Haiti start 2017 with a busy few weeks

It has been another busy term in Haiti class – from the panto to The Battle of Bosworth, and Chinese Dragons!

We began Term 3 with an enjoyable visit to the pantomime when we went to the Leas Cliff Hall to watch Jack and the Beanstalk. Everyone had a great time, and we all thought the costumes and dancing was fantastic!

We have been enjoying our English lessons where we have been studying The Quest, where we have had to help the character Milo find the lost crown. This has involved lots of group work and problem solving. We have developed our speaking and listening skills and learnt to listen to other peoples’ ideas in a group. In Maths lessons we have continued to practise addition and subtraction and some of us are developing our multiplication skills.

In Term 3, we finished our history study for this year, by learning about The Tudors – we especially enjoyed re-enacting the Battle of Bosworth, where we dressed up as different characters including Henry Tudor and Richard III. James Betts did especially well in the role of Richard III. We are beginning our geography studies for Year 8, by learning about the weather, and reporting on storm Doris as weather reporters!

Class groups this term have focused on Chinese New Year and British Values. We concluded our studies about Chinese New Year with a fantastic dragon parade around the whole school. We also learnt some Chinese dancing and music, along with finding out about the animal of our birth year, and learning to write our names in Chinese!

Various members of Haiti class have been on different sporting events, including James, who represented the school very well at a multisport event, and Soniya attended the Kent FA football tournament with 20 other students from The Beacon between Special Schools from across the county and performed exceptionally well, thoroughly enjoying a competitive day’s work!