Since joining the First Federation Trust in September 2018, our school has benefitted from the collaborative days held with other schools from within our Central Hub. These experiences have been captured here and our shared Ethos Days can also be seen via the Ethos Team link below:
BLACK LIVES MATTER
Across the First Federation Trust, our schools have been involved in a collaborative art project, which has been aimed at promoting equality and celebrating diversity. Our focus has been to broaden and deepen children’s understanding and awareness of how these important themes can be championed through different art forms. Across the school, children have been inspired to create their own representations of artwork produced by different Black artists’ throughout history.
This project illustrates a central thread of our curriculum, which educates the children about the Fundamental British Values of Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance, The Rule of Law, and Democracy.
Art Exhibition July 2020
From viewing the Virtual Art Exhibition, you will witness how the children have embraced this opportunity to celebrate the colour, vibrancy and beauty of each artist’s works. Through shared discussion over the course of the project, it has been wonderful to see and hear how the children have been able to deepen their own and each other’s learning of why equality and cultural diversity are so integral to our society.
Approaching Greater Depth – Reading Workshop
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- A focus was given to borderline GD readers across the 5 Central Hub schools.
- Intended to support progression for those who are securely ‘working at’ the expected standard to a ‘greater depth’ standard.
- Using the book ‘Smith’ by Leon Garfield, children worked in mixed school groups, using clues from the text to decipher more about the lead character.
- Children used inference skills and researched unfamiliar archaic language to come to conclusions.
- Children worked together to use key explanation and reasoning skills, often verbalising their answers fluently and precisely to the rest of the group.
Country Dancing at Rockbeare
Friday 16th November 2018
- Children from our central hub partner schools of: Lady Seaward’s, Chudleigh Knighton, Westcliff and Willowbank came to Rockbeare for a morning of Country Dancing.
- Mrs Burrows and Mrs Spencer-Smith taught the children different steps and then two dances – the Circassian Circle and King’s Silver Jig. It was great fun despite the dreary, grey morning.
- Rockbeare children were very welcoming and new friendships were forged.