19th September 2019
Over the last two weeks we have had visits out to Kirkby job fair and to an SEN careers event at Alfreton. During our work related learning time we are working on an enterprise project and would appreciate any donations of old candles (part burnt is fine), old clothes and fabric items in red, green or any Christmas colours, tea cups and saucers and we are also trying to source sticks/logs between 1 and 4 inches in diameter.
Rufford class have settled well into the new school year, new friends have been made and students are getting used to the demands of key stage 4.
Below you will find details of what we are studying and also a timetable for the class.
Adventure Service Taster Day
We have been to the forest near Clipstone for a day with the adventure service, we lit the fire, drank hot chocolate and made and ate pancakes. We also had fun practising our Archery skills but got very cold.
Work Related Learning
As part of work related learning we have been to visit Portland College to find out what we can do when we leave school, we saw the drama area, art rooms, the farm and the dining hall. The students really liked seeing the animals in the farm.
Work Related Learning
In work related learning we have visited Kirkby Library and have found out about the job of the librarian, we all had to do some work whilst we were there and had fun scanning books back in, sorting them for delivery to other libraries and placing them back on the shelves. Sorry there are no photos the ipad was out of charge.
Over the last few weeks Rufford class have moved into their new classroom and have settled well, they have gotten use to the new routines.
In science we have been looking at changes of state and mixtures, students have completed practical work to find out which substances freeze at certain temperatures, if substances dissolve and how we can separate substances from a mixture.
In English we have finished the topic on Super Heroes and have moved onto reading 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' by John Boyne, the students have enjoyed reading the first few chapters and have made some good predictions about what they think that the book is about at different points. Can I ask if you have read the book or seen the film that you do not 'let the cat out of the bag' about how the boo ends.
Over the last few weeks in maths we have been looking at sorting, students have sorted objects depending on criteria such as colour, shape and size.
Rufford class have settled in well to their new routines and are making great progress with new friendships and the curriculum.
In English we have been looking at superheroes and have been studying the film superman, we have used a range of descriptive words to describe superman and Clark Kent.
In Maths we have being completing work on number and have been working on sequencing numbers, counting and addition.
In science we have looked at vertebrates and invertebrates and have moved onto a new topic 'Solids and Liquids' the class are particularly enjoying the practical work.
In computing we have started a unit where we are identifying different types of computers and looking at the parts of a desktop and what each of the parts does.
On a Friday the class takes part in work related learning and we have looked at signs and what these are used, practised our money skills and looked at jobs that could be available to us when we leave school; the class had great fun guessing their job in a game where they had a job stuck to their head and had to ask questions to find out what it was. We have also been to a jobs fair in Kirkby so we could ask questions about different jobs.