Silver Quality Mark Award in Geography

We are delighted to let you all know that we have recently achieved our Primary Geography Quality Mark at Silver Level.  The GA’s Geography Quality Marks are prestigious awards which recognise and promote quality and progress in geography leadership, curriculum development and learning and teaching in schools.  We have received our award in recognition of the ‘high quality geography throughout our school, as well as a shared clear vision for the subject.’

Here is some of the feedback we received:

‘The school is making very effective use of its international work and links to provide pupils with a range of global experiences. This helps pupils to understand the wider world and many of the issues impacting on our lives’

‘There is a clear curriculum structure in place with good evidence to show that regular opportunities are being provided to develop mapping skills using resources such as atlases, real OS as well as digital versions, maps and aerial photographs.’

‘Geography is being linked well with other subjects which builds on and utilises the knowledge and understanding acquired in geography to enrich learning in other areas of the curriculum.’

International Award – Gold Level

Last week we received some very exciting news at Corpus Christi. We are delighted to have gained re-accreditation of our Gold International Schools Status from the British Council. The re-accreditation of our award recognised all of the work we do in raising global awareness and celebrating diversity within our school. This is an award we…Continue Reading

Tour of Britain

On Tuesday 10th September, Year 2 went to see Stage 4 of the OVO Tour of Britain as they cycled along Durham Road. We enjoyed seeing world class cyclists as well as all of their team support vehicles. It was a great experience for everyone involved.  The children thoroughly enjoyed waving their banners, as well…Continue Reading

Our World

This half term in Year 2 we are learning about where we live and identifying the UK on a world map. We have been learning about the seven continents and enjoyed learning a song to help us remember them.Continue Reading

Orienteering and Sculpture making at Saltwell Park

Year 2 visited Saltwell Park to develop their mapping and orienteering skills. The children worked in groups to follow a route – it was timed and the children had great fun competing against each other. Whilst at the park, we took the opportunity to create sculptures using natural materials in the style of Andy Goldsworthy,…Continue Reading

Our Visit to Chiquitos

As part of our international learning, we had an  “international food tasting week” in school.  Year 2 were lucky enough to visit Chiquitos in the Metrocentre.  Jack and his team were very welcoming and made our visit to the Mexican restaurant an unforgettable experience!  They talked to the children about Mexican foods and the ingredients. …Continue Reading

Skipping

Last week, Liz from Skipping School visited Year 2 to help us develop our skipping skills.  The children have been invited to take part in a Skipping Festival on July 10th.  Liz came to see us to help us practice and prepare. The children practiced a variety of challenges, such as:  Double Bounce, Speed Bounce,…Continue Reading

Rainbow Pizzas

As part of our science topic on keeping healthy, Year 2 used a range of healthy ingredients to make rainbow pizzas.  The pizzas turned out to be delicious and we all got to eat them – unfortunately there are no photos of us eating them because they didn’t last that long!Continue Reading

Bicycle Skills

Year 2 have been very lucky today, because Marcus, from Sustrans, visited us to help us develop our cycling skills.  The participating children were split into two groups and practiced their cycling skills.  Some children were extremely proud of themselves because in a 45 minute session they learned how to ride their bikes without stabilisers…Continue Reading