Class Three is made up of Key Stage 3 students, who are in year 8. They are supported by two teaching and learning assistants. In Class Three we work in a range of ways including whole class, individual, paired and small group learning.
Our lessons begin with a recap of previous learning and a starter to get us thinking about the lesson content. There will then be whole class input where the students are given the opportunity to discuss, ask questions and share knowledge. We will then complete a range of independent tasks where we are able to apply the knowledge, skills and understanding we have learnt during the whole class input.
The students sit in pairs or individually at their table. We also have individual workstations outside the classroom, where some students can choose to sit at to complete their independent work without distractions.
Our day starts with meeting time where we share the daily visual timetable and students are given the opportunity to share any news, ask questions or express concerns/ worries about the day. Each day, meeting time has a different focus, including current affairs, reading and UNITE, a social communications programme planned by the Speech and Language Team and led by the class tutor. activities such as times table grids and silent reading during this time.
We have five lessons each day; two before break, two after break and one after lunch. Daily lessons follow the Key Stage 3 curriculum, with most lessons taught by subject specialists including Maths, English, Science, Geography, D & T and PE. This means students are working with a wide range of different teachers over the course a day. On Wednesday, and Thursday we have Enrichment activities as our final session of the day. Students chose from a range of activities, which are changed either termly or each half term. We like to earn Churchill points for hard work and good behaviour so that we can chose a Churchill point reward to use at break time, lunch time or during Enrichment.
Our class timetables can be found in the attachments section on this page.
For further details regarding the principles of our curriculum and the courses available to our students select the ‘Our Curriculum’ tile below. Select the ‘Our Subjects’ tile for information on the curriculum content within each subject taught at Churchill School.