A learning walk is the opportunity to visit a school along with professionals from other teaching contexts, to explore a theme related to the Cambridge Primary Review and discuss particular aspects of primary practice. Learning walks will provide professional learning opportunities as well as providing a basis for further evidence collection around the Cambridge Primary Review aims in practice.
We are always looking for volunteers who would be willing to host a learning walk, please get in touch if you think you would like to be involved.
The Autumn timetable can be downloaded below.
NEXT LEARNING WALK
31st May 1-3
How can a visit to Seven Stories support the primary curriculum?
2 hour visit
1.00-1.30 intro to Seven Stories - L&P programme, Collection, Events, Tour
1.30-2.30 School Visit - in creation station for activities - Step Into Story
2.30-3.00 Tea and Cake, Q&A, Chat
Future learning walk events
We are pleased to announce a quickly expanding timetable of learning walks through the academic year 2011/12. Each learning walk has limited numbers and so places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. To book a place contact Vivienne Sturgiss: Vivienne.Sturgiss@ncl.ac.uk
The visit has been excellent. It has met and exceeded any expectations I had - listening to the journey of the school and seeing it in action has been inspiringTeacher attending learning walk
Previous learning walks
Murton County Primary School (The Ribbon School), Co.Durham 14th June 2011
The school asked for the following questions to be targeted:
- How does our environment support, or how could it be improved to further support, our curricular goals?
- Are levels of progression evident throughout the school?
- Is there sufficient evidence of non-negotiable skills being taught, used and applied across the school?
- To what extent does the use of ICT underpin the curriculum?
Walkergate Primary School: www.walkergateprim.newcastle.sch.uk (27th September)
On Tuesday 27th September you are cordially invited to join the children and staff at Walkergate Primary School for their Creative Day from 9.30am to 3.00pm. Walkergate Primary School has been an Enquiry School for the last two years exploring such things as storytelling, textiles, animation and improving the use of the outside space. In our final project with Creative Partnerships we will be exploring Film Making and Visual Arts. A group of Year 5 children will be working with Film Makers Julie Ballands and Taryn Edmonds as part of their topic on Space. Another group of Year 5 children will be making a huge space-themed mess with artist Gilly Rogers. Gilly has been our Creative Agent for the last 2 years so it will be nice to see her finally working with our children as a practitioner. Year 2 children will be making dinosaurs with Verity Quinn and Year 1 children will be exploring memories with Bethan Maddocks. Please feel free to come along and observe or join in if you want! You will also be welcome to walk around the school to see just how creative and talented our children are. Refreshments will be available all day. Further information available from Rosie Anderson email@example.com
Throckley Primary School: www.throckleyprim.newcastle.sch.uk (3rd October)
Encouraging respect and encouraging reciprocity
‘You can tell a good school as soon as you walk into it...you can't put your finger on it, it just feels right', how many times have you heard or said something like this. In a school recently out of Special Measures a huge focus of ours has been to secure that ‘right feeling'.
- How successful have we been at securing a feeling of mutual respect? Can you see shared values and expectations in our classrooms and in relationships?
- Are there visible signs of the development of courtesy, support and behaviour for learning securing rising standards
Wooler First School, Northumberland www.wooler.northumberland.sch.uk
Wooler First School is situated in the small market town of Wooler, at the foot of the Cheviot Hills. The town of Wooler is relatively isolated and the school serves a socially diverse and very close community. At Wooler we have been working for several years to make the processes of learning more explicit to our children, so that they can take more control of their own learning. In the Cambridge Primary Review, this links to the aim of Empowerment: excite, promote and sustain children's agency, empowering them through knowledge, understanding, skill and personal qualities to profit from their learning, to discover and lead rewarding lives, and to manage life and find new meaning in a changing world.
Our question for this Learning Walk is:
- How much do our children see themselves as partners in their learning?
If you would like to volunteer your organisation to host a learning walk then please get in touch with Kate or Elaine for a chat
Learning Walks 2011/12
We are pleased to announce a quickly expanding timetable of learning walks through the academic year 2011/12. Each learning walk has limited numbers and so places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
See the learning walks webpage for further information.