A Wealth of Experiences for Upper Secondary

A Wealth of Experiences for Upper Secondary

Busy, busy, busy...

Upper Secondary, busy, busy, busy

Wembley class have this term taken on the role of detectives in our new topic CSI to solve the mysterious disappearance of Alison Beane’s hat that she wore to the palace. The Wembley team have scoured the school high and low exploring and investigating clues and interviewing suspects. All will be revealed in our fabulous finish did they manage to solve the mystery?!


In Life Management pupils have been exploring life skills and jobs they will come into contact with during school and beyond. They have explored the roles carried out by a nurse, hairdresser, a pilot, a teaching assistant and a fire fighter to name a few. They have also explored some specific jobs they may have the chance to do for themselves with and without support – making a hot and cold drink, making a sandwich and knowing to use soap when washing hands. They have explored these activities with the use of symbols to show an understanding of the order of events to make an activity a success and then pupils have followed the symbols to see if the order worked. The pupils have listened really well and enjoyed exploring different activities which are relevant to them.


In Sport and Leisure pupils have enjoyed exploring and developing their skills using the adapted bikes. Pupils have completed lots of different tasks and challenges to focus on their health and wellbeing and enjoyed taking our very own Tour De Mary Rose in which pupils had to work together in their teams to complete a number of laps of the outdoor area in the quickest time.


In Modern World we have continued to explore the cultures and customs of countries around the World. We started by learning about Samba from Brazil and enjoyed a visit from a Samba band. We then created our own Samba performance. This led us on to study Carnival and Mardigras traditions around the world. We learned about “pancake day” in France and learned how to ask for (and then eat!) our favourite pancake toppings in French. For the past two weeks we have been learning about the Patron Saints of the Home countries of the United Kingdom. Each week usually finds us tasting food from our chosen destination and so we had Scottish shortbread and Irish Barm brack to compliment these lessons.


Creative works pupils have really enjoyed being involved in making a three minute film they have chosen the props and costumes for their film and have been rehearsing their scenes. Can’t wait to see the final result! They have also produced artwork centred around the board game Cluedo to fit in with our CSI theme.

Bring on the summer term with plenty of new learning opportunities.