Bournehall Primary School

Inspiring a Love of Learning


Bournehall Avenue, Bushey, Hertfordshire WD23 3AX

020 8950 4438




Each Tuesday, children meet in their 'house' groups -  Jupiter, Mars, Neptune and  Saturn. Year 6 house captains lead a themed discussion, which maybe about current global, national, local or school based issues. A circle game opens each session, after which national and international news items are discussed.  A theme is then introduced and children share views and opinions - giving every child an opportunity to contribute their thoughts and ideas every week. A reflection closes the session.  

During  Friday assembly, an overview  of the discussions is shared. Children's views are taken into consideration as a part of decision making relating to school development. Where the discussion has been related to this,actions to be taken in response to any points raised by  the children are shared and displayed on the 'News and Views' board  in the school hall.



As part of Bournehall learning different ways of communicating, we introduce a new Makaton sign at the start of each 'News and Views' session.  We always listen, think and share ideas and watch Newsbites' to keep our understanding of news around the world current.  We end with a reflection.  So far this term, pupils have met in their groups and discussed and reviewed a range of themes including: