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
This week 8 of our schools met for a very informative session led by London CLC tutor Christian Turton, guiding us through a range of apps, software and preparing children for the Computing curriculum. The CLC produce a useful EYFS ‘Get Programming’ guide on their website with ideas to get children started in Reception, ready for KS1 (www.londonclc.org.uk/help-sheets). Christian took us on a tour of apps such as Book Creator, Puppet Pals, Build and Play and Scratch Jnr. He also showed staff the range of ways you can use an ipad to support young children’s learning including using 3D maps, making stories and soundtracks and voice dictation and we explored AR apps such as The Hungry Caterpillar, Quiver which brings children’s colouring to life and Nearpod which brings the world into the classroom. Thanks to all who attended and to London CLC for all their support.
Today we begin our new songwriting project, generously funded by Walcot Foundation, for children in Archbishop Sumner and Loughborough Primaries. During the next few weeks, the children will write and record songs themselves. Last week the teachers involved in the project got to write their own songs together, getting a feel for the project – Taylor Swift, watch out! The project will particularly support children who will benefit from building their confidence and working with others in a supportive team.
The Institute of Imagination’s Imagination Lab is based in our borough, on Lambeth High Street and has lots of opportunities for Lambeth families to get involved with making, exploring, tinkering with ideas and getting creative. On Wednesday 27th September, they will be launching their Community programme. Come along from 4 – 6pm and hear all about the offer.
IOI Lambeth Local Community Programme T1.pdf
invitation to Lambeth Community event launch.pdf
So, our big opera writing project begins today with the first of 7 workshops and finale performance in partnership with Black Cultural Archives and Pegasus Opera Company and generously funded by Ernest Cook Trust. The year 5 children will be writing and staging their own hip hop and reggae influenced pieces with support from Choral Director David Levale. We look forward to reporting more as the week’s progress.
This week’s flyer features quite a lot of family film this weekend, as part of the FREE Streatham Film Festival and at our local cinema in Loughborough Junction, Whirled Cinema.
low cost no cost 23 and 24 September 2017.docx
Here is our weekly flyer of free or low cost activities for families to enjoy together this weekend.
low cost no cost 16 and 17 September 2017.docx
After a well earned break, it will be great to start working again as a community of schools in and around Brixton. Meetings of Heads and Deputies will start this week and we have 2 new projects about to begin. One is songwriting in 4 of our schools; the other is another music project in partnership with Pegasus Opera and the Black Cultural Archives: Black Sound. More news on all our activities to follow soon.