Hello and welcome to a very different but just as exciting Autumn term.
The situation may be unusual, these are unprecedented times, but we are still a caring, nurturing learning ‘environment’. We may not have our ‘Open Door’ policy at the moment but we are still Coral Class and YOU are still part of St Mark’s CofE School and community.
This term we will focusing on the ‘Recovery Curriculum’. Basically that means we will gently recap and revise learning from the summer term.
We aim to settle the children, within our learning environment, in a supportive, patient and understanding manner.
Our maths lessons will reinforce Place Value and the Four Operations. Children needing extra support will be given the opportunity to either work in small groups or 1:1 with another adult. Children who display a firm understanding and confidence of our maths topic will move smoothly onto more challenging work. All children will be monitored and supported to progress through the maths curriculum.
In English, we have already started our Recovery Unit, we are using a book called ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers as a stimuli. This unit offers both the children and the teachers the opportunity to revisit previous learning and establish a benchmark to move forward. It also has the benefit of allowing teachers to personalise the children’s learning by using their own experiences, thus incorporating PSHE & C.
Our Science this term is The Human Digestive System, although in previous years we have enhanced our learning by visiting the Science museum and taking part in a show, we have now ordered extra learning resources, models, diagrams, books and the internet to ensure the children have access to the best possible experiences.
In history our topic is the Romans, more specifically, The Roman Invasion of Great Britain. So expect the children to re-enact some of the battles, whilst gaining knowledge of the Roman’s superior battle organisations and weaponary (we might attempt to make a sword/shield/armour)…
Once again, I would like to reassure you that your children are in the best possible environment for their well being. We are not only focusing on their education but on their emotional/mental health.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the school if you have any queries or concerns.