Class 8 has been working on a new topic this term: Ancient Egypt!
We have used this theme across a variety of lessons, from creating sarcophagi in Art to sorting body organs into canopic jars in Maths; and making repeating patterns for our Egyptian asps from thumb prints and beads.
Our class floor has also been dissected by the River Nile, in which the students have created and placed Nile crocodiles!
In Drama the students made their own Egyptian Legend which we filmed and which featured love, death and mummies!
This term we have also been taking part in the Big Schools’ Bird watch, with a week of bird watching related activities. Class 8 also made and erected a bird watching tent, in the orchard, as part of their Vocational Skills.
During Independent Living sessions the students have continued their programme of yoga as well as enjoying trips to the Sports Barn in Bicton. Sports Leaders from Kings School in Ottery St Mary have been working with our students to promote health and fitness and also to encourage ties with the local communities.
Class 8 students have also continued their independent cooking skills by making quick meals and snacks which can easily be recreated at home, the favourites so far being sausage rolls and pizza!
As part of our Enrichment programme a number of students from our class have been taking part in the Outdoor Activities programme. The students are having the opportunity to rock climb, learn Tae Kwon Do, canoeing and lots more.
Our in school Enrichment continues to offer a variety of clubs including, Guitar club, ICT, Cinema, Outdoor skills, Remote control club, Creativity, Disco and Construction.