Lockdown has a been a journey...for everyone. Year 6 (Primary 7) learners across the UK have had a different kind of transition experience. The class of 2020 in Aberbargoed Primary were offered a 'Summer School' as part of their approach and we were delighted to be invited to take part in Week One. A mini-project 'From Here To There'! It gave an opportunity to reflect on past projects whilst also engaging in new experiences and connecting to the future.
The first time we met these learners, they were Year 3. They have grown! It was an absolute pleasure to reconnect. Laughter, smiles, humour, concentration, enthusiasm, community. The two days were full of moments that we will treasure. The power of a smile. The power of community. Aberbargoed Primary - you have that power.
Best wishes to all those Year 6 learners as they embark on the next step of their journey. ?
It has been a fantastic two weeks in Aberbargoed Primary School. This time, we were working alongside Year 5 (Class 7) and Year 6 (Class 8) who had been learning all about the functions of the heart. They kindly agreed to put their expertise to use and assist us with our big questions. To find out more, please visit the project website: The Heart of the Matter.
A special thank you to all the children, staff, families and wider community. There were so many memorable moments and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with you all.
It's November already and we can't quite believe that 2017 is passing so quickly. This year, we have been involved in an increasing number of Designer Projects.
Our Designer Projects have grown in popularity since 2016, with forward bookings in place until July 2019. Each project involves 'Embedded CPD/CLPL' for the staff involved, as well as a series of linked learning experiences for the children over a 2-week period. A project website is developed and updated daily, a photo-book produced and a family engagement event organised and led by the children involved.
We must say 'thank you' to David Lewis (Headteacher), the staff, children and families of Aberbargoed Primary School for being the pioneers of these type of projects. It was been a pleasure working alongside you all.
On Friday, it was the turn of Class 6 to have an audio recording of The State Song. They performed the song with an echo and a change in tempo. Enjoy!
Take a look at the project website.
Today, it was the turn of Class 3 to have an audio recording of the second song that is accompanying the project in Aberbargoed Primary School.
Day Three in Aberbargoed Primary. Knights, suits of armour and the song! Class 4 loved the audio recording of themselves singing the 'Think it, Try it, Fix it, Share it' song (written especially for this project by Andrew). They have already found ways to improve their performance! For those who requested to hear it, enjoy! :-)
Click here to view the project website with Year 1 and 2 in Aberbargoed Primary School.
We are currently in the middle of a two-week project with Classes 7 and 8 in Aberbargoed Primary School - Year 4, 5 and 6 (P5, 6 and 7). It has been both a pleasure and a privilege to witness the progression in learning - attitudes, skills and knowledge.
A website has been set up specifically to capture the essence of the project - providing a place for children, parents and staff to access materials, share experiences, evidence children in action and capture the learning, reflections and connections of all involved.
"Today I dived head first into introducing group roles to the P5 class. They had not encountered them before. I had to devise Gaelic titles/terms that were suitable and meaningful…
We genuinely love to keep in touch with people that we meet during our events and on our travels. Recently we received an email describing the moment that a P5 class in a Gaelic Medium school were introduced to Team Roles and asked to use them to support their collaborative working.
Thank you to Marion Macleod from Bun Sgoil Taobh na Pàirce (Edinburgh) for permission to share the Gaelic terminology she uses for 'Team Roles'.
Recorder - neach clàraidh
Time keeper - neach na h-ùine
Quality checker - neach ìre na h-obrach
Facilitator - neach brosnachaidh
Resources - neach stuth
Reporter - neach-labhairt
We know that Marion would love to hear from anyone else, especially if you are working in a Gaelic Medium setting.
So, please keep the emails coming… :-)