Sapphire Class is one of three Key Stage 3 classes in Gemstones Pod. We are following a three year curriculum cycle which ensures pupils gain a varied and exciting learning journey as they progress across their three years in Years 7, 8 and 9.
Through our carefully planned, differentiated teaching, pupils not only make progress educationally but also socially- this is made possible through us embedding social skills across the curriculum. Respecting one another and appreciating difference are also key areas which are instilled upon in our class.
Pupils have the opportunity to work independently and in small groups, thus encouraging both independence and team work. This culminates in providing varied learning experiences for pupils and ensuring their best possible progress.
Each class produces their own termly newsletter to let parents and carers know what learning is taking place within their classroom. To read the Sapphire Class newsletter/s click on the link below and search for Sapphire Class.
Suggested Home Learning
There are many ways parents can extend and support their child’s learning at home. Minimal input of resources and time can still heavily influence their learning. Easy low cost activities such as regular reading at home or simple word games can support children’s basic language skills; whilst offering experiences such as exploring the local community can build a child’s understanding of the world and support a range of areas such as maths and physical development.
We have put together a selection of suggested home learning activities for parents / carers to use with their children. Use the link below to view / download our Sapphire Class Home Learning Activities document.