Meet the Orcas Team
Miss S Lowther
Ms Jackson, Mrs Sparrow, Mr Barrey, Ms Honisett, Miss Lawes
All our TA's work on different days each week with us.
What does provision look like for those with additional needs in Orcas class?
Outlined in the document below are the waves of provision we use to support children with additional needs. Support is tailored to each individual and provided as needed, with or without a diagnosis. Please talk to your child's class teacher if you have any concerns about your child, their needs or the provision in class. You can find further information on the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities page on our website. This is where you will find our vision for SEND pupils, and our SEND information report which outlines what we as a school can offer.
English / RIC/ Reading: The children are supported with STEM sentence, shared writes, key word maps, focus words each week, group work, CLIKR, 1:1 reading sessions, daily reading, reading materials to follow during shared class reading sessions, Lexia and focused 1:1 / group same and next day interventions.
Maths: The children are supported through the use of scaffolding, Mangahigh, group work and use of resources. The resources allow the children to understand the lessons through focused concrete learning where they are supported in 1:1 and group same and next day interventions to progress onto pictorial and abstract learning.
Curriculum: The children are supported during curriculum lessons through the use of STEM sentences, verbal discussions to support understanding and group work.
Knowledge Organiser and Curriculum Overview
Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning.
Please make sure your child has the following items for each PE session:
A yellow t-shirt
Black shorts and black jogging bottoms or leggings
Plimsolls or non marking trainers
Woodland Day Term 3: To be confirmed.
Please ensure your children come into school wearing appropriate clothing for the day and for all types of weather. This can include:
Change of socks
Hat (if sunny)
Is sacrifice needed for the common good?
Our term 3 topic is called, 'Is sacrifice needed for the common good?' Each term our learning will be themed around a key question.
Our rich text this term is called Journey to Jo'burg Beverley Naidoo.
The story centres around two young children called Naledi and Tiro, living in South Africa during the apartheid. After their sister falls ill, they know they need to do everything it takes to find their mother in Johannesburg.
For year 5 / 6 this year homework will be set on a Friday via Google classrooms (paper copies can be given if preferred) and will be due on the Thursday the following week. The homework will include:
Times tables practise
5 x a week
Mangahigh / Lexia:
3 x a week
Spellings / Times tables practise:
5 x a week daily verbal practise
Useful website links
BBC bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn
Phonics play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Times tables: https://mathsframe.co.uk/
Sir Linkalot: https://app.sirlinkalot.org/