Class 8

Tracey Abbott

Welcome to class 8.

My name is Tracey and I am the class teacher in class 8.  The class is supported by four teaching assistants – Georgia (TA 3 Monday – Wednesday), Lauren (TA 3 Thursday and Friday), Wendy (TA 2) and Marcin (TA 1).

We are a mixed key stage 3 and 4 class with seven pupils in the group – Alfie, Charlotte, Harrison, Peter, Gemma, Joel and Lucas.

During the second half of the Autumn tem 2018, class 8 enjoyed weekly visits to MFA Bowl in Preston.  The pupils did well taking turns with others to bowl.

In Food Technology we made pizza, practising and developing skills in rolling, spreading and grating.

Our text focus in English was the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol”.  The pupils enjoyed listening to the story and did well matching words and pictures from the text.

In Maths lessons, we completed activities relating to shape and position.

Our creative curriculum theme for the half term was houses and homes.  The pupils sorted pictures of different types of houses and sorted objects according to the room in the house where they are used.

Pupils in Key Stage 4 continued to enjoy weekly visits to Sainsburys to buy the things needed to make their own snacks.

In PE the pupils enjoyed dance activities, working well together as a group.

The focus for our RE lessons was helping others.  We worked together to tidy our outside area, iced biscuits to sell to raise money for Children In Need and made bird feeders.  Key stage 4 pupils also made a shoe box filled with toiletries and toys for the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child appeal, providing Christmas presents for disadvantaged children abroad.

Over the year we will be working on ASDAN and AQA accredited awards with a focus on developing independence.  We also hope to access lots of activities in the local community.

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