Today Key Stage 2 enjoyed a visit from the Parliament Education Team. They learnt about how laws are made and passed back and forth from the House of Commons to the House of Lords. Year 5 and 6 then had the opportunity to take part in a debate using Parliamentary ping-pong.
Cooking club is running again this year and the children are enjoying trying lots of new recipes.
This half term the children will focus on the theme Getting On and Falling Out. Across the school, work will focus on how we can be good friends as well as how to manage and resolve conflict. Certificates will be given out during assemblies to children who have demonstrated the skills taught, in real life situations.
Thank you to everyone who completed the School Council questionnaire. Gracie-Rose, was the lucky winner of the Tesco £5 voucher!
Each week children and their parents take part in a Let's Get Cooking Club with Miss Fatz and Mr Hughes. The club is funded through Tesco which has teamed up with the Children's Food Trust to support cooking clubs in Primary Schools across the UK. The club uses healthy, child friendly recipes from Tesco and focuses on what food we need to be healthy and how to prepare it safely.
Each week the recipes we have used will be added to our website. If you would like to find more recipes or hints and tips about cooking with children take a look at their website.
Our PSHE focus for Spring 1 was 'Good to be Me'. The children have taken part in assemblies based on the theme throughout the half term. On our final day we took the whole day to focus on the theme and all the children enjoyed a day in class completing various lessons and activities centered around 'Good to be Me.'
Year 1 and 2 focused on emotions, co-operation and negotiation.
Year 3 and 4 focused on identifying their strengths and setting their own personal goals.
Year 5 and 6 focused on building courage and resilience and beginning to look at minority groups within society.
A great day was had by all and we are now looking forwards to our next theme 'Relationships'.
On Friday 18th November the children enjoyed a fun packed day focused on 'Getting on and Falling Out'. All the children took part in a PSHE day where they thought about their relationships with others and how they can ensure they are a good friend to others.
Year 1 and 2 focused on how to resolve conflicts and be a good friend to others.
Year 3 and 4 began to explore different methods of communication such as morse code and how to solve differences of opinions. The children took part in debates and worked on their communication with each other.
Year 5 and 6 focused on the rights of children across the world. They explored the Children's Charter and developed their own charters. They considered what it would be like to live in another country and move to our country. They identified laws and structures we have in place to protect all cultures, beliefs and values.
On Monday afternoon, our year 6 pupils took part in a careers carousel. Local businesses came into school and talked to our pupils about their careers. The children participated in teams; taking on the role of team leader to initiate discussion with the company. The afternoon was a huge success and inspired our children to consider their future careers. A big well done to Alexia, who used her initiative and talked to the photographer about her ambitions.