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Yesterday we spent the whole day at our partner school, Stanley Primary School. We had the opportunity to observe lessons from ECD up to Grade 7. In the ECD class the children took part in a storytelling lesson which was followed by mark making. In Grade 1 we observed children learning about the number 7. Grade 2 showed children taking part in a materials lesson, and in Grade 3 children were learning about time, where children had made their own clock face at home to use in the lessons. It was lovely to see the children engaged in their lessons and enthusiastic to learn. It was also interesting to see how the teachers in Zimbabwe teach each topic, which gave us the opportunity to reflect on our own practice.
The children in the older grades presented their learning on our Quality Education project. They showed us the research they had completed on what quality education is, and what the barriers to quality education are. They also shared information from their research on Syrian refugees.
Today we presented the work that we have completed during the project, and the impact the
at this has had on ourselves and the learners involved. Present at the presentation were directors of education in Zimbabwe, directors of the British Council in Zimbabwe, the inspectors of education, head teachers from the district, and members of staff from our partner schools.
This week Miss Lee and Miss Golightly are visiting Zimbabwe
Today we spent the day visiting our partnership schools in Zimbabwe. Stanley Primary School, Lundi Park, St Paul's Mkoba and Bumburwi.
We were so lucky to be greeted with traditional dancing and singing from the children in Zimbabwe.
Throughout the day we toured around the schools and had the opportunity to see the children working in their classrooms.
They were taking part in lessons such as maths, English, agriculture and science.
We look forward to finding out what the rest of the week has to offer.
Year 3 had a lovely morning visiting the local library. We were very impressed with the children's respect and manners whilst we were there. We discussed the difference between fiction and non-fiction, how the books are organised at the library and how we can read the blurb to decide if we are interested in the book.
We even got chance to stamp the books out ourselves!
Over the last two weeks Year 3 have gone into the local area to investigate local attractions as well as reading maps, keys and compasses in order to explore direction and location.
We were also lucky enough to have a visitor come into school to talk about Crook's history - there were lots of facts none of us were aware of! We couldn't believe how Crook has changed. We were very grateful for the presentation and everything we learnt.
This week we have been participating in Judo taster sessions. In the sessions we played some games and began to learn some signature moves. The sessions were thoroughly enjoyed by children.
A brand new Judo club will be operating in Willington Methodist church and will start at the end of the month. Children get their first session free to ensure they want to continue learning Judo, so it is definitely worth signing up for the freebie! If children then sign up they receive a free Adidas Judo uniform and white belt.
For more information and to book the free introductory session visit www.destinationbritishjudo.org.uk, call 0121 728 6987 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This morning the Children's Leadership Team had the exciting task of opening the new Aldi store in Crook. They were joined by Olympic medal winning gymnast Amy Tinkler to cut the ribbon.
Amy followed this up with a whole school assembly where she talked about her journey to becoming a gymnast, tips on how the be the next top sports person and shared her bronze medal with the children.
It was fantastic to see such a big turn out for our parent afternoon this week. There was some lovely teamwork between children and families and as a result some detailed canopic jars were made - all ready to be painted after half term!
Following this, children and families also completed our Ancient Egypt vocabulary challenge - unscrambling topic words and finding the correct definition around the hall. Well done to everyone who completed it! The prize winner will soon be announced!
We were lucky enough this morning to have Olympic Gymnast Amy Tinkler in school. The children were very excited and asked some fantastic questions. Here we all are with her and her Olympic medal!
Today Year 3 were kindly invited to Crook Methodist Church by Reverand Ray for a celebration of Harvest Festival. Harvest Festival service is to celebrate the collection of food from the land, we sang songs and gave prayer. We brought food to contribute to our local food bank; it was lovely to see so many family members in church!
In recent years, astronomers have discovered thousands of planets and planetary systems orbiting around nearby stars. Some are small and rocky like the Earth, whilst others are gas giants like Jupiter.
Children are invited to name an exoplanet and the star it orbits.
The proposed names should be of things, people, or places of long-standing cultural, historical, or geographical significance, worthy of being memorialized through naming of a celestial object.
Please return this entry by Wednesday 9th October where a class winner will be picked to enter the national competition. The names in the national competition will then be whittled down by a panel of astronomy experts, including judges from the RAS, to a final selection, with the public getting the chance to vote for their favourites in mid-November. The winning names will be announced in mid-December 2019 along with all other selected names from the countries participating in the competition.