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Bozeat Primary School
Going International
cultures and ethnicities around the world and some of their traditions and ways of life. We also want our children to leave the school with high aspirations and having different visitors in school is one way in which we do this. International week has enabled all members of the school community to learn a great amount about different countries around the world but also to celebrate the different ethnicities we have in our school already.’ Pupils from the school said, ‘I thought it was a fun and enjoyable experience because I love the thought of what other people do in their country and I liked thinking about the similarities and differences.’ (Alexander, Year 5). ‘It was better than fantastic!’ (Nathan, Year 1). ‘I really like the gum boot dancing and the men were really funny when they were trying to make us laugh.’ (Jemima, Year 4). ‘It was awesome’ (Erron, Year 5).
Stanton Woods
Between the 7th and 11th November and linking in with Black History Month, Bozeat Primary School has been hosting an International Week
funded by a Big Lottery Fund Grant. The week consisted of special workshops and classes to learn about the diversity of the world, with pupils, parents and the local community invited to attend the various different activities. The week commenced with a lively and invigorating performance by the Mighty Zulu Nation Theatre Group. This was a creative experience that positively promoted racial equality, citizenship, cultural diversity and citizenship. This was followed up later in the week by Anup (Cellist and Indian Musical experience), an Aboriginal art work shop for the younger children and Mexican craft work shop for the older pupils. The week ended with an International Food Fair for the whole
community to attend.
The Head Teacher said, ‘Bozeat is a small rural village with prominently White British people that live in it. International week gives our children a brilliant insight into other
Newton Blossomville School
The term started with a fantastic Forest School trip to Stanton Woods. The children made dens, climbed trees, created woodland art and soaked up the autumnal atmosphere, but the best part of the day was drinking hot chocolate and eating hot dogs around the camp  re. The following day we had a visitor from Bucks
museum who worked with the children through drama, games and stories to teach them about the Roman Empire. We also have, in school, a display of Roman coins found locally in Cold Bra eld. At the end of last term the children who had attended dance club gave a performance of their choreographed piece, it brought a tear to the eyes of the audience and scored a 10 from the judges! The children have also learned about Diwali, a Hindu festival of light, made Diva lamps from clay and listened to the story of Rama and Sita. Autumn has been a busy time for the children at Newton Blossomville School. Christmas festivities are starting to creep up on us beginning with a trip to a Christmas Tree farm to see how Christmas trees grow, how they are cared for and to learn about the history of how they came to be decorated in our homes. The 2nd December is the big ‘Newton Christmas Switch On’ starting at 6pm, an evening of mulled wine, carols, Christmas eat treats, gift stalls and the lighting of the Christmas Tree, come along and enjoy a magical night.
Sherington School
Our Owls are learning all about Space in their “Moon Zoom” topic this half term and to kick-start their learning journey they were treated to a day out at the National Space Centre in Leicester. They had an amazing time in
the planetarium, climbing to the top of a real rocket, getting up close to real meteorites and dressing their teacher up as an astronaut! Meanwhile, our Robins new topic is “Tell me a story” and the children have particularly enjoyed Jack and The Beanstalk. As well as writing about the story and painting pictures of Jack, some of the children have enjoyed dressing up as the characters from the book and our goose even laid a golden egg! We are currently turning our home corner into a castle and making our own beanstalk! Our recent open day was a huge success with lots of families from Sherington and further a eld attending.
Moon Zoom
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