What was particularly exciting about the week was that Head teacher, Jane Ratcliffe, had taken the bold and exciting decision to use the Universe Story as the overarching theme for the year. The aim is to use this big story to inspire and bring together the many different aspects of the curriculum. The key outcomes we hoped to achieve for the start of the project were for the children to:
1. know the universe story as scientists are now telling it
2. become universe story tellers by expressing the story as their own story
3. begin to connect their own values with the characteristics of the universe
Above all we wanted to provide experiences that would encourage a spirit of questioning.
Global Generation spent two days of preparation with the teachers last term and it was to be a surprise for all of the children ... young and old were ready go !