Building community-then and now

There are so many activities across a school week, beyond our lessons, that help to build our children’s experience, confidence and enjoyment. We have done a lot of thinking about this and how a child’s primary school experience needs to be rich, varied and engaging. This week was no exception. At the end of the […]

Field trips and hockey sticks

It has certainly been an eventful week. The week began with Year 5 going to Heaton Park to carry out fieldwork. Having worked out where we were on the map, our first task was to gather information about the human and physical features around the park. The children created their own symbols and key for […]

Y2’s Surprise Tweet!

This week year 2 have been very creative, using their imaginations to bring their dragons to life through creating sketches that matched their written descriptions and also creating their own fantasy world using maps created by Paolini and Tolkien. I was so impressed with the sketches that the children did with Mrs Rhodes on both […]

A Musical Masterpiece!

Our next large scale musical event will take place in July at Bury Parish Church. I have been asked to organise a ‘Youth Prom’ style concert which will obviously involve the choirs from the 5 schools in our Collaborative, alongside the Bury Young Voices Choir, and the Derby High School Band. It is an exciting […]

Governors’ Learning Walk – British Values

Another interesting afternoon as a Governor of Unsworth Primary School.  Mr Cohen, Mr Howarth and I spent the afternoon carrying out a Learning Walk looking at how the school promotes British Values.  You can learn more about what this means by visiting the SMSC section of the website. We met with Mrs Ali first and […]

Poetry and mapping!

This week the children have enjoyed looking at acrostic poems. On Monday and Tuesday, we read various poems aimed at children of all ages and had discussions as to which age group we think they could be written for. To further their learning, the children thought hard about the PALL (purpose, audience, language and layout) […]

Taking a leap of faith…

Currently, the teaching profession is experiencing a period of significant change, with a new curriculum that is in its infancy, the removal of assessment levels, the introduction of a new SEND code of practice, the reduction in capacity of Local Authorities to offer support and the growing pressure on schools to deliver more and more […]