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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, collective worship, Rights of a child, SEAL and British values.

 

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. 

Christian Aid

This year our Christmas Church Service was linked to the amazing work that Christian Aid do around the world. We focused on Collette's story and how she is now able to grow vegetables thanks to the help of Christian Aid, Back in the classroom we found out about how much waste is produced just on Christmas day alone!

Rights respecting schools group.

We have an active Rights Respecting Schools group. A representative from each year group was chosen as well as a range of adults to form this group.  The group regularly led school assemblies.

UNICEF - OUTRIGHT

The school has been taken over by Paddington bear! He's everywhere you look!  As part of our ongoing Rights Respecting Schools work the whole school took part in the Outright Paddington programme. Each class found out about how Paddington is similar to many refugees and learnt more about what it is like for these families.

FAIRACTIVE, FAIRTRADE

Great news! We are now a fairactive school 

 

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

WWF EARTH HOUR: 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. 

 

RIGHTS OF A CHILD: 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.

 

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.

 

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!