Class 1 welcomes students in Key Stage 2, starting from Year 4. Our classroom is based on a primary classroom setup but is adapted to suit the needs of our learners. Our classroom aims to provide a positive and safe learning environment to work in. Across the timetable, the students will work with a variety of specialist teachers and support staff in order to enhance the delivery of our curriculum. We are also lucky to be supported by two teaching assistants in our small class environment. Our aim is to support the students by working in range of different ways including independently and collaboratively. We use Churchill points and our behaviour system to reward the students for their efforts. All tasks are adapted to suit every individual and challenge them to their full potential.
Our day begins with meeting time. During this time, we prepare for the day ahead, discuss the timetable, share relevant notices, and allow students the opportunity to ask questions and to share any concerns they may have.
During Monday and Wednesday meeting time we watch and discuss national and international news. On Tuesday students independently read a book of their choice and on Thursday and Friday, students follow the UNiTE programme, devised by our SALT team.
Daily lessons follow a Key Stage 4 GCSE curriculum. Students remain in their own classroom, and our own specialist teachers come to teach them. Students who have a particular aptitude for a subject can also attend lessons at Samuel Ward Academy.
To prepare students for the future we deliver lessons following our own bespoke Careers scheme which is also part of the weekly curriculum.
We strive to meet the individual needs of students both within lessons and through intervention programmes that develop literacy and numeracy skills and address social, speech, language, and physical needs.
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.