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Thoresby Class 2021/2022

We do Travel Training on Monday, it would be useful if students had some money on this day to enable them to experience making purchases in a shop. 


PE is on a Tuesday so please ensure PE kit and water bottles are in school on this day. 


Vocational is on Thursday, students are completing art this term so need to come to school in their uniform. 


Friday is preparation for working life students will need to bring a packed lunch unless they are entitled to free school meals. 

In maths this week we have been practicing measuring things, at the end of the topic we used the skills we had learnt to follow a recipe and make a fruity cocktail. 

This week we have been to visit White Meadows Furniture Factory as part of our work experience, all of had the option of sewing our own cushion cover and also having a go at upholstering. 

We have had a busy week this week,  planting trees on a local park and we have started our work experience at the radio station. 

Week Commencing 7.2.22

In English we visited Hardwick Park to take part in a immersive story writing experience, we found out about the different textures and looked for homes that creatures could live in; these were then used to write our own stories based on the Gruffalo. 

Week Commencing 24-1-22

In English this week we have been practising our use of descriptive words, some students have been working on this using the book 'Handa's Surprise' and others have been using the poem 'What do you do on nature walk?', students have come up with some fantastic descriptive words to describe items. 

Week Commencing 10.1.22 Vocational Team Building

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The class have been completing team building activities at Portland college as part of their vocational lessons this term.

On Friday Thoresby class visited the ACRE youth centre to take part in work experience, this week students made pasta bolognese and cream scones in the community kitchen. They learnt about food safety and were given the opportunity to try foods they were cooking with.

Week Commencing 4.1.22

At the end of the first week back students learnt all about working in a Bakery, they weighed the ingredients in maths, sorted the method in English and made bread, the bread smelt amazing but we forgot the photos of the finished bread.

Week Commencing 13.12.21

This week we have been practising our Christmas craft skills, focussing on penguins where we found out all about them and where they live before making penguin crafts. 

Week Commencing 6.12.21

We visited the National Justice Museum where students found out about how courts work by putting Robin Hood on trial, they did great putting forward their cases and eventually found him not guilty. 

Week Commencing 20.11.21

Taking part in a social activity. This week we held a tea party as part of our ASDAN course. 

Week Commencing 20.11.21

On Wednesday this week we had Chocolate Cake day where all lessons were based around the poem 'Chocolate Cake' by Michael Rosen. Students practiced their fractions by splitting the toppings for the cake into 2 halves, in English they acted out the poem and in PHSE we discussed if it was right or wrong to steal cake. 

Week Commencing 15.11.21

In DT this week students have been continuing to refine their cooking skills, this week we have made sweet and savoury parcels, linking back to our English on 'You Choose'.

Week Commencing 15.11.21

In maths this week some students have been learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, whilst others have been learning about fractions of up to 20. 

Week Commencing 15/11/21

In English this week we have been looking at the book 'You Choose' by Nick Sharratt. Students have been able to make choices and discuss what they would choose in different situations. 

In English we are focussing on Speaking and Listening Skills, our work for this week has been based around the book 'Don't Forget the Bacon'; we have listened to the story, learnt the Makaton signs for bacon and pears, written our own shopping lists and completed role activities based around the book. 

Week Commencing 11.10.21 (Money Week)

Over the course of money week students were able to participate in a range of work type activities in order to earn money to spend at the 'Thoresby Cinema' on the last day of term. The work activities included: making cream scones, cleaning windows, wiping tables, washing pots and checking jigsaws had all their pieces. 

Week Commencing 11.10.21 (Money Week)

We set up our own enterprise during money week, making cream scones for staff using the skills we had learnt in other lessons. 

Week Commencing 11.10.21 (Money Week)

In travel training this week we were practicing crossing the roads near school and also took the opportunity to visit the shop and spend money.

Week Commencing 4/10/21

In work related learning this week we made scones to practise our measuring skills with both solids and liquids.

Week Commencing 4.10.21

In RE we have been learning about Islam, we have been looking at the Quran, prayer mats and have made model mosques. At the end of the week we presented what we had been doing in our showcase. 

Week Commencing 20.9.21

In work related learning this week students found out about the importance of packaging items for posting. They were given some plates, packaging materials and boxes and asked to package them, these packages were then taken by Bracken Hill Postal Service (Ms Lane and Mrs Millward) who were very clumsy with them. Mrs Askam then unwrapped her deliveries to see how many had survived. 

Week Commencing 20.9.21

In Travel Training we went into the carpark where we practised crossing the road, some students acted as cars whilst others decided if it was safe to cross. 

Week Commencing 20.9.21

In DT we have been making flapjack in order to use our measuring skills. 

Week Commencing 20.9.21

In English we have been practising our spelling skills with a game of scrabble. 

Week Commencing 13.9.21

At the end of the week we had the sensory projector out, the students loved this new experience at the end of the week.

Week Commencing 13.9.21

In maths this week we have been continuing to practice our money work by pretending to shop. 

Week Commencing 13.9.21

In English this week we continued to look at instructions, we wrote our own instructions and then followed them exactly to make pizza. 

Week Commencing 6.9.21 English - Instructions

Students have been learning all about instructions, they have ordered them and then followed their own instructions to make toast.

Week Commencing 6.9.21 Maths - Identifying and Ordering Coins

In maths we have started our work on money with learning about how to identify and order coins by value. 

Week Commencing 1.9.21 English - Following Instructions

As part of our English work on instructions we have been learning to follow instructions by playing 'Simon Says'.

Week Commencing 1.9.21 Work Related Learning

As part of work related learning the class found out about what it is like to work as a team by wrapping a member of their team up as a mummy using toilet paper. Mrs Rawson particularly enjoyed the end of her first week in school - she made a great mummy!