ensure that we have appropriate challenge and support.

The Autumn term is important as it allows us to get to know each other, our new teaching staff and allows us to continue following the skills and attitudes of St Martins.

In terms of learning, we have already made an excellent start! In English we are exploring Gothic Literature. We have begun to analyze Gothic settings, themes and characters. This will prepare us when we create our own Gothic characters, settings and eventually a story …

In Maths we have been developing our knowledge of number and place value. We have been challenging ourselves and explaining our mathematical thinking.

Overall we are having a fabulous time so far in KS3HW and we are looking to the rest of the school year.

Update: November 2019

KS3HW Autumn 1

KS3HW had an excellent first half term! They worked hard in all of their lessons and produced some fantastic work. During their English lessons they explored Gothic Literature, they have created their own Gothic characters and settings and during this half term we are producing our own Gothic novels …

In Maths we have been exploring numbers and place value. We have all developed our confidence with Addition and Subtraction and we are beginning to identify mistakes with our own and others work.

In Humanities we continued to learn about Britain, including; migration over the years, population of Britain and the different push/pull factors for Britain. We have enjoyed learning about our country and culture – it has excited us for our trip to Edinburgh next year!

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

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