2021 Educate Awards - Shortlist Spotlight
At a time when the world around our children appears to be stranger and more confusing than ever, Netherton Moss seek to bridge the gap and help its pupils make sense of current affairs.
One way in which the school alleviated the anxieties around the pandemic whilst providing an historic and educational premise was with a time capsule. Students were encouraged to imagine a future world that would look back on the children’s generation as an extraordinary one that could provide answers to a confusing time. Via their own imagination, the children became empowered.
The time capsule was innovative, fresh and, most importantly, artistic. Overcoming the inevitable challenges of social distancing, the tech-savvy pupils set out preparing scripts, took part in production and even edited the final piece for future generations to enjoy and learn from.
Our New Playgrounds
We’ve used some of our Primary PE and Sports Funding to renovate our playgrounds with new markings in KS1 and KS2, as well as some outdoor play equipment for the Infants.
Our aim has been to enhance our playgrounds to encourage the children to become more active at playtimes, as well as enhance our PE provision in KS2.
It is important that the children engage in regular physical activity both in school and at home. Following the installation of our new markings and equipment, the children are enjoying using them to become more active outside.
Take a look at our new areas…
KS1:What's the time Mr Wolf?
We have new ‘Buddies’ from the Juniors who have been coming to play with the infants at playtime, they’ve been fantastic leaders, encouraging the children to play together in different games.
Here is our new ‘cube climber’ which is proving so popular with our infants, we currently have it on a rota so that they can all spend some time enjoying climbing!
In KS2, we have some new pitch markings, which are designed to cater for a range of sports. This will help us in PE lessons when setting up games and providing the children with the correct boundaries.
We also have a new ‘Piggy in the Middle’ and ‘Mirror Me’ dance moves marking.
As well as this, we have new target markings for our ball shooter.
World Book Day 2018
On Thursday 1st March we celebrated World Book Day. We came to school dressed as our favourite book characters. Check out our fabulous costumes!