Meet the Orcas Team
Miss S Lowther
Ms Jackson, Mrs Sparrow, Mr Barrey, 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
Monday 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 5: Tuesday 9th May.
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)
What do plants do for us?
Each term our learning will be themed around a key question.
Our Term 5 topic is called, 'What do plants do for us?' and we will be focusing on the themes of: peace, duty, compassion, environmentalism.
Our class text this term is called 'Earth Heroes' written by Lily Dyu.
The blurb of the book:
When faced with climate change, the biggest threat that our planet has ever confronted, it’s easy to feel as if nothing you do can really make a difference . . . but this book proves that individual people can change the world. With twenty inspirational stories celebrating the pioneering work of a selection of Earth Heroes from all around the globe, from Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough to Yin Yuzhen and Isatou Ceesay, each tale is a beacon of hope in the fight for the future of our planet, proving that one person, no matter how small, can make a difference.
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/