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Applebee Wood Community Specialist School

Respect, Belonging, Trust, Resilience, Aspiration


Welcome to Scott Class!


Hello and Welcome to Scott Class!

The Staff in Scott Class are:

Mr Branford - Class Teacher

Mrs Walkden - Teaching Assistant

Miss Marrileese- Teaching Assistant

Mrs Cheyne - Teaching Assistant

Click below to see our visual timetable!

Summer 1

We have lots of exciting things going on in Scott Class this half term. In Literacy, we are focusing on instruction writing. We will be writing instructions for sandwiches and then making them. We will also be designing our own board games and writing instructions for them.


In Maths, we will be focusing on number, place value and counting.


We have a few exciting things planned, like and African drumming session and trips to the park!



Spring 2

In Spring 2, we will continue to focus on factual and non fiction writing. In Maths, we will be taking on some tricky topics, including time and fractions.


We will delve deeper into the Romans in History, learning about Roman inventions and the legacy that they have left us. In Geography, we will look at Landscapes, and the Environment.


We will still go to Runshaw Collage on a Thursday, and have P.E. on a Monday and Forrest School on a Friday.

Spring 1

After and exciting Autumn term and a good break over the Holidays, Scott Class are vey excited to be back in school. 

In Literacy, we are doing all about Factual writing and Factual information. We have done lot of writing, using all of the features of a fact file, such as sub headings and paragraphs. We have written fact files on a subject of our choice and also on Volcanoes, which ties nicely in with our Topic for the half term.


We have been doing lots of hard work in Maths, particularly focusing on Money and Measurement. We have been doing lots of work problems and lots of challenging work about giving change.


Our Topic for the half term is Volcanoes, we have done lots work on this in Literacy and it also ties in nicely with out History topic, the Romans. We have learned all about Popeii and the eruption of Mount Vesuivious. 

Autumn 2

This half term, we have got lots of interesting work to get stuck into! In Literacy, we will be reading and writing about Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. We will be writing some of our own stories and exploring other countries!


In Maths, we will be moving on to some tricky multiplication and division, some measuring and some sequencing. We are looking forward to challenging our selves!

We will continue with our Topics of the Salve Trade and European Geography. We will look at how the raw materials farmed by slaves were manufactured in Britain and the effect that had on our local area. 


A few reminders for parents and carers:

P.E. lessons are on Mondays. Please send your child into school in their P.E. kit.

Forrest School is on Fridays. If you would like, your child can bring in a bag of old clothes and/or wellies to wear to Forrest School.



Autumn 1 Review

Our first half term has drawn to a close. It has been really nice to see all of the children get settled into the routines and structure of their new class new class. 

Last half term, the children did some really great work. We wrote some great playscripts, which we turned into excellent puppet shows. The children have done some really tricky work in Maths, some of the children have even been working with decimals! In topic, we have learnt a lot about the transatlantic slave trade and European Geography. Lots of the children have also done some great work in Art, creating pieces of art using a range of different lines.

Autumn 1 2023

We are all set for a busy term in Scott Class! We have lots of exciting learning to cover. In Literacy, we will be studying Wallace and Gromit and Roald Dhal. In Maths, we will focus on our basic number skills, alongside some Geometry skills.


In Topic, we will be looking at the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and European Landscapes. Children will also do lots of Creative Arts lessons, and will be able practise their songs for the A-Factor towards the end of the term.


Scott Class will do P.E. on Mondays, so children should come to school on Monday in their P.E. Kits. 


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email, by ringing the school office or on SeeSaw.






This term Scott Class are up to lots of exciting things. In Literacy, we are currently studying the book Maya and the Turtle. It is a Korean fairy tale. We are going to do lots of descriptive writing about it. This term, we will also be looking a visual literacy. We will do this through the film, Avatar. 


In Maths, we are continuing to do lots of hard number work. It has been nice to see the children improve so much over the course of the year. We will continue to work on our counting, addition, subtraction and place value skills. 


In Humanities, we are looking at trade and then the Blitz and the Second World War. We are also hoping to get a trip to Lancaster Castle. 


This term in Literacy, we have been learning about rhyming words. We have been studying the books Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts by Roald Dahl. We have really enjoyed the funny rhymes. The children have done a great job acting out some of the stories. We have also written our own revolting version of Cinderella.


Our Topic this term has been the Caribbean and the UK. We have done lots of comparisons of different foods from the UK and the Caribbean. We have done lots of cooking of food from the UK and Caribbean.


In Maths we have been working on Money and Statistics. The children have done some shop roleplays.


In P.E. we have done football and tennis this half term. We've played lots of small sided games of football and have been working on our racket skills and hand eye coordination.

Autumn 2

This term we have been studying the book Billionaire Boy. We have written lots of letters, some formal ones and some informal ones. We have really enjoyed getting to know all the different Characters like Joe Spud and the Grubb Twins.


Our Topic for the half term has been China and the Shang Dynasty. We have learnt all about the Great Wall of China, Shang Culture and Chinese Geography.


We have covered a range of topics in Maths. It has been nice to see all of the children progressing well.


We love to be active in Scott Class. In P.E. we have been doing lots of fun gymnastics!

Autumn 1

We have got a very exciting term ahead.


Our main focus in Literacy will be the play Macbeth. We have already really enjoyed acting out the first few scenes of the play.


In Maths, we're concentrating on Number. We've been getting stuck into lots of addition and subtraction problems, as well as brushing up on our place value skills.


Our Topic this term is Extreme Earth. We've already learnt lots about volcanoes, including making them explode! We're looking forward to learning about some famous historical eruptions in the next few weeks. 


As a class we also really love P.E.!  We've been doing some Dance and Yoga this half term, along with some fun fitness.


Apart from Mr Branford, we do have a few other teachers for different subjects. Mrs Gallagher for Phonics and PSD and Mr Gibney for Art and Computing.

Hothersall Lodge Residential

Some of KS3 went on a residential visit to Hothersall Lodge near Longridge where they took part in activities such as: canoeing, team-building challenges, gorge scrambling, den building, climbing, zip-wire and lighting camp fires.

We all had an amazing time, plus the food was fantastic. We all managed to challenge ourselves and do things which both scared us and made us feel brave. We managed to make new friends and got to know old friends a little better.