Welcome to Temple Class

Our aim in Temple Class is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that reflects the student’s age and stage in their educational journey. The students in Temple class broadly follow the willow pathway. Students in Temple class are working on consolidating all the skills that they have learnt at St Nicholas School within functional contexts. In Temple class and across KS4/5 students are offered opportunities to choose subjects and activities that interest them and support their independence and development towards their future goals. Students completed an ‘options’ questionnaire to indicate their preferences. Options available this year were Duke of Edinburgh, Mini Enterprise, Life Skills, Forest School and Work Related Learning. These opportunities are enabling students from different class groups to work together with the hope to improve self-esteem, confidence, communication and social skills. We also hope that as the students were responsible for choosing the activities, that this will improve motivation and behaviour to take part.

During our ‘options’ days and across the week, our KS4/5 curriculum focusses on independence and working hard to develop as many functional life skills as possible. This will mean that throughout the year students will be taking part in a variety of community based education opportunities to apply all the academic skills that they have learnt over the course of their school career. We hope that we can work together with parents and carers to prepare our young people for looking toward the future.

News and Updates  

Temple class have had a good start to the school year. Students have enjoyed starting to learn about Frankenstein in English and continuing their phonics work. Students have had fun learning about zoo animals in maths and taking/analysing survey data. We have had a weekly hydro slot on a Thursday and the children have also had the chance engage in rebound therapy. On Fridays we have had art where we have been learning about various artists from around the world.

Other news -

We have our annual KS4 Christmas trip booked for December to see the Panto at the Marlow. If you haven't already confirmed your attendance please contact your class teacher.
We will be working with a UKC drama group this term with the view to performing at the Gulbenkian theatre at the end of the project - exciting stuff!
Temple class have had a fantastic time working with Pop Up Literacy this term. We have worked with Gary Larson who is the famous illustrator for a range of children's literature including 'The Dinosaur that Popped' series of books!


Useful Documents

KS4 Planning Documents

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