Global Learning

What is global learning?

Global learning can be described as an approach to learning about international development through recognising the importance of linking people’s lives throughout the world.

Global learning encourages critical examination of global issues and an awareness of the impact that individuals can have on them.

We recognise the impact that knowledge and understanding of development can bring to pupils’ learning across the curriculum. It supports the long-term development and success of pupils, by enhancing their critical thinking skills and boosting their relationships with peers.

Incorporating a global element into teaching across the curriculum can helps to:

  • develop a richer, more interesting curriculum
  • use real-world contexts to enthuse, inspire and engage pupils
  • support raising standards
  • deliver SMSC and respond positively to the current focus on British values
  • help pupils make sense of the world in which they live and to understand their role within a global society
  • develop an ethos encouraging empathy, fairness and respect.

 It helps teachers teach pupils about the challenges our world faces and think critically about how to deal with issues such as poverty, inequality and sustainability.

We have close links with Ian Banks who comes to do assemblies where we learn all about what life is like in Nepal. We are continuing to raise money for his charity which helps to fund schools, allow villages to have better facilities including fresh water pumps and give money for housing.

Here are the photos from our Ian Banks assembly where we learnt all about what life is like in Nepal. We are continuing to raise money for his charity which helps to fund schools, allow villages to have better facilities including fresh water pumps and give money for housing.   

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See what the Lower Junior class has been finding out about earthquakes in Nepal...

This term the school librarians are focusing on reading around the world and encouraging children to read different books from lots of different cultures and countries around the world. 

 

Children in the Lower Juniors and Upper Juniors will all have a French pan pal this year.  Over the year, the children will exchange letters with a child in a school in France. This will give us the opportunity to practise our French and the French children will practise writing in English. The children are all eagerly awaiting the first batch of letters to arrive from France so we can write our replies.