Welcome to the Lower Evergreens (LEGS)
We would like to start by thanking you for your continued support during these uncertain times. All parents have taken up our offer allowing learners to access school for at least one day each week. We are very grateful for this and realise what a difficult decision it must have been.
Learners attending school once a week means they are able to collect weekly remote learning packs and take part in face to face lessons to help understand expectations. Work within the pack will include personalised home learning opportunities linked to key English and Maths skills, as well as work based on a weekly topic.
Our Topic for this Term is Ideal World. In these uncertain times the topic aims to provide learners with a platform on which to explore hopes and dreams and an opportunity to explore the positives in the world around us, focusing on aspects within their control.
English Learning will explore three main areas within the topic: Holiday brochures, Lyrics and Poetry and Presentation skills. Whilst exploring holiday brochures learners will investigate and plan their dream holiday. Lyrics and Poetry will explore how songs can describe the world around us and influence people and build an appreciation. The presentation skills will see students exploring martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech, before creating a presentation to describe their ideal world.
Maths will also be linked to the topic as learners use their measuring skills to design a garden and in doing so create a as a safe space where they are able to relax and feel good. Learners will also conduct surveys to gather information about possible future trips and visits. finally combining these skills students will plan a charity journey from Land's End to John O'Groats.
We will continue to use the webpage to provide information regarding remote learning and plan to include remote learners in a weekly class assembly.
If you have any questions about the learning both in school or remote, please do not hesitate to get in touch either on the email below, or by contacting the school by phone.
The Lower Evergreen Class is primarily our Key Stage 4 class. Students are therefore usually between fourteen and sixteen years of age. This year there are ten amazing students in the Lower Evergreen Class.
During their time in the Lower Sixth Form these students will continue their accreditation journey and their personal pathways that prepare the learners for their next stage, namely the post 16 provision that is best suited to meeting the students' individual needs.
Students learning at pathway 3 and 4 will develop key functional skills in maths and English by studying differentiated ASDAN Short Courses in English and Maths. Learners will also follow ASDAN short courses to gain experiences in a range of foundation subjects. This means that we are able to offer a nationally recognised accreditation in wider curriculum areas and key life skills opportunities (Further details are available in the attached documents below).
Students learning at Pathway 1 and 2 are offered a child centred approach to learning where skills linked to the preparation for adulthood areas within the EHCP are embedded within the whole learning experience, ensuring that these students are prepared for their next stage. Nationally recognised certification in English and Maths is also offered, through the use of the ASDAN 'Towards Independence' course.
All students will also access opportunities linked to work related learning, including individual work experience.
Look at Grace's beautiful video. She has been inspired to learn something new and create signs for some of her favourite songs. Wow!
Check out Tom's Dance moves!!
Class Update Friday 20th March
We have had a really unusual couple of weeks in the Lower Evergreens. Lots of staff and students have been off school and people have been feeling worried about the Coronavirus.
In class we have Persevered and stayed positive, which Rachel demonstrates beautifully in the video below.
Enjoy the video and we hope it makes you feel a bit happier.
Here are some more examples of us being brave!