Spring Term 2 : 2019
This half term has seen Blue Group working really hard in the poly tunnel and on making a new vegetable plot. They have been busy recycling items to use - a bath to collect rain water, pallets for the raised beds, compost bins from the tip shop and tyres to be used as planters. They have also started growing spuds for the National Competition 'Grow Your Own' project.
Spring Term 1 : 2019
This term Blue Group are working on their Open Award Unit 'Everyday Food and Drink Prep'. This involves menu planning for the half term, shopping weekly for groceries and then preparing lunch on a Wednesday. Students are learning how to use equipment safely, choose healthy options, and work together to make lunch. Tables are laid with cloths and we all eat lunch together. After its all hands on deck to clear away !!
Autumn Term 2 : 2018
Students have settled in nicely to 6th form and this half term they have been working on thier Open Award Unit 'Independent Living' : recognising the skills they have and what they want to work on in the coming year. Work Experience started at Findons Horticulture Growers and also on the main site in the drama, library and nursery departments. A trip to Hatton Country World was enjoyed by all as part of our project on Autumn and students also worked on making items for the Christmas Fair. The class also started attending the school gyn weekly and went to see Dick Whittington at the Spa Centre.
Autumn Term 1 2018
This half term has seen lots of new students settling into 6th Form life and beginning a journey of development : learning a range of independent skills, taking responsibilty and becoming young adults. As a start we have been learning about Household Skills, Shopping, Using a Library, using the Gym, Health and Hygiene and all about Being a Young Adult.
Next term students will start work on their Open Awards Diploma in Independent Living, work experience and Survival Cookery !! As well as starting a Mini Enterprise Project for the Christmas Fayre !! Its all go in BLUE Group !!!
As part of our project on the Seasons students spent 5 weeks at Compton Verney on an art project where they learnt about Folk Art and used a range of different media to produce mosaic art pieces.
This term students have been working on Gardening for Pleasure as part of their Open Awards. They have been busy at Holloway Farm and in the poly tunnel at Drayton Ave growing vegetable plants to sell.
Spring Term 1 2018
This term Blue Group has been learning all about Winter !! We have made different types of snow, created a sensory area, been to the library to get books, sorted out winter clothes, and were crafty making polar bears. One lesson we did experiments to find out which animal is best insulated by wrapping our hands in fur, wool and fat to see which was the warmest. Last week we visited the Snow Dome in Tamworth for a hands on experience of the cold and snow !!! To celebrate our project we made a display board to reflect everything we had learnt.
Autumn Term 2017/18
This term students in Blue group have visited Pizza Express for a 'Make your own pizza class'.
Each of the students prepared the dough, mixed the marinara sauce, and decorated their own pizza! This fantastic opportunity is linked to several units in this years Open Awards, such as everyday food preparation and exploring the community.
Big thanks to Pizza Express Leamington!