The Brixton Learning Collaborative (BLC) is a group of 13 schools and Children’s Centres in Brixton, south London, working together to support pupils, staff, families and the local community through partnership working.
In the Brixton Learning Collaborative, we help each other to be outstanding
We do this through:
- Maintaining our creative approach
- Promoting pupil voice
- Demonstrating transformational impact
- All schools becoming beacons of excellence
- Demonstrating a sense of collective responsibility
- Supporting schools to ensure Teaching and Learning remains consistently outstanding over time
- Engaging families with support from schools within the Collaborative
- Sharing our resources in a reciprocal way
Our group from Year 6 Archbishop Sumner had a great visit. Some of us had never been to the Houses of Parliament or House of Lords before. We learned some amazing facts. Did you know that Henry VIII was the last monarch to live in The Palace of Westminster?
On Tuesday seven of us went to the Houses of Parliament. We had to leave school quite early, so that we could catch the tube. Then eventually when we got there a woman called Stella gave us a tour of the Houses of Parliament. We looked around the House of Commons, also known as the ‘Green Room’. Then we visited the House of Lords also known as the ‘Red Room’. We also learnt that the Queen is not allowed in the Houses of Commons because King Charles the first did not like what was going on so he barged in and wanted to arrest a lot of the Mps and then the civil war started. The king lost and then he got his head cut off. So now they do not let the king or queen in the House of Commons.
After that we had a session learning about how laws are made in parliament with the other children. We sat as the government and some of the other children sat opposite us as the opposition. We decided to debate whether children should be able to bring in their own technology to help with their learning. The debate was run like question time and when we wanted to speak we had to stand up and look at the speaker and he would point at us then we would say what we wanted to say. Once you had said what you wanted to say you then sit down. If Mp’s agree they say, “Hear Hear!” And if they didn’t agree they would go “mumble mumble.” In the end we had a vote on the technology debate and if it was in real life it would have been sent to the House of Lords and then to the monarch and the queen would sign the bill with a yes. We really enjoyed the visit.
activities for families to enjoy this weekend
Low Cost no cost flyer no 171 Sept 2016.docx
Children from 4 of our primary school are working together this morning to learn about the workings of the Houses of Parliament and the process of making laws. Children from Archbishop Sumner, St John Divine, St John’s Angell Town and St Saviour’s will be blogging about their visit later on, to share their experiences. Looking forward to reading all about it!
Coralie Alison and Anna Gawthorpe, from St John’s Angell Town Primary School have been announced as one of ten winning applicants for the London Innovation Teacher Fund, funded by the Mayor’s office and organised by SHINE. Their Active Learners in Numeracy project will deliver a toolkit of movement-orientated, play based pedagogical activities for children in Reception. The project supports children’s physical development whilst also addressing specific numeracy learning objectives. The grant will support role out to other schools in our cluster. We look forward to the project getting started this year.
Thank to Evelyn Grace Academy for hosting another great Spelling Bee competition last week. The standards were extremely high and the competition was fierce but the cup this year has gone to Christ Church Primary, SW9 – congratulations!
Our Early Years Forum met last week and put together a list of book titles they really enjoyed with their classes this year. Here they are:
Sharing a Shell,
The Crocodile who didn’t like Water,
Not again Red Riding Hood.
The Snail and the Whale
What the Ladybird Heard.