Woodlea Junior School – British Week
During the last week at Woodlea Junior School, the children have had a British Week. They have been looking at all things ‘British’; the culture, landmarks, traditions, monarchy and British Values.
The children were asked to complete some homework with their parents. The variety and quality of this has been of a very high standard and their imagination has shown no limits. There has been some wonderful pieces brought into school – ranging from sculpture, art work, ICT to models of ‘The Coronation Crown’. A parent commented that they had thoroughly enjoyed working with their child at home and said that they too had learnt more about ‘British Values’ in society today.
As part of the week, the year 6 children had a visit from a ‘Community Court’, where they had an opportunity to participate in a mock trial, playing the various roles of the court officials.
Traditional British sports and their rules were taught including cricket, lawn tennis and rugby. Groups of children looked at and researched landmarks from around the British Isles, using maths sessions and co-ordinates to locate them.
The children have produced fact files, newspaper reports, poetry and leaflets which contain much of the new learning taken place during the week.
The week culminated with the children wearing red, white and blue. They performed and shared in a special assembly, which parents were invited to, some of the work from during the week. The climax of which was the children’s performance of ‘The National Anthem’. Mrs Strickland said, ‘I was really pleased with the respectful way in which the children sang the National Anthem’.
The highlight of the week for the children and staff was a ‘Street Party’, which was indoors, due to the weather. All the children had a party lunch and ate together, listening to British music and celebrating the week.
Mrs Shorrocks was very proud of all of the children during the week and the way in which they fully immersed in their new learning.