Our Little Stars
After the votes were cast and counted the Little Stars were announced during assembly and presented with their certificates. We had our first Little Star meeting where we introduced ourselves, shared our ideas and got our special badges.
Wednesday 28th October. It's that time of year again and there was lots of excitement around the school as children voted for the School Council members, or 'Little Stars' as we call them. Each child voted for one boy and one girl to represent them from their class. We borrowed the official ballot boxes and stands from the Council and tried our best to keep our votes secret!
2015 - 2016
The Little Stars voted unanimously to take part in the Save the Children's Den Day on 17th June to help children around the world who do not have a home.
Pumeza Mandela Visit
Niece of Nelson Mandela, Pumeza Mandela, came to visit the junior school on 12th April and we were very privileged to be invited.
Democracy in Action!
We are a Rights Respecting school and the Little Stars looked at the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Article 31 'the right to play and rest.' The Little Stars wanted to improve playtimes so they asked their peers for their ideas. Each class came up with a list of fabulous ideas and voted for their favourites. The children used their voice to choose playground equipment which has made a real difference to their lunchtimes. That's democracy in action!
The Little Stars meet at least twice every term to talk about ways to improve our school and to share the views of the children in their classes. We meet at lunchtimes and have a 'working lunch' - very grown up!
As part of respecting the right to play and rest we have introduced Playground Pals. Playground Pals support children who might be feeling like they need a friend or someone play with or talk to. Here is some resting in action on the Friendship bench!
Our Learning Outcomes
Learning outcomes are an opportunity for children to share their amazing learning with their friends and parents. Each class has a learning outcome to celebrate each topic. Here Year 1 are sharing their 'Sink or Swim' topic all about the Titanic.