KS1/2 Learning Gallery
As part of our topic on rivers, the pupils visited Bridgnorth which sits on the River Severn. From Hightown, the pupils could see how the river has changed the landscape due to erosion and deposition. They identified key features of the river such as the meanders and witnessed the power of the current when they noticed trunks of trees being carried down the river at speed. They were able to understand the risk of flooding to the houses along the side of the river. Pupils experienced a journey on the Cliff Top Funicular Railway to travel from High Town to Low Town. This was a first-time experience for our pupils, who were nervous at first but enjoyed the views and were fascinated by how the funicular worked.
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.
It's Christmas Jumper day
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.
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.
West Midlands Ambulance Station - Willenhall Hub Visit
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.
Walsall Arboretum - Rewards Afternoon
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.
Alfie (Y6) helped staff to create a mood wall.
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.
RAF Cosford Visit