Lime Class

We are a secondary class and our pupils range from year 9 to year 11. We are a Ready to Learn cohort. We are a ready to learn class, developing our academic skills as well as continuing to build life skills for the future. We have specialist teachers in English, Maths and Science and are working towards either an Entry level or GCSE qualification in the subjects. We also have opportunities to complete additional qualifications such as ASDAN short course qualifications, including manufacturing and animal care, Art, ICT, and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.  

Term 4 2022

Lime class has started term 4 off with a bang! A fantastic trip to Hollywood Bowl in Yeovil to celebrate our successes of term 3.  

Lime class had lots of fun celebrating world book day. We took part in a variety of fun and exciting themed activities to explore different texts, from hunting for Wally, potion making to help George create a new marvelous medicine and creating revolting rhymes in which two members of Lime class won runners up prizes for their work. An amazing day had by all.  

This term sees Key Stage 4 continuing to develop their English skills either working towards their GSCE’s or Entry levels. In maths we are continuing to develop our understanding of fractions. Science week approaches and students will be encouraged to participate in a variety of experiments to support their understanding in Chemistry, Biology and Physics.  

In food technology we will be developing our pastry making skills, making savoury pastry dishes. Pupils will continue to develop their skills during their option classes of ICT, Art, PSE, manufacturing, animal care and Duke of Edinburgh to name just a few.  

With National Careers week coming up, all students will continue to explore future pathways for post 16 education and future careers and jobs roles. We will also visit some colleges and hold transition talks thinking about future next steps.  

Term 3 2022

Lime class has returned refreshed after the Christmas break. This term see’s the continuing development of our core English skills and building our inference skills during reading.  

In maths, the first half of the term saw us developing our knowledge of statistics. Pupils developed their own surveys to record key information and construct tables, charts and graphs representing their information. Pupils were then able to analyse and interpret information and develop their problem solving skills based on statistical information. For the second half of the term, the focus will be on ration and fractions. Pupils will develop their knowledge and skills around fractions, understanding equivalent and simplified fractions and complete calculations using fractions. 

Science this term looks at chemistry and will encourage pupils to developed their scientific thinking and working skills. Pupils will cover a variety of topics developing their skills for both Entry Level and GCSE Science.  

Food technology focuses on sauces. Pupils will learn to cook a variety of sauces which can be adapted to different recipes. We have already made a white sauce for macaroni cheese and a tomato based sauce for pizzas. We are looking forward to celebrating Chinese New Year with a veggie fried rice and sweet and sour sauce. 

Our Staff 


Elanor Richardson 

Elanor is the class teacher and has been working in education for 9 years, teaching for 2 years. She joined Mendip School in September 2021. She loves teaching pupils of all ages and supporting them to grow into young independent adults, achieving their full potential. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family (her husband and two children, who keep her busy) and is beginning to learn to play golf.  

Joe James

Joe started working at the Mendip School in 2018 and has worked in the secondary department as a TA along with a CST role for the Design Technology department. Before working in education Joe was a prop maker for the Animation and Film industries. Joe is passionate about every child reaching their potential and loves passing his knowledge of DT and drawing skills onto the students. Out of school Joe likes illustration and climbing. 



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