Outstanding Enrichment Homework!

We are so impressed with the range and quality of enrichment homework that has come into school based on our whole school topic; ‘Americas’. From presentations and research projects to models and art work the level of engagement and detail is amazing!

We have learned so much about native Americans; from how their feathers were used as symbols, to how they believed dream catchers could catch the bad dreams and send good ones through the feathers to the children sleeping below.

Most of all we have learned how resourceful they were and how much they respected the earth and nature. We have learned that their messages about the earth and the environment are very pertinent today. Look out for our WASUP ‘Walsall Against Single Use Plastic’ sculpture exhibition entry, coming to the celebration blog soon!

Police Praise for Year 6!

We are delighted to have received the following letter from Timothy Littlehales of West Midlands Police regarding his visit to year 6 on Tuesday. Well done year 6, as Tim says you are a credit to our school and we are extremely proud of you!!

“Just a further note from my visit yesterday. What a pleasure it was to deliver the input to year 6 students. The behaviour was impeccable and the two way dialogue between themselves and myself was great. When we were speaking about the importance of community and what makes a good community and what can make a dangerous community they all had their hands up waiting to give me the answer.

We then moved onto knife crime and their knowledge that they had was very good and the awareness of knife crime incidents on the news and media was excellent. Even when I went on to talk about Joint Enterprise they were aware that they could all be in trouble for a particular offence and not just the person who committed the offence.

When I went on to talk about who can help in the community they were all coming out with Teachers/school, parents and family members, police, good neighbours etc but one young man said WHG ( Walsall Housing Group ) who helped his family to get a house, which was great as social housing organisations are also embedded in local communities and offer help and support and a raft of other initiatives.

If the rest of the students in the surrounding schools around Pelsall, Rushall and Aldridge are anything to go by your year 6 students then I do feel those locations will be in safe hands for the future.

What a credit to your school.

Regards Tim”