Redwood

Welcome to our class page

We hope you enjoy finding out about what we have been learning.  Our Staff in Class Redwood are Mr Tranter and Miss Longman.  Our children have been getting to know each other and we have enjoyed our first term in Class Redwood.

Key information this term

  • Swimming – Every Monday until Easter
  • PE – Every Tuesday and Friday
  • Prince William Award – Every Wednesday

Spring 2018 Topic Grid

Cycling and forces

Class Redwood have been looking at Cycling and forces. After visiting the BMX track in Huyton the class went to the Manchester Velodrome to watch the British Cycling track championships. As well as watching world class sport we also linked the day to equipment, forces and aerodynamics.

 

Fantastic beasts

Class Redwood was used as the base for the KS3 end of half term reward. All pupils who hit their half term targets got to watch Fantastic beasts and where to find them whilst eating a bit of popcorn.

 

The Reptile Man

Class Redwood had the opportunity to go and visit the amazing animals that were brought into school by the reptile man. All of the children were fascinated by the animals and learned lots of interesting facts and information.

Badminton

Class Redwood enjoyed their weekly lessons of Badminton at Stockbridge Leisure centre as part of their Autumn PE.

Pedal Away

September saw class Redwood start a block of cycling sessions with ‘Pedal Away’ in Halewood. After finding their perfect bike or trike the class set off riding around the woodland of the Halewood triangle. The pupils gave lots of positive comments at the end of the session and are looking forward to next week already. Other classes about to start their sessions with ‘Pedal Away’ are Class Rowan and Class Sycamore.

English

This year, Class Redwood has been investigating the Horror genre and started to explore the characteristics of horror through language analysis. This has helped all of the class to improve their descriptive writing by setting the scene and the using adjectives to describe the atmosphere.

 

Citizenship

Class Redwood working towards our ASDAN qualification. Here are some pictures showing us using teamwork and problem solving to create a newspaper tower capable of holding a Wispa bar.

 

ASDAN

We are learning how important it is to be able to follow instructions. This has included using instructions to guide our partner safely around the classroom and Following instructions to create a paper aeroplane. When we were all finished we had a competition to see how far our aeroplanes could fly.

 

Physical Education

This term Redwood has been looking at Fitness and Athletics as part of their PE lessons. One of the big successes has been the opening of the KS3 gym where pupils have the opportunity to use the rowing machines, cross trainers, spinning bikes, treadmills, bosu balls and boxing pads. Pupils understand the importance of exercise in terms of maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle.