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Robin Class 2023-24

Welcome to Team Robin

At the express level, pupils should encounter learning in a range of contexts and be supported to be able to develop and express their own opinions across the curriculum.  This stage is about experimenting with concepts and ideas. It is about being courageous and innovative.  It is about encouraging pupils to find their own voice and develop their identity.  We encourage pupils to respect and accept others’ opinions and individuality.  Drama, communities of inquiry and immersive experiences are the vehicles for learning. We take every opportunity to extend learning in real life situations through visits and visitors. Staff are facilitators of pupil-led learning at this stage through challenge and support, and creating a safe environment for every pupil to express themselves.

This is the foundation for empowering our pupils to take on the world.

In Robins, our Year 10/11 pupils will be based at The Bridge and will continue to learn through a combination of whole class, group work and individual work. There will be opportunities within the classroom to practice skills through practical activities and pupils will put their learning in to real life contexts out of the classroom, both at The Bridge and in the local area. Learning will be pupil led and link to topic areas and our whole school themes. Learning will also be linked to real-life situations and the world of work through our careers programme. Staff input will be minimal talk, instead we will support pupils to learn to and through talk.

Autumn 1 - Community - Topic Theme 'Urban Explorers'

This topic is all about the places where we live and those around us. We will learn about our home city and what facilities and services there are. We will think about leisure, work and education. We will learn what different opportunities are there for us in Doncaster. We will find out where things are, how to get there and how to access them. We will find out about different services in Doncaster, how these services may help us and how to access these services. We will learn and practice our independence skills through real life experiences. Through this topic, we will learn and practice skills to support us to be independent in the future.

The oracy focus is Inform and Explain. Pupils will develop their presentational skills over the half-term, with progressively more demanding expectations (eg formality, tone, gestures), part of the Physical Strand.  The topic will lead up to the Celebrate Activity – Interviews – pupils will be interviewed for work experience roles.  They will use clear language when presenting answers to the panel and will be able to explain why they are the right candidate for the job role.