Infants and Junior classes get together to learn from one another!
This week has been a week that has made me truly proud of the children we have across our Federation of schools because not only have they performed in class as normal, but they have shown a genuine desire to learn from the older pupils in a couple of cross-phase projects. Pictured above is one example, where Years 1 and 2 children went over to the Junior school for Year 4 pupils to explain and lead the younger ones through the art of Geo-Caching. This was extremely exciting and something the Infants greatly enjoyed, but it also highlighted the fact that our older pupils had retained a lot of information from their lessons on it whilst at Flegg High School.
Moreover, our Year 6 pupils visited the Infant school and worked alongside the Reception cohort explaining and helping them undertake some Art activities. Watching the younger pupils hanging on every word from the older pupils is a sight to behold. It also gave the older pupils the opportunities for leadership and responsibility. I am sure it will not damage their street credentials too much when some of them pretended to be horses galloping across the playground.
I have enjoyed seeing the typed-up writing from the children in Dragonflies demanding Mr. N. O. Body cancels his plans to fill in the nature pond. You can hear their passionate voices through their writing and it is highly emotive. I have also been pleased by the Ladybirds' writing telling all about their minibeasts. This learning stimulated by the fact they have been growing Caterpillars across the Reception classes.
Next week on Monday 3rd July, we have our Federation transition day, where pupils will get to experience their new classes and new staff. It will be fun for the Year 2 children who will be attending Junior school from the beginning of the day - very grown up. We will also be able to see the new cohort of Reception children across the morning. On Wednesday 5th, we also have our Sports' Day morning where we will see which house team will be victorious after all the fun activities have been completed. We look forward to seeing you all there, encouraging and supporting everyone. It is all just a bit of fun.
Have a great weekend everyone!