Black History Week (in B. H. Month)
As well as a topic-based curriculum, we plan one-off special themed weeks that give pupils and teachers alike the chance to enjoy themselves and whole-heartedly embrace a theme. Our recent Black History Month celebration week was a real triumph and involved an African drumming and dancing workshop, specially themed English lessons and a ‘swap-around day’ where children were taught by a variety of class teachers, who had all chosen their favourite subjects to teach! The week ended with our International Food Event, which is one of the highlights of the Clerkenwell calendar thanks to the incredible efforts of our parent community. See pictures below of BHM.
This week is not only educational; it is also a chance for our children to work closely alongside others from other age-groups too. Our focus is not only on empowering our children to identify bullying and to know how to deal with it, but also to help them to reach out to others, developing fellowship within our school community and to highlight our school value of koinonia. This year pupils at CPS will take part in P4C enquiries around bullying and friendship; work on a collaborative art project with children from a different year group and also learn about cyber-bullying through their ICT lesson. We are very proud of our Learning Ambassadors’ contributions to this year’s Anti-Bullying week and their leading the launch assembly for pupils in their phase.
CPS had a truly fantastic time celebrating our love of reading throughout Book Week. Our focus for this year was fairy tales and the children had fun taking part in lots of wonderful activities throughout the week! The pupils dressed up as their favourite characters from books - the effort and creativity which had gone into the costumes was staggering! We also enjoyed celebrating some outstanding book reviews written as homework. We are already looking forward to next year!
Each summer the pupils get to put their entrepreneurial skills to the test when they make a product, game or create a service that they will then sell at the summer fete. The pupils conduct market research; design the product; cost out the resources used to make the item; advertise widely and then finally sell their products using imaginative sales techniques. The class with the most profit on the day, subtracting the costs involved and seeing what is left over, are the winners!
Each year we go all technological at CPS with our very own Computing Week. We had Online Safety as the focus last year. Below you can see some of our younger pupils taking part in a Computing Week event at the Emirates Stadium with other budding young ICT users.
Each year we look at a different aspect of science and have a whole school celebration of the subject. One year all the pupils conducted an investigation designed to used scientific methods to identify who had taken a cake that one of the staff had made. The children used detective skills and great science to identify the culprit! Last year the theme was the properties of bubbles as you can see below.