Our programme for School Linking has been endorsed by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and the Department for Education (DfE). It is nationally recognised as offering a positive, age appropriate curriculum contribution to spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, British values and the Prevent Duty. We feel the project creates real reasons for communicating and is a fantastic way for children to meet and interact with others. Importantly, Linking also promotes achievement through literacy rich resources.
The children meet three times in the year, usually the first of these meetings is an educational visit in a neutral venue, followed by visits to each school in the spring / summer term. The classes exchange work throughout the year and through this structured programme explore four key questions:
· Who am I? – exploring identity
· Who are we? – celebrating diversity
· Where do we live? – promoting community
· How do we all live together? – championing equality
Please contact Miss Coulton (Linking Project Coordinator) for more details.
Year 3 went to the Blackburn museum to finally meet Year 3 from Daisyfield! We have done lots of activities before this, sending questions, videos and artwork of each other so we could start to get a better understanding of each other before we met. Year 3 had a wonderful day focusing on learning as much as we could about our new friends and playing lots of games! The children developed their art skills by drawing portraits of one another after having a portraits art class. THey can't wait to meet up with them again soon!