Alongside our curriculum, we hold special days to enrich the learning by celebrating special events in school. During these days, we embrace and explore a range of cultures, traditions and festivities from around the world. We believe that our children should have opportunities for new experiences to increase their cultural capital as they learn about the world around them.
On Wednesday 1st February 2023, some of our amazing Year 5 children took part in the Trust Shakespeare performance of The Tempest. Prior to the performance, the children wrote their own song, choreographed a dance and worked with an actor to perform a scene from the play. All the Year 5s who took part in the performance were phenomenal and we are extremely proud of their achievements.
On Thursday 19th January, we celebrated the Lunar New Year in which children took part in a dance workshop, made class dragons and learnt all about how the festival is celebrated around the world. The children then took part in a dragon parade for parents to continue our Lunar New Year celebrations.
Before the Christmas holidays, we had some special visitors in school… Santa let us meet some of his reindeer. During their visit, the children learnt all about reindeer, how to look after them and some interesting facts which they shared at home. It certainly got children and staff into the Christmas spirit.
In October, we celebrated Black History Month in which the children learnt about a range of historical and inspiration figures. During our learning, we were lucky enough to be visited by Albert Bernard who became a policeman in 1984 and received a certificate of service on his retirement after serving 25 years with Thames Valley. The children were inspired to hear his story about life as a police officer. You can hear his story by visiting www.bhmmk.co.uk