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'Bringing Learning Alive'

Our vision statement is to Bring Learning Alive and blogging encapsulates our aim to make learning exciting, up to date and fun.

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Our blog was set up, primarily, for children in school to see what others were up to when off-site. However, after only a few weeks of actually getting pictures on the site the possibilities for inspiring learning are becoming apparent.
We'd already established links with two schools in France but we are now exploring the potential of mutual blogs so that our children can comment and interact with international partners. We're receiving pictures from the arctic from one of our parents and the level of interest in geography is rising withouteven trying. The potential is immense.
It might sound like it but we're not anoraks!
and, at the same time, a fantastic educational opportunity.

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Joe's bright idea shines in road safety poster competition

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Ten-year-old Joe Williams, a pupil at Heath Hayes Primary School, Heath
Hayes, Cannock, has won a competition organised by local housing
refurbishment specialist Lovell to design a road safety poster.

Six local schools took part in the competition run in conjunction with
Cannock Chase District Council.

Joe's winning entry - designed to encourage children to make sure they can
be seen by drivers when out and about - shows a boy on a zebra crossing
wearing high-visibility clothing and gloves with the slogan Be Bright

"Well done to Joe for coming up with a powerful poster which really gets the
message across," says Lovell resident liaison coordinator Debbie Adams who
organised the competition.

The poster competition was judged by Anne Ames, chair of the Chase Tenants'
and Residents' Federation and Ian Tennant, head of housing for Cannock Chase
Council. Lovell, which has local offices in Martindale, Hawks Green,
Cannock, has been working with Cannock Chase Council since 2003, helping
deliver the local authority's major programme of improvements for council
homes in the area.

To celebrate his win, Lovell presented Joe's school with 60 mini
high-visibility reflective vests that pupils can use on outings as well as
high-visibility wrist bands. Joe also received tickets to take six friends
for a Laser Tag game.

"We had some great entries in the competition and they all showed that the
children were thinking carefully about road safety and the importance of
staying safe when they're out," says Debbie Adams of Lovell. "Now that it's
autumn and the nights are drawing in, it's particularly important that
youngsters understand how they can make sure they can be seen on darker
mornings and evenings."

Police community support officer Davina Hickman also helped support the
poster competition.
22nd Nov 2010, 12:37   comments (0)

Circus skills day in Year 1 & 2

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19th Nov 2010, 13:44   comments (1)

Reading Partners

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Regular reading at lunchtimes by younger children to older children is
really helping our youngsters get 'turned on' to books and reading.... and
they're all volunteers!
19th Nov 2010, 13:43   comments (0)

Having a break

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2nd Jul 2010, 11:49   comments (2)

Problem solving!

2nd Jul 2010, 11:47   comments (2)

Nothing to do with Year 6 being at camp

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These are three of the pupils who worked with other pupils from our school
and 10 others in the district to develop KIDZONE for the local District

This chap was the winning design for a character to represent an aspect of
the environment but unfortunately he doesn't have a name yet. Youngsters are
being asked to come up with something appropriate via the website.

Our children worked with Lisa Shepherd, Arts Development Officer for the
council, to create the site as part of an ICT cub at school last term. The
site is now 'live' and well worth a visit:

30th Jun 2010, 12:01   comments (1)

Bedtime glamour

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30th Jun 2010, 11:51   comments (0)

Year 6 at Shgborough 2010

Year 6 take to the wilds of the Shugborough estate and spend a week camping
in what was once Lord Lichfield's garden. Here you can see:
- the blindfolded leading the blindfolded
- has he got the bottle?
- crawling out of a big baked beans can?????
- coping with the indoor climbing wall before going outside on 'the real
thing'. At this point I must mention one boy who was so frightened he cried
but conquered his fears and made it to the top. A big congratulations to
you, JW!

A big thank you to Mrs Davies and Miss Davis (not related!) for taking up
the tented challenge, too, and spending a week away from home so that these
children get memories to last a lifetime.
29th Jun 2010, 10:46   comments (17)