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News and Views 

 

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.

SPRING TERM 2020
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:
 

 
AUTUMN TERM 2019
What makes a good science lesson?
Our Dining Room Charter
World Children's Day
Views on the Christmas play

 
SUMMER TERM 2019
 
Bournehall is 50 years olds!! How would you like to celebrate this event?
What can we do to limit the damage of plastic on our local environment? British Value - Mutal Respect
How would you like to celebrate Bournehall turning 50?  British Value -Democracy
Is it always better to rebuild than to start again? British Value - Democracy

SPRING TERM 2019

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 end with a reflection.  So far this term, pupils have met in their groups and discussed and reviewed a range of issues including:

Should drones be banned? British Value - Rule of Law

Should our leaders make key decisions, or should we all have a say? British Value - Democracy

Should we spend more time with people who are older than us? British Value - Mutual Respect

What can we do to limit the damage of plastic on the environment? British Value - Rule of Law

 

AUTUMN TERM 2018

Are we a throwaway society? 

Can remembering the past help us make the future better?

Should adverts be a place to share news and opinions?

Should we be able to control when it is day and when it is night?

 

SUMMER TERM 2018

 Throughout the summer term pupils met in their groups and discussed and reviewed a range of issues including: 

The Royal Wedding

St Georges Day

Ramadan

Playground Charter

Newsbites