Welcome to Bayley Class
We have had a very enjoyable start back to school in Bayley Class after a very nice summer break! Students have been getting used to our KS4 options lessons and settled into our school routines very well. Students have been socialising with each other and have been developing a sense of growing maturity.
Here is our Christmas video. Merry Christmas everyone!
News and updates
Students have enjoyed taking part in the different options lessons offered throughout the week including Duke of Edinburgh (DofE), Work related learning (WRL), Mini-Enterprise, Life skills, Duke of Edinburgh and Independent living skills at the cottage.
Within DofE we have started learning about how to put up tents and what we will need when out on an expedition. We will be starting our physical and volunteering opportunities including Skiing and garden towards the end of this term to ensure students develop a range of different skills when completing the programme.
Students have enjoyed their first few weeks in work related learning, learning about the different skills that they will be covering across the year. They had the chance to meet the animals at Retreat to Wonderland animal sanctuary and introduced to the different jobs and learning further about the animals.
In English, we have been learning about Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Students have enjoyed learning about the horror genre and taking part in Drama, acting out different scenes from the book. Students have been listening to the story and answering questions using full sentences, describing the different scenes using dictionaries to help.
We have been taking part in The Daily Mile which is a popular, simple and free initiative that sees children run or jog for 15 minutes every day. The daily mile promotes physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children. Students have loved taking on a number of routes around the local area and have demonstrated good skills in the community.
Finally we have been taking part in the Pop Up Literacy Project, learning about the book ‘What Manor of Murders’ by Christopher William Hill. Chris came in on Tuesday (9th Nov) and interacting with the students, asking questions and exploring the story further. The students engaged well and enjoyed smelling different smells that could create ideas for storytelling.
We have our annual KS4 Christmas trip booked for December to see Jack and the Beanstalk at the Marlow. If you haven't already confirmed your attendance or paid the money, please contact your class teacher.
KS4 Planning Documents