At Kingston Park Primary School, we value the individual strengths and talents of our pupils. Our older pupils have been selected to take on the roles of experts in a range of subjects across the curriculum. They support their peers in their learning as and when needed, allowing them to deepen their understanding and share their knowledge with others.
Pupils request the help of a Curriculum Expert and support is organised as appropriate.
This term we are offering Curriculum Experts to support our pupils in art. Six pupils from year four, five and six have been identified by their class teachers as having artistic talent. They have formed a creative team who have been working on a design for our elephant sculpture "Namaska." We are participating in St Oswald's "Elmer's Great North Parade" project which is similar to the Great North Snowdogs project from 2016.(See our news section for more information.)
Our Curriculum Experts will be leading a creative team of pupils throughout school in decorating Namaska ready to be displayed in a venue in Newcastle from August to October.
Our Curriculum Experts will also be leading peer support sessions for any pupils requesting support in art, during this half-term.
Namaska and his creative team of experts!
Our Curriculum Experts in English and maths continue to be very busy in school. Our reading experts support pupils in year one and two with their reading three times per week.
Our writing experts meet every week to write articles for our school newspaper "Kingston Park News." Last term, they were able to apply their excellent skills to writing articles for the "Our School" pages of The Chronicle. They have also just become pen pals with residents from Cranlea House (our local residential care home) and have written their first letters to their new friends.
Our maths experts continue to support our pupils in year four with their knowledge of their times tables and meet up three times each week to practise.