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Our approach to Global Learning

Upton Heath is part of the Global Learning Programme. Our aim is to help children understand their roles in a globally interdependent world.  We work hard to provide children with a wide range of experiences that help them to develop their ideas of what life is like around the world and the role they play. 

A full overview of global dates and opportunities for learning help link PSHE, colelctive worship, Rights of a child, SEAL and British values.

 

Each term we hold special focus lessons. Children take part in a range of hands on activities in class as well as using P4C time to explore the theme in greater detail and develop their higher order thinking skills. 

Rights respecting schools group.

Today we held our first meeting. A representative from each year group was chosen as well as a range of adults to form this group. We had our first meeting today and everyone was full of positive ideas to share with the school very soon!

May 2016 - Great news! We are now a fairactive school 

 

Just a few of the many previous global learning events at Upton Heath:

February 2015: this term we supported WWF Earth hour. We held a special 'bling a bottle' competition to raise awareness of the importance of recycling and reusing to avoid wasting electricity. We also joined in on the lights out hour. 

 

November 2014 : Each class chose 1 of the U.N rights of a child and worked together to create a poster illustrating the key messages. In class the children also had time to discuss what each right meant and which they personally felt the most important to them.

 

September 2014: Pinwheels for peace day - As a school our autumn term whole school theme is peace and conflict. We took part in the UN day of peace by creating individual pinwheels which we decorated with facts we had learnt about peace and conflict. We displayed our pinwheels outside in the school grounds to spread the message.

 

July 2014: Send all my friends to school campaign.  At Upton Heath we understand how lucky we are to be able to go to school each day. Some children don't have this opportunity. We invited our local MP Stephen Mosely into our assembly where we presented him with a 'buddy' made by each child in the school and asked him to take them down to the houses of parliament. A few weeks later we were all very excited when Mrs Moreton showed us a special thank you letter from the Houses of Parliament thanking us for our buddies!