Welcome to secondary 2!
This half term we have been working extremely hard in all our curriculum subjects.
We have learning about the Native American Indians in humanities and how they lived. This also included making dream catchers, Indian headdresses and a totem pole which we all enjoyed doing.
In science we have doing working on materials and their properties focusing on the changes in materials such as ice turning in to water and making gloop which got very messy!
Design and Technology involved making various novelties and we designed and made our own pencil cases and book marks. Cookery is also part of this curriculum and we have had great fun making a variety of foods such as sandwiches and wraps and cakes.
In PE we have been expressing ourselves through dance and movement, which has also helped with our well being.
We ask parents and carers to return the home/school diary each day, as this will enable the class teacher to provide comments and information about your child's day in school. If there are particular things you wish to be informed about, please speak with me.
Individual Education Plans (IEPS's)
This plan sets out educational targets that your child is working on for the term. there is a section in the plan which provides parents and carers with activities or tasks you can do at home to support your child's learning. Plans are updated each term and sent home.
All children and young people are encouraged to engage in reading and develop a love of stories. We have a wide range of reading books, sensory books and big books to support the learning styles and levels for each child. Every Friday, your child will receive a new reading book. Please encourage your child to engage with the characters and stories.
Some pupils will receive homework in English and Maths to support their learning. If your child is finding homework a challenge please come into s
P .E. sessions take place each Thursday. Please ensure a full P.E. kit is brought to school and that items are clearly labelled to avoid confusion.
Our topics this term will include . dance and gymnastics. This will allow the students to engage and appreciate music and encourage movement around the floor. Gymnastics will allow the students to become aware of their own body movements and will be encouraged to use gymnastic equipment.
We do cookery every Friday. Please let us know if your child has any food allergies. our topic for autumn term is salads, wraps and cakes. the class will be making wraps with various fillings and salad. the students will also me making their favourite..... rice crispie cakes!
All pupils in the class take part in an enterpise activity each week and half term. Enterpise supports children and young people to use their numeracy and literacy skills in a different context. This term we have launched our Friday tuck shop which allows the students in school to come along and but their afternoon snack. We will also be making some Christmas goodies this term so watch this space