Thursday, 11 August 2016

Project Groups

It has been a busy week for the Music Project Group and the Identity Project Group this week.  Both groups made a visit to the secondary school to tap into experts and find out the answers to some of our questions.  Have a look at what we got up to.

Identity Group
This week we have been thinking about what it means to belong to our school. What do we do at school that helps to develop a sense of belonging?  Does wearing a school uniform encourage a sense of belonging or should we get to choose what we wear every day?  Do we know all the adults in our school?  How often do we come together?

Wearing a school uniform makes you feel like you belong to the school.  Diego
It makes people know where you are from.  Janneke
School uniform makes you safe.  Isla H
I like wearing my own clothes and choosing.  Leander

School uniform makes us feel like we are in one big group.  Isla H

We met with the School Council and found out what their job is.  We think we might like to have a school council at our school too.

It also made us think about what the role of an Ambassador would be in LC1 and gave us some good ideas.  We would like a badge too!

We then met with a Learning Hub.  A hub is like a form room made up of students from all year groups.  They told us why meeting with students of all ages is helpful.

Share their experiences with the younger students.
Make connections with students across the school.
Helps you not to be scared.

We thought about why meeting together as a whole school might be good.

Being in a hub with children from all over the school would make me feel like we were all in one class.  Janneke
We don’t know the names of the teachers in the other commons. Identity Group
We are one school but we don’t know each other and we don’t meet together. Isla

Music Group
Today we went to meet with the acapella group. We found out what an acapella group actually is!!!! We enjoyed sitting and listening to them practise before they performed a song for us. We were very impressed and thought they all had excellent voices. We found out that an acapella group is made up of a lead (who sings all the words), a tenor, a baritone and a bass. We listened to tracks that helped the singers to learn their part. We even got to look at the music that they were following. They have promised to come and perform the new song they are learning to us when they have finished.

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