Class 11 Autumn Term 1


In LIRA this half term, we have read a wide variety of texts and worked on various skills.

We have read extracts from the bookS ‘Kick’ And ‘Holes’.

we have also read a variety of texts linked to our topic - the Galápagos Islands.

We have worked on our retrieval and skimming and scanning skills, as well as our inference and summarising skills.


We received the following email from Tui...

So we decided to write a setting description about the Galápagos Islands!

We collected a wide variety of high-level vocabulary before learning a wide range of skills: similes, metaphors, personification, semi colons and adverbial phrases!

Here are the outcomes!


We have been extremely busy in maths this half term. We have been learning about...

Place Value
Rounding Decimals
Negative Numbers in Context
Multiplying and Dividing by 10 and 100
Adding and Subtracting Decimals
Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
Multiplying Decimals
Short Division, Presenting Remainders as Whole Numbers, Fractions and Decimals
Presenting Remainders as Whole Numbers, Fractions and Decimals in Context
Dividing by 2-Digit Numbers
Converting Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Equivalent Fractions
Comparing Fractions with Different Denominators
Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators
Fractions of Amounts
Percentages of Amounts

Our topic - Galápagos Expedition - has been Geography-based. We have learnt a variety of geography skills

We learnt the 8-points of a compass. We went to Mapplewell Park to practise this skill by using a compass to navigate between several points.

We learnt how to use 6-Figure grid referencing to locate the habitats of different wildlife on the Galápagos Islands.

We learnt how to interpret a topographical map and explored the use of contour lines and cross sections.

We also learnt about tectonic plates and the three different plate boundaries: convergent, divergent and transform. Did you know the Galápagos Islands are volcanoes formed 4.2 million years ago?

Physical Education

In PE this half term, we have been playing netball. We have developed our passing and shooting skills.

We have also learnt the positions and roles of all the player in a game of netball.


In PHSE we have been learning about family and relationships. We have been learning to resolve conflict, through negotiation and compromise and about respect, understanding that everyone deserves to be respected.

In September, we were fortunate enough to be visited by Barnsley MP - Dan Jarvis. It was an extremely valuable experience as we were able to ask him a variety of questions about his career, life experiences and future plans.

Robin Wood

In just our second week back, we visited Robin Wood to take part in lots of residential activities: zip-wire, piranha pool and giant swing just to name a few!

It has been a fantastic half term jam-packed with lots of hard work and fun!

We hope that everyone in Class 11 has a well-deserved break and has a brilliant half term!


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