On the Friday before half term, Year-6 children visited the City Campus of Northumbria University in Newcastle. While we were there, the children took part in a number of activities: an engineering task; a team investigation-puzzle; a sporting activity (dodgeball); and a guided tour of the campus. They met and worked with student ambassadors, who are current university students, and were able to ask them lots of questions and get a taste for what university life is like.
This year, our school has been involved in a number of exciting projects overseen by the British Council. Once two or more schools decide on a topic for a joint project, the fun can begin! There are different aims and outcomes depending on the project, but all of the projects are run in friendship, with great communication, and much collaboration. Hopefully, this will inspire and broaden the horizons of our pupils.
Year 4 were learning about business through a workshop entitled ‘Our Nation’, led by Gurpreet Jagpal over the course of two afternoons. Gurpreet shared his university and business background with the children at first, then through a series of games, discussion, critical thinking, teamwork and a project, the children could understand how the geography of our nation could have an impact on business. We are grateful to Gurpreet for giving up some time from his busy schedule to share his insightful knowledge and experience.
This term as part of our learning about animals Reception had a visit from Zoo Academy. We were visited by lots of creepy crawlies including Cockroaches, a frog, a giant African land snail, a tarantula and a snake! The children learned how to handle the animals safely and were very brave! They were able to talk about how the animals felt and how to look after them. In addition we also thought about the countries which the animals came from and what it would be like there. We were very impressed with the children’s understanding of the World!
Here are some pictures of the visit.
Toffee is quite literally, going to be broadening his horizons over the next few weeks! In conjunction with the British Council, our school will be linking up with other schools around the world, by sending and receiving our school mascots.
Each school mascot will be jetting off to various locations around the globe, with the recipient schools taking photographs of the mascot around their school, on school visits, and to local landmarks. An international mascot diary will also be completed by the pupils, to document the exciting activities the mascot will have been involved in, within each host school.
We can’t wait to receive our first mascot – it will begin its adventure by visiting the class with the best attendance. During our weekly Attendance Awards assembly, we will catch up with the mascot, and learn about the school and country it’s from.