Welcome to Trombones Class!

 

Welcome to Trombones Class. We are a diverse bunch of 31 learners supported in our work by Mr Glaister and Mrs Cookson. On Mondays we need our swimming kits and on Friday afternoons we need our P.E. kits in school. We enjoy French with Mrs Darby on Tuesday afternoons too! A big thank you to our parents, carers and people from home for helping us with our spellings, times tables, reading and MyMaths homework which is set on Thursdays. 

We know that mistakes happen when we learn and it's ok to make them as long as we learn from them. To look at the Key Learning Documents appropriate to our time in Upper Key Stage Two, please click here. To look at our theme map please click here.

AUTUMN TERM

NARNIA

The children in Trombones Class were today very lucky to visit Narnia! We were bussed down to Hesketh Bank Christian Centre (many thanks to the Birkbecks and the drivers!) where we arrived at a train station, then through to a big house and then through a wardrobe... I'll let the pictures tell you the rest! Huge thanks to the people involved with this project - it seriously is amazing!

Enterprise

Enterprise Week kicked off on Monday with a very helpful and informative visit from Mr Birkbeck from GBA who told us all about the skills needed to make a successful business. We also played a board game which ran through the twists and turns of a global supply chain. Leading on from this we brainstormed ideas for our own company settling on the name Trombones All The Way and designed a logo too! We have decided to make two types of baubles - one personalised and for a specific person and the other for general purpose. Today, the creation began...

Mellors Catering

Peeling, slicing and dicing were the order of the day this afternoon! John from Mellors Catering came into school to teach us all about food and cooking. Working together we created a lamb hot pot and a chicken curry inspired with flavours from Sri Lanka. John talked to  us about the local ingredients we were using and the prepping and cooking process before allowing us all a taste. Yummy!

Outdoor and Adventurous

On Thursday 22nd November Trombones Class took part in OAA activities with Mr Taylor. On the back field we used our teamwork, communication and listening skills to solve problems such as ordering or untangling ourselves! Working together, we had to "cross the swamp" using hoops. Later on in the morning we used our problem solving skills and resilience to create dens out of canes, ropes, tarpaulin and anything we could find in the local environment. Please look at our photos to see our wonderful morning!

Remembrance

For Remembrance Week last week Trombones studied the famous War Poets. We analysed their use of figurative language in order to come up with our own war poems. We thought carefully about how horrible it would have been to be part of WWI, WWII or any war that has taken place. 

In our Theme lessons we took on the role of someone who took part in war and wrote letters and diary entries to reflect upon their thoughts and feelings during such a difficult and horrific time in their lives. 

We also made pinwheel poppies using red card and split pins.