KS1/2 Learning Gallery

The theory and practise link

At New Leaf we try to make all lessons as practical and 'hands on' as possible. Our pupils respond well to knowing how the practical relates to theory, and once this link is established, they will work diligently in their books.

Lunchtime rugby training

Decked out in their Christmas Jumpers pupils had the opportunity to take part in a beginners rugby session with Mr Lea, our rugby expert. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the session and are keen to take part in more rugby practises.

Pupils had the chance to create and wear their Christmas jumpers on Friday 11th December. Helped by Mr Johnson they made some wonderfully creative  jumper designs whilst also raising money for Save the Children

Warwick Castle Visit

 As part of the Towers and Turrets topic, KS1/2 pupils visited Warwick Castle.

Waterstones Visit

To develop a love of reading, pupils had the opportunity to visit the local Waterstones store.They had the opportunity to browse the store, talking with staff about their favourite hobbies and purchasing a book each to take home and read 

Sea Life Centre - Birmingham

As part of our topic based curriculum, pupils had the chance to visit the Sealife Centre in Birmingham. KS1/2 pupils are covering the topic of "Land Ahoy" while Upper KS2 pupils are studying "Mini Beasts".

The pupils were able to utilise their learning from lessons to categorise different types of animals. In lessons they have been able to talk about their experiences at the Sealife Centre, applying what they have seen to their lessons. 

Primary pupils were able to view inside the ambulance and talk to the ambulance crew.

Secondary pupils were able to view the hub and the ambulance and received a talk about career opportunities in the service and the pathways that may be open to them.  

Some of our pupils visited Walsall Arboretum on Friday 20th September. This was part of their rewards for excellent behaviour and attendance throughout the week. The pupils enjoyed playing on the park equipment. There was also a game of "Cross Bar Challenge" with Mr Evans.

The weather was sunny and bright which meant that it was important for everyone to get an ice-cream as well!

Hollybush Garden Centre

Pupils had the opportunity to explore a variety of species of animals and pets at The Hollybush Garden Centre. The visit formed part of their "Beast Creator" topic - seeing at first hand a selection of mini beasts and insects. Pupils were able to identify similarities and differences between the animals, discussing why the animals had these characteristics.

Hollybush staff commented how polite and respectful the pupils were, testament to the efforts they make in developing their interpersonal skills.

Birmingham Dog's Home visit

Pupils attended Birmingham Dog's Home on the 17th May 2019, where they engaged in an outreach programme delivered by the dog’s home team. Pupils learned how to stay safe around dogs and took part in a ‘how to be responsible around dogs workshop’.

This was an engaging session for the pupils from start to finish. The Dog's Trust have invited the school back for a return visit in the autumn term.

Ash End Farm Visit

On the 9th of May, Primary pupils visited Ash End Children’s Farm in Tamworth.  We had a fantastic time looking at all the different animals.  We saw a lot of animals you would expect and some that were very unexpected!

We milked a fake cow and saw lambs.  We fed goats and sheep.  The reindeer and giant tortoise were a surprise.  They were moving the tortoise to it’s summer, outside home and it had to walk right past us! WOW! 

Finally we had a play in the Big Play Barn.  None of us wanted to leave and all agreed it was the best day.

Mood Wall

Alfie (Y6) helped staff to create a mood wall.

Science Week

Red Nose Day 2019 - Superheroes

Let's get cooking (and washing up!)

Here at New Leaf we aim to give the pupils a wide variety of skills. Some of our primary pupils have successfully made a treacle sponge - they tasted fantastic! English lessons were used to write up the evaluations of their creations.

Volcanoes

RAF Cosford Visit