Sunday 4 December saw the launch of our ‘Around the World’ cultural event as students from across the Foundation Stage and Primary School performed their ‘countries’ song for the first time in front of their teachers. Back in their classrooms, students ‘flew’ off to their countries, which marked the start of eight days of exploration into their country of focus. As you can imagine, with 21 different countries being researched across the Primary classrooms, the school has been a hype of activity. From the USA to New Zealand, students have had opportunities to strengthen their Building Learning Power muscles as they have learned about the culture, traditions, landscape, people, food and even language of their country.
Not only has the past week seen students increase their knowledge and understanding, but it has also allowed them to develop their communication and language skills through the meticulously, and sometimes messy, activities that were so carefully planned by their teachers. The students have displayed great pride and respect in the work that they have produced so far, with some being displayed on their classroom doors as they prepare for them to be judged by our Secondary School ambassadors this week.
Our Primary students have enjoyed ‘leading’ some of their own learning over the last week and it has been a real joy observing the engagement levels of the students not only in their classrooms, but also around the school. As part of our exit point, we are looking forward to welcoming you all to our International Market on Tuesday 13 December, from 11:00 to 13:00, as we take you on a journey around the ‘world’ viewing some of the great work that the students have produced.