bowling park emergent curriculum

its weird in whitby

it's weird in Whitby
year 5 pupils imagine
as a pre empt to a seaside visit

the stage was set for year2 sound sculpture

if a child plays in the forest and no one is their to see, does she still learn?

textile tales connect us

Working with a group of children from Eastern Europe, we quickly found the threads that told our stories, connected us.

                                      I discovered that there was a tradition of sewing firmly established, an ability to manipulate fabrics and threads, in a way that offered insights into the young people's life journeys.

Conversation blossomed as we developed a working vocabulary and a new language appeared, one of colour, texture, quality and shared memories.

aliens invade Bradford

stunning year 5 work, click above link to see short film 

Emergent Curriculum: An emergent curriculum is one that builds upon the interests of children. Topics for study are captured from the talk of children, through community or family events, as well as the known interests of children. Team planning is an essential component of the emergent curriculum. Teachers work together to formulate hypotheses about the possible directions of a project, the materials needed, and possible parent and/or community support and involvement.     .'100 voices of children'

the hidden

geological dig with year 3 
texture colour exploration
clay fragments language jigsaws, why do they make rocks?
challenging materials ask new questions

out of the woods

developing links with Heaton forest school year 1

writing challenges, texture hunts, explorers and discoverers

emerging writers, story tellers, role players, illustrators