Last Thursday RE leads from 4 of our schools met to moderate children’s work across a range of year groups. They also shared planning and it was very interesting to compare a church school to a non-church school’s approach with learning from both. One church school had set up a faith group of children who helped with the co-ordination of various activities in the school. These 6 children had worked with the RE lead over their time in school and it had helped them be very involved with school life. Schools were using classbooks as well as individual books to track children’s work and discussion on RE themes and ideas, as well as including trips and visits and using artifacts to stimulate lessons. In the Autumn the group will meet to work much more closely on assessment,as at the moment this is a challenge for many settings.
Yesterday 5 schools from our cluster to take part in a Maths Challenge, hosted and led by Jessop Primary School. The morning challenge was for teams from KS1, the afternoon for KS2. All the teams showed exceptional talent and enthusiasm for Maths – from presenting data on the contents of a tube of Smarties, to TV Countdown buzzer rounds. Well done to the winners, St Saviour’s Primary, but congratulations to each and every competitor for showing their skills and willingness to work as a team.
Some very high quality football was displayed this week as we continued our girls football matches hosted by Archbishop Sumner Primary. The girls from both Loughborough and Archbishop Sumner showed a high standard of skill in their match, with a 1 – 0 win for Loughborough.
Looking forward to our next fixture – St John’s Angell Town playing St John Divine on 25th June.
June is a busy month for BLC trips and events involving many of our schools.
The first is our Maths Challenge day on 13th June, organised by Jessop Primary, where teams from across the cluster in KS1 and KS2 will come together and test their mathematical knowledge! The following week, St John’s Angell Town Primary will host a KS2 Dance event where children will learn a routine together and perform it to a school audience. On 28th June we have children in year 4 and 5 across the cluster visiting the Royal Astronomical Society, with our annual cluster Spelling Bee, hosted by St Gabriel’s College that afternoon. Meanwhile our series of friendly girls football matches continues on Monday afternoons after school and there will be a girls football tournament on Tuesday 3rd July.
Please find attached Low Cost No Cost opportunities for this half term.
We enjoyed a close match of energetic girls football on Monday as St John’s Angell Town played Loughborough Primary. The final score – 1-1. Many thanks to Archbishop Sumner Primary for hosting a great game and we look forward to the next fixture, 21st May, Archbishop Sumner playing St John Divine Primary.