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Redwood Park Academy


Class Teacher: Martin Hughes

Welcome to Castle Class one of our Key Stage 4 classes here at Redwood Park Academy.

Autumn 2023


Welcome to Castle Class of 2023-24!

We have had a very busy start to this academic year.   The class welcomes all the pupils from last year’s D’day group with new staff additions of Martin, Rosie and Dan!  We have focused so far on our number skills in maths reminding ourselves of the importance of place value of a digit in a number so that we can confidently work with our number problems.  In English we have been reading the adventures of Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and writing descriptive sentences of our own made up ‘Charlie’s’.

Our topic this term is Shaping Portsmouth, which means we will be exploring the history of Portsmouth trade and industry as a city - particularly its industrial past to modern Waterfront City.  A large part of the work we shall be undertaking over the next few months will be preparation for life beyond Redwood Park, in other words preparing your young person for the next steps in their lives whether that is college or the world of work or even both!

Finally, as a group we shall be working in collaboration with local colleges and other groups to provide life chances beyond Redwood in whichever placement your young person finds themselves in.  Year 11 is a year of firsts and of lasts and with an open mind, a courageous attitude no obstacle shall be too big to overcome in our work supporting each other along the way.