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Senior 2 Termly Focus 

Senior 2 Termly Focus

Termly Focus - Autumn Term 2021

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Hello from Senior 2! We have lots of new pupils and staff this year, and are very much looking forward to getting to know you all as you settle into your new class.
This term our topic is ‘India’. As well as our regular Maths, English and PE lessons we will also be learning all about this wonderful country and its culture. We will be enjoying a weekly music lesson with a specialist music teacher, and continue our important work in PSE on keeping ourselves safe and healthy,
Our work-related learning continues, with both Gardening and Takeaway groups working hard every Friday.  And we also have four Forest School days to look forward to this half term.  Make sure to keep an eye on the Class Dojo for weekly updates and photos!
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact either of us.
Marnie and Rob

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Termly Focus - Summer Term 2021

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Pupils in Senior 2 have made a great start to the term already.  We are going to make the most of the summer weather and spend a lot more time outdoors this term.  Our main topic is 'Minibeasts', so in addition to lots of science-based research and learning in class, we will be doing lots of practical investigations, in the school grounds and beyond.  We'll be incorporating lots of Maths and English into this work too, so our functional skills will continue to develop.
We will also be finishing off our final ASDAN units, and carrying on with weekly P.E. sessions, as well as some 'Virtual P.E' and Boccia sessions.  Our work-related learning on a Friday continues, with lots to keep the gardening team busy, including planting summer flowers, and fruits and vegetables we hope to enjoy later in the summer.  Our takeaway shop has reopened too, so we will be very busy making and selling lots of Friday treats for staff and pupils across the school.
Some very exciting news is that we are going to be doing more Forest School days, up at Elmswell Farm.  Research has shown that Forest Schools can help improve confidence, social skills, communication, motivation, physical skills AND knowledge and understanding, so we are really looking forward to this fantastic opportunity.  And we will no doubt have lots of fun too!
What a great term we have ahead of us.  As always, if yo have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch.
Marnie, Rob, and the Senior 2 staff team

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Termly Focus - Spring Term 2021

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Spring Term 2021 
Happy New Year to all our Senior 2 families.  
Although we start the term with few pupils in school, and most learning from home, we have lots of interesting and fun learning planned for you, wherever you may be!  Our main topic this term is 'The Emergency Services'.  Within this topic we will be using our Maths, English and ICT skills to research different Emergency Services and find out exactly what they all do.  Later in the term, if restrictions are lifted, we may even get to visit some of the different local services - or try to do this virtually!
We will also continue with discrete Basic Skills lessons, ASDAN, and our Learning for Life curriculum.  As our Friday Takeaway is temporarily closed, Food Technology this term has an 'Around the World' theme, looking for (and tasting!) new recipes to bring to our customers when we can re-open.  Work-Related Learning this term is focusing on Gardening, both indoor and outdoor, including growing cress and pak choi in the classroom or at home. 
There's lots going on in P.E. lessons too, as we are learning a new sport and skills in Badminton, and entering online Boccia and Football competitions.  We will also continue to work on important issues in PSE, such as e-safety, stranger danger and relationships.
Of course our main priority this term is to keep ourselves and everyone else safe, so do take good care and hopefully it won't be too long before we are all back in school together. 

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Termly Focus - Autumn Term 2020

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All the pupils in Senior 2 have settled back into school life really well, and are enjoying getting to know their new classmates and staff.  We are all looking forward to a busy, fun term full of learning ahead.
Our main topic is 'European Cultures', and we have chosen France as the country we would like to find more out about.  We will be learning about the culture, towns and countryside, and language in France, as well as French art, music and of course food!
We are also going to focus this term on our Personal Safety, looking at areas such as internet safety, stranger danger, relationships education, and bullying.
We will continue to develop our functional skills in Maths, English and ICT across the curriculum, and work hard on our ASDAN accreditation folders.  We will also improve our Learning for Life skills with food technology, travel training and work experience.  Our Friday gardeners will be very busy catching up with lots of outside jobs, and our takeaway will reopen with new safety measures in place, offering a pre-order and delivery service for now.  Most items are still only 50p, so do let us know if you would like any Friday treats bringing home!  
On top of all that, we all love our weekly P.E. sessions with Martin, and hope to have at least one Forest School day out in the woods near Little Driffield.  And then we'll be thinking about Christmas ....!
Wow, what a wonderful term ahead for Senior 2.  We are all so happy to have you back in school, and can't wait to enjoy the Autumn Term with you. 

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Termly Focus - Autumn Term 2020

charlottedowson on: Senior 2 Termly Focus

All the pupils in Senior 2 have settled back into school life really well, and are enjoying getting to know their new classmates and staff.  We are all looking forward to a busy, fun term full of learning ahead.
Our main topic is 'European Cultures', and we have chosen France as the country we would like to find more out about.  We will be learning about the culture, towns and countryside, and language in France, as well as French art, music and of course food!
We are also going to focus this term on our Personal Safety, looking at areas such as internet safety, stranger danger, sex & relationships education, and bullying.
We will continue to develop our functional skills in Maths, English and ICT across the curriculum, and work hard on our ASDAN accreditation folders.  We will also improve our Learning for Life skills with food technology, travel training and work experience.  Our Friday gardeners will be very busy catching up with lots of outside jobs, and our takeaway will reopen with new safety measures in place, offering a pre-order and delivery service for now.  Most items are still only 50p, so do let us know if you would like any Friday treats bringing home!  
On top of all that, we all love our weekly P.E. sessions with Martin, and hope to have at least one Forest School day out in the woods near Little Driffield.  And then we'll be thinking about Christmas ....!
Wow, what a wonderful term ahead for Senior 2.  We are all so happy to have you back in school, and can't wait to enjoy the Autumn Term with you. 

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Class 6

Forest Schools Day

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Last week Class 6 had a fantastic day in the forest!  We spent the day at Elmswell Farm with Cindy from Forest Schools.  We learnt how to build a shelter, make and light a fire, and even whittled sticks to toast marshmallows on the fire!  We really loved being outdoors, exploring the forest and the fields on the farm, and are looking forward to another Forest Day in the Autumn.

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Disport Trials

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On Thursday Class 6 (and nearly the whole school!) went to Costello Stadium in Hull for the annual Disport Athletics Trials.  Each pupil took part in a track and a field event, such as running, walking, wheelchair slalom, ball throw, javelin, and long jump. We all had a great time, some of us came first or second in our events and are hoping we got through to the finals next month in Leeds. 

Here's Owen T doing the wheelchair slalom!

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A visit to The Deep

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Just before the Easter holidays, Class 6 went on an educational visit to The Deep.  First of all we did a workshop which involved a science experiment making SLIME!  We learnt about how animals make slime too.  After a posh picnic for lunch we had a good look round The Deep and saw lots of animals including penguins, sharks, turtles and lots of different fish.  We had a great day and learnt lots.

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Rosedale Residential Trip, March 2019

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Six pupils from Class 6 had a fantastic time last week at Rosedale Abbey.  We spent 3 days working hard on our Lifeskills such as cooking, cleaning and shopping, trying to be as independent as possible.  We made our own beds, breakfasts and packed lunches, and worked in teams to cook evening meals.  We also had lots of fun out in the North Yorkshire countryside.  We had a grand day out to Danby Visitors Centre, even enjoying ice creams in the sunshine!  Our evening activities included playing bingo and watching The Greatest Showman.  A great time was had by all!

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While the teacher is away the students will play!

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Whilst half of the class embarked on 3 days of functional independence training deep in the Yorkshire Moors....... The remaining half got messy, creative and experimental! From exploding coke bottles and mod-rock madness, to getting their bake on, the class 6 home team certainly kept themselves occupied!

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Welcome to Senior 2.  Our team consists of Rob Manian-Sirr/Marnie Palmer (Teacher), Ann (L3 Learning Support Assistant), Joanne, Lauren and Paul  (L2 LSAs).  All members of the team work hard to offer a nurturing and supportive learning environment for the children to thrive and grow.