During the Autumn term, children from our family of schools have had the opportunity to visit one another for a range of activities and to experience other school facilities.
Being part of a trust has several benefits, one of which is the opportunity for schools to collaborate.
Peer networking and enrichment
During a recent visit by Cutnall Green CofE Primary School pupils to Dudley Wood Primary School demonstrated how our pupils have access to greater opportunities, meet peers, and gain a sense of community.
Instead of looking at Worcester as part of the Year 3 Geography curriculum, Year 3 children at Cutnall Green studied Dudley and the Borough of Dudley Wood Primary School.
Cutnall Green children learnt about the physical and human characteristics of Dudley and Dudley Wood. They have contrasted the rural village setting of Cutnall Green with the urban area of Dudley Wood. During lessons Google Earth provided the children with a context of Dudley and the local area – however, technology cannot replace face-to-face, real-life experiences and building relationships, so on Friday 24th November, 26 enthusiastic children from Cutnall Green boarded a coach, incredibly excited to be going to visit Dudley Wood Primary School.
It was a mammoth task, co-ordinating over 80 children, from two different schools on a walk. Cutnall Green children were enthralled to see the physical features in the urban area they’d seen in photos and on Google Earth.
It was delightful to see pupils share knowledge, and they were surprised to learn that they both have the same key question in Geography, as they follow the same curriculum.
Year 5 and Year 6 pupils from Cutnall Green had the opportunity to visit North Worcester Primary Academy to spend time with the Year 4 pupils and use the modern Design and Technology room and immersive classroom.
North Worcester is currently in a 'growth stage', having opened in 2019 with two Reception classes. Due to COVID-19, this was the first opportunity for Year 4 pupils from the school to engage with older pupils from other schools.
North Worcester Primary Academy has hosted the first Rivers Sports Festival.
Year 3 and Year 4 children from Cutnall Green C of E Primary School and Wychbold First & Nursery School joined children from North Worcester to compete in a dodgeball event.
Adam Morgan, PE Lead at North Worcester, is looking forward to organising further sports events for Rivers schools.