This half term Emperor Class will be continuing Literacy and Numeracy lessons that will improve and develop skills that will enable them to interact with their topic ‘My Portfolio’. In developing a personal profile, students will use lists for contents or for an index and will employ factual writing skills (about themselves). Building on their developing number skills, they will be working on fractions and decimals where they are readily applied to shape measure and money. In the class café, students take turns to work the till, taking in payments and giving change.
Vocational skills continue to be an essential component of the programme. Having described some of the key transferrable skills that can be applied to the world of work, students will learn to develop their own skills of decision making, communication and leadership through a range of activities, including games.
In the Enterprise Cafe, the students will be preparing meals from scratch and selling them to staff. They will continue the successful project making burgers, which proved to be very popular. They will refine the skills and knowledge they have been working on including the real-life use of money.
In ICT, we are going to sum up the several aspects of information technology that we have been studying, this year. Students will prepare presentations with text and graphics. Using programs such as Microsoft Word, they will be able to create, edit and improve their individual portfolios. All the time, they will be reflecting on the safe use of the internet, in particular what personal information is suitable for sharing and with whom.
In Science we will be learning about Chemistry and the topic this term will be all about soil. Learning about why is soil important, how is it formed and what is soil made of. We will be looking at the different types of animals that may be found in soil. We will be doing practical activities to understand that scientific ideas need to be backed with evidence.
In PSHE we will be learning about changing me; which will include different types of relationships including intimate relationships, what happens physically when somebody is attracted to somebody else, what healthy and unhealthy relationships may look like and what behaviours you would expect to see in a healthy romantic relationship. Some of the class will also learn about the use of alcohol and some of the risks associated with it and sexual relationships, as well as learning about the law. Finally, we will be learning to express our own opinions on relationship issues.
In Lifeskills we will be learning how to cook a simple snack, this will be individualised and will (hopefully) be something that will increase confidence in potentially cooking a wider range of things at home.
In Citizenship we will be continuing to learn about first aid by looking at a range of first aid equipment, naming the items and learning which items would be used in different situations.
For our physical activity this term we will be continuing with swimming. We will be continuing to keep ourselves and our belongings safe by placing them into a locker and looking after the key.
Anne and John