Creative Learning in Action

Elementary, my dear Watson!

Posted by in Elements

In this Big Plan we explored elements of the Creative Curriculum including a variety of creative activities to engage learners in English, Maths, Geography, History, Science, Art, Music and Religious Education. Once again, our fabulous staff team got fully involved and shared their learning with the whole group and developed strategies to use in the classroom. Feedback from teachers shows how much everyone has learned from this Erasmus project and enjoyed taking part, working collaboratively. We didn’t want the project to end and will definitely take forward new ways of…read more

The Big Hook

Posted by in Creative Curriculum

Hi everyone!  We held our ‘big planning meeting’ for the theme of ‘Challenge’ before Christmas.  Each staff team had a ‘table top challenge’ to complete then give feedback  – information is below along with photographs from the evening – great fun was had by all.  Teachers have been busy planning the challenges for their pupils, to begin after the Christmas holidays, in January.  We will provide examples of planning and challenging activities later on in the New Year.  We hope you all had a restful Christmas!

Come fly with us.

Posted by in Flight

Here are some examples of our team plans. As you can see, each of the classes had their own perspective and focus, for example Bamburgh chose airplanes and gliders while Amble chose superheroes (specifically Supertato!!). The plans are developed with each curriculum area in mind along with the social and emotional development of our children. We put our plans into action and are now gathering feedback about the theme – look out for the summary which is coming soon.   Bamburgh Autumn Term 2018 Medium plan Termly Guidance Amble

Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane?

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No, it’s Batman and Robin! They came to our big planning meeting to teach us about flight and everyone got together to think about different aspects of flying. Our Deputy Head Teacher, Sally and our Admin Assistant, Lee did great jobs of embodying the role of a caped crusader. Plenty of laughs were had and we really got thinking about what we would like our children to learn. Each team has a specific subject that they would need to communicate to the whole group. Props were provided and all of…read more

End of Year!

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The Dales School would like to wish everyone a fantastic well-earned break! We congratulate children on their achievements throughout the school year and hope for every success for leavers in their new schools and colleges. Obviously, this is a busy time of year, but we promise to update you on our activities in the coming week. Stay tuned!

Jetting off!

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Hello from everyone in England. It is two days until we break up for the half term holidays. We are looking forward to a week off before we start fresh in June with our topic of ‘Weather’! Our big planning meeting was very exciting with staff teams flying off to different destinations where their children will compare and contrast the weather in England with India, South America, Kenya, and Antarctica. Tracy and I were the in-flight attendees and our Head Teacher, Hugh, was the perfect captain!! Please take your boarding…read more