At Tees Valley Education, we view our broad and balanced curriculum as the totality of every planned experience and interaction that our children will encounter. It saturates and informs every aspect of our practice and our culture: from academic content, to safeguarding, to poverty proofing, to the planned roles and recruitment of adults working in our academies.
We build the supporting frameworks around the children, which we hope will allow them to develop the characteristics that ensure they are ready to learn, allowing them to become independent, confident and successful learners, preparing them well for future life and to feed the demands of an increasingly complex workplace and society.
2H have been writing adventure stories this week, based on Poor Tom and the Smugglers of Mourne.
2A and 2H had a great Christmas party. We played games and then enjoyed a buffet with all the food contributed by our families.
2A and 2H invited parents and carers to help erupt the volcanoes they had made last week. Many parents and carers came along and enjoyed the afternoon.
After our visit to the Ironstone Museum, we explored making our own cave art. We even used our own caves ( under our tables ). We looked at how houses changed over the Stone age and Iron age. We then created our own replicas.
To understand how it felt to hunt for our own food, we all made weapons and tried to hunt down food. Miss Hand’s English group followed instructions to make different food dishes. They then had then chance to eat them!