Oak Class

Summer Term!

Sian Peel (speel) on: Oak Class

In this term we have been preparing for finishing our Duke of Edinburgh award. They completed their expedition walk in the local area. They planned the course using mapping skills and worked out how long it was. They elected a group leader to be an expedition leader. It was a hot day and a kit check to ensure they had was needed. The day was a great success but was very tiring. We all enjoyed a cooling ice cream when we finished. The next day was the camping part where they had to pitch a tent and help to cook lunch outside. We did lots of team building exercises.

The sing along performance was a huge success. The two leavers were the star performers doing a double act delivering jokes between each performance (better than Ant and Dec !).

We also enjoyed a birthday treat to The Space Centre with the whole class where we enjoyed the sensory surroundings.

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Rock FM

Sian Peel (speel) on: Oak Class

We have continued our Careers review and have been completing more research on the types of roles people work at in the community.

As part of Duke of Edinburgh award and linking into PHSE this month of May we are doing the Cash for Kids Challenge. Each day at College they are completing personal targets set by each student to complete. They have got sponsorship forms and money raised will go to the Rock FM cash for Kids. It is based around the 5k in May challenge. Some Pupils are walking this other are completing it using go-karts or pushing themselves around in a wheelchair.

Hopefully they are keeping this going and pushing the staff to get lots of extra exercise too.

In the DofE group they are also preparing for their expedition stage, where they are completing more difficult walks and challenges which will lead to hopefully a full day of events in which the will walk and set up a camp to cook for themselves.

We have continued to look at the world and our focus continues to be Spain. In art we have been looking at Pablo Picasso and have tried our hand at making our own pictures in different styles.








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Busy in Oak Class

Sian Peel (speel) on: Oak Class

In this half term the class are learning about Careers. They are gathering evidence of the different roles people have both at the Coppice School and in the wider community. Students went out in the community and met different people carrying out the tasks within their given roles. In class we named as many jobs as possible and identified the ones we would like to possibly do in the future. One pupil has said he would like to manage PNE.

In RE we are learning about Christianity and linking this to how we grow. We asked parents to send in baby pictures and learnt about baptism. We had great fun guessing whose baby picture was whose and have enjoyed seeing how the students have grown over the years.

In Science Week we planted seeds and learnt how they grow, we talked about what they needed to flourish and about the different parts of the plants.

As we discussed growth, we learnt about measuring our bodies and understanding ratios. We learnt our height is the same as our arm span. We measured it to see if this was true, and yes it is! We were amazed by all the ratios of the Vitruvian man.

In cooking we have continued to practice our skills, making a variety of tasty foods. We have tried pancakes and had lots of fun when everyone had a go at tossing them. We still had enough to eat at the end of it (just).

One group has continued to access Runshaw College and has tried lots of different activities from cooking pasta to baking cakes.


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Welcome back

Sian Peel (speel) on: Oak Class

Welcome to our new students who have been exploring the different equipment outside.   After some time off we must get fit for the year ahead for all students and staff. Boot camp fitness has started to ensure we are in the peak of fitness for all the hard work.   We have been getting back into the curriculum. We have done Art, Maths, and some getting to know you games. 



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Busy Busy

Laura Walton (lwalton) on: College

Busy Busy in College as we are now back into new routines, with new friends we have made also.

We have started to attend Runshaw College where we're  making key rings and creating art work using lots of different techniques.

 In class we are discovering all about Autumn, which we have enjoyed exploring via music and sensory exploration.

We have also been cooking and have made Guacamole, Cheese Straws, Smoothies and Coleslaw.  We enjoyed tasting them although not everyone did!!!!

Some of the Pupils have started working towards there Duke of Edinburgh award (bronze). This includes some long distance walks across some very muddy paths. Great memories were made and it was a big challenge for some of the pupils but they rose to the challenge. Well done!




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