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Primary School

Global Learners

International Week - June 2016

At the end of June, children at London Fields celebrated International Week.  It was a chance to celebrate diversity within our school community at London Fields whilst also learning about countries and cultures around the world.

Children took part in music workshops, dance workshops and had activities within their classrooms which looked at specific countries around the world.  Have a look at all of the amazing work each class came up with...

Nursery Hepworth Matisse
Beethoven (Australia) Handel (Spain) Talbot (Greece) *
Elgar Simmonds (Japan) Rudisha
Newton (Ivory Coast) Curie (Brazil) Turing (USA)
Confucius (Japan) Descartes Socrates
Pankhurst (Mexico) Mandela (Australia) Parks (Brazil)

* Talbot (Greece) 

 

 

World's Largest Lesson

In September, students from Years 3-6 took part in the World's Largest Lesson.
This was a lesson which was taught in schools in over 63 countries, including a school in the heart of the rainforest in Papua New Guinea.  The video was translated into over 20 different languages!
 
It was designed to teach children about the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainability.  The children were given opportunities to look at how their own actions can affect people across the world.  The moto of the lesson was "Together We Can Make a Change".  Have a look at the lesson below!
 
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At London Fields, we are working on becoming global learners: we are learning to become aware of what is going on the world around us. Here are some examples of global learning taking place at London Fields:

International Days

We celebrate international days through assemblies and activities during the school day.

So far this year, we have celebrated:

1. Comic Relief – we all dressed up in red clothes and raised over £700 for charity.  We also raised money through face painting and we had a huge cake sale.

2. International Day of Happiness – we explored ways that we could make other people happy by helping them.  We worked hard on finding ways to help our family, friends and neighbours- and explored how helping others made us feel happy ourselves.

3. World Book Day – We dressed up as our favourite book character and shared ideas about our favourite books with our class through book reviews.

Links with Spain

We have a partner school, Oak House, in Barcelona.  For World Book Day, they wrote reviews about their favourite books for us and we wrote back to them with our own reviews!  They have given us some great ideas about new books for us to read at school and they are on display in our classrooms.   See here for some of their book reviews: