We are delighted to have been accepted for the International Schools award again this year. At Pelton Community Primary School, we strive to make sure our children are global citizens and are expsoed to as much of the real world as possible. Our children have access to the internet and increased opportunity to travel, watch news stories from around the world as they develop and follow.
We are extremely lucky to have some special friendships with other schools in different countries! Key Stage 2 have a partnership with a school in France – each term they focus on a different topic and write to each other regarding the topic. Reception are working with a school in Gran Canaria to help improve the children’s English speaking skills. The children in Reception have learnt basic Spanish and know how to say common Spanish phrases. Once every two weeks the children are going to Skype with the school in Gran Canaria and talk about different things, such as counting, colours, shapes to promote and encourage the children’s English skills.
Please find a copy of our International Schools Policy by clicking on the link.
To find out about the fabulous work we have been doing to support our International ethos, please see below!
Mrs Liddle, Mrs Murray, Miss Anderson and Miss Gilbert were given an amazing opportunity to visit the South of France last October half term and take part in a French language learning course. They visited Cannes, Antibes, Monaco and Nice and attended a French university where they learnt some French! They are now using their new found language learning and first hand experience of being in France to teach and enthuse the children in our school. See below for some pictures of their wonderful French experience!
French Pen Pals
We received our very first letter from France!
After a lot of work, we wrote our own letters in response and sent some back.
This half term Year 4 have been learning Indian Style Dancing in PE. The children had to research a range of traditional dance styles and explore Indian culture which goes alongside it. They focussed on Indian culture in festivals such as a Diwali and the different celebrations that take place in the streets in India. Including Indian dancing. The children then learned a range of dance moves and we choreographed small group dances then a whole class dance for Indian Delight, celebrating Indian dancing and culture.
Chinese New Year
Reception, Nursery and Key Stage one had the pleasure of some parents from Hong Kong come into school to deliver an assembly on Chinese New Year. The children watched videos of Hong Kong at Chinese New Year, tried on some Chinese style clothes, tried some Chinese food and explored with some Chinese New Year objects such as a dragon/money wallets.
The children got a first-hand experience of what Chinese New Year is like for citizens in Hong Kong. Afterwards, the children in Reception and Year 1 decided to make their own wishing trees to put their very own wishes on!
Cooking around the World
Reception have been taking part in a Cooking around the World club with Miss Gilbert and Mrs Gordon! We have been learning basic phrases, looking at local landmarks and creating and trying native dishes! After some delicious meals we decided at the end of our club Italy was our favourite! We loved speghetti bolognese!