Derwent Class is part of the Key Stage 2 department.
Pupils in this class are aged Year 4 and Year 5 and have a range of special educational needs including moderate learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorder.
The class is supported by two Enhanced Teaching Assistants.
The class teacher teaches most of the curriculum. Specialist teaching is delivered PE (including swimming) and music.
The annual curriculum overview document outlines the curriculum content for this class this year.
Please click here to access the relevant Key Stage Curriculum Overview document outlines how the curriculum is delivered overtime.
PE – Gymnastics – March 2019
Making paper mache pinatas for our Mexico topic.
Out and about at The Galleries in Washington to buy treats for the inside of our pinatas, and pick up Mexico travel brochures
Play dough maps
Learning about where Mexico is, and making playdough maps of the country.
Creating the Mexican flag
Creating a group work of art, of the Mexican flag. Great team work and thinking skills!
Making quesadillas in one of our Mexican cookery lessons. Trying new foods and finding equipment round the kitchen.
Cooking and working together in DT, building independence and having fun trying new foods. This is banana bread!
Cooking and working together in DT, building independence and having fun trying new foods. This is homemade artisan bread!
Following instructions in Art and DT to make a Mayan pyramid. Very fiddly and tricky, but we were successful!
Learning keyboard skills, and finding our way round mazes in computing – an old classic – Pacman!
Super Learning Thinking Skills Day
Super learning day – for thinking skills. We looked at the model made of playdough, and used the playdough to make our own. We had to take turns, with support, to make them.
What a team! As part of super learning day, we had to look at a picture and then copy a part of it, taking it in turns. We spotted the things that were the same, and which we had remembered correctly, and we also spotted things which were not quite the same and which other people had done wrong, and when we did, we were kind to each other, which is not an easy thing to do – well done!
Weekly fitness suite session
We have a weekly session in the fitness suite with a trainer from the Foundation of Light from Sunderland AFC.