Healthy Learning Partner Primaries

Posted at 11:58 am on 25th November, 2019

We are very proud of all the work that we undertake with our partner primary schools through the Healthy Learning Trust Wellbeing Partnership, including continued personal development (CPD) and sharing good practice.

Below are just a few examples of the type of practicies / activities which have taken place over the last half term.

Flixton Girls Languages staff engaged with year 5 Urmston Primary students for a ‘Languages Taster’ event. Engaging students about their current knowledge of Germany and teaching a few German phrases / sentences e.g. ways to say hello, how to ask each other ‘how they are’ and say how ‘old they are’. Discussions around accents in Germany and how the English language came from Germany with the Anglo-Saxons, really brought their studies to life.

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All the students really enjoyed imagining being in Germany and writing a postcard home to explain their trip to family and friends! Mr Lewis, Languages teacher said, ‘It was a true pleasure to work with year 5 everyone was so enthusiastic and intrigued by Germany. I would love to attend for future activities! 

Various primary school staff, from across the HLT partner schools had the opportunity to participate in CPD emphasising the HLT vision of being physically active across all curriculum subjects. The course, aimed at literacy and numeracy specialists, provided physical activities for teachers to utilise both in and outside the classroom; ensuring literacy and numeracy skills can be taught in more active ways.

Additionally our partner primary indoor Athletics competitions saw some fabulous teamwork skills on show with Davyhulme Primary and St Michaels both winning their heats; meaning they proceed to the competition finals later this year.

The event was supported by Flixton Girls year 12 Sports Leaders, Sophie MacDonald, Katie Garner and Holly Malpas. Katie and Holly both attended Davyhulme Primary and competed in this event during their time at primary school. Both said ‘It was great to support the younger year groups and see their old school reach the next stage of the event. It’s been lovely to support both our existing and old schools. As Sixth Formers we can see the progression of physical activity/competition; seeing the event as both a competitor and Sports Leader. Good luck in the next phase of the competition everyone!’

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