Philosophy for Children (P4C) and Global Learning.

Our P4C and Global Learning theme for the summer term is 'Diversity.' We have been using a range of stories based on diversity to lead into our enquiries; Year 6 have been looking at diverse families and Year 1 have been looking at 'Shoes and socks' as a starting point for celebrating all of our differences. 

On 23rd and 24th May, we were lucky enough to host a group of Chinese students and their teachers- they are spending time in the UK to find out about  life over here, and to improve their English.We hope that we have helped them with both of these areas- they have had a wide range of experiences in school, including sketchbook work outside, phonics, telling the time, dragon puppets, Mrs Richards' super singing assembly, a poetry by heart assembly, French aerobics and Forest School. Our children have been wonderfully friendly and welcoming, and playtimes have been great fun. They have presented the school with some really beautiful gifts from China, which we will display around the school so that everyone can enjoy them. 

On June 5th, we will be having a 'Diversity Day' in school, where the children will learn about the lives of people who arrive in the UK as asylum seekers. We will be looking at lots of stories and poems, and writing some of our own, as well as writing some letters to the Refugee Council. We will also be having a 'Build a Den' day on June 8th, to help us to reflect on the homeless situation around the world. 

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Highfields Academy

Highfields Academy
Cumberland Avenue,

Main Contact: S Dyson

Tel: 01270 371196

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