Friday 1st July 2022- Mr Andrew Jones MP
We had a visit from our local MP, Andrew Jones on Friday 1st July. We were so incredibly proud of our children in how they showed off our school and asked excellent questions relevant to local, national and global issues.
The day started with some Year 6 pupils giving him a tour of the school, sharing our spectacular display work, school values and curriculum drivers, outdoor learning and our wonderful library.
Mr Jones then visited our younger children: Reception, who performed a poem 'Tiger'; followed by Year 1, who sang a song from Jack and the Beanstalk; and finally Year 2, who sang 'Mamma Mia' with such presence! You could really see our 'Born to Perform' Big Idea coming through and the children demonstrated exceptional learning behaviours when switching from Maths to performing and back to Maths!
Mr Jones then met some representatives from each KS2 class who shared their work which related to current issues and events:
- Year 3 shared their letters to Mr Jones regarding support to clean up the River Nidd. He has promised to send a response to the whole of Year 3!
- Year 4 shared their wonderful information texts on the Queen, part of their Platinum Jubilee work and Mr Jones said he was definitely a fan of the Queen!
- Year 5 shared their letters to local businesses in support of resources and he was impressed in how well they were written and pleased that they resulted in free resouces to the school.
- Finally, Year 6 read their newspaper reports on the refugee crisis and the difficulties faced by the families, as well as the response from our Government and Europe. They also talked about their current work on the Blitz in WW2 and how this relates to the war in Ukraine and the suffering many familes are facing.
After a pit-stop'' in the inclusive 'Friday Cafe' which our Year 6 pupils run, we completed the visit with our very own 'Meadowside Question Time'. The School Council posed questions to Mr Jones on his role as an MP and his opinions and thoughts on current issues. He was particularly impressed with the focus on our environment and explained some of his work in progress to the children, to meet the Net Zero Strategy of reaching net zero emissions by 2050.
It was an excellent morning which enabled our children to confidently talk to a visitor all about our school and share many of our meaningful learning experiences.
Have a wonderful weekend,