4 Goldwell have been lucky enough to be involved with The Linking Project this year. This is a new project, that Great Chart have never had the opportunity to be involved in before. This project takes place across many schools in the U.K and aims to encourage confidence and tolerance of children from different beliefs and backgrounds. The programme is designed to encourage children to challenge stereotypes and not to judge people on appearances.
As part of the project, we have been twinned with Aldington Primary School. Before meeting, both classes were asked to take part in a variety of activities in which they thought about themselves, who has influenced them and what their interests and goals are. Mrs Barker then took this information to Aldington school and met the class there, whilst Miss Falmer came to meet us at Great Chart.
Last week both classes met for the first time at Singleton Environment Centre, to take part in various activities with a focus on building relationships and confidence. We all had a brilliant day and the children met lots of new friends. We played parachute games, created venn diagrams about our schools and then took part in some team building activities.
On Thursday we are looking forward to travelling to Aldington Primary School to spend the day there. We will be comparing their school to ours and continuing to build our relationships through various activities. Later on in the term, the children of Aldington will come and spend the day at our school to celebrate all we have learnt throughout the project. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the project so far and they are really looking forward to meeting up with their new friends again.
Make it! Draw it! Write it! is our new approach for developing mathematical thinking, giving the children opportunities to develop their understanding through building models of a mathematical problem, drawing pictures to develop and communicate understanding and only having gone through these stages recording their findings using signs and symbols. This new approach is the way forward to develop mathematic masters!
The workshop held for KS2 parents was aimed to demonstrate how we teach the 4 operations using the Make it! Draw it! Write it! model. This will give parents the confidence to engage and support their children at home when faced with mathematical problems. We will hopefully hold another session later in the year for those who were unable to attend. KS1 will also be holding one too.
“ I found the maths workshop for KS2 parents really interesting and beneficial. The maths equipment the children use really help them to visualise numbers. It was a very relaxed atmosphere where parents could ask teachers to demonstrate how children are taught so we can help them at home” – Parent Quote
will open Monday to Friday during school term time on
Monday 7th September 2015 At Singleton Village Hall
From 3pm until 6pm
Lots of fun, crafts, activities, indoor & outdoor games for 4 – 11 year olds.
Just £8.00 per session per child. (You may be able to claim up to 80% back through Working Tax Credits)
If you are interested, please download an enrolment form or collect from the school office, complete it and return it to Kent Play Clubs, 3 Raywood Office Complex, Leacon Lane, Charing, Kent TN27 0ET.
For more details, contact Jodie Torrance, the Senior Club Co-ordinator, on 07745 545387, or contact Kent Play Clubs on 01233 713813 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.