Here at London Colney, we believe in creating strong links with our community – locally, nationally and world wide! We aim to be able to support the people around us and give back to our community in any ways that we can, helping us to develop our sense or social responsibility and citizenship.
Over the last few weeks, Year 3 have been very lucky to have Year 5 peer tutors read with us. Year 5 have been trained to use special skills to help Year 3 with their reading.
Every week we get to have this special time with the peer tutors. Year 3 have really enjoyed this and look forward to it every week!
Here are some comments from the Year 3 children about reading with their peer tutor:“My peer tutor helps me with my reading.” – Rico“My peer tutor helps me with me read tricky words, she is also very funny and kind.” – Ema“My peer tutor helps me break down tricky words.” – Harry” My peer tutor helps me understand words I didn’t know the meaning of.” – Shafayat” My peer tutor helps me understand what certain words mean in my book.” – Joseph” My peer tutor helps me work out the of tricky words.” – Salma” She’s very kind and nice which helps me when I’m reading.” – ZaynabHere are photos of us reading with our peer tutors:
What Makes Us Special?
After returning from a long period of home learning, we wanted to reflect on the idea of belonging and what makes each and everyone of us special. We have had lots of discussions in class about what makes us unique and how we can celebrate being the same and different. This resulted in us having a Family Learning Project whereby we were asked to create ‘Special Boxes’. In these boxes, we added things that make us special. We displayed our boxes in our school for everyone to see and these have helped us to know more about each other and what helps us to belong …
Exploring the Past and Linking to the Present
As part of our ‘Community Champions’ work at school, we have made links to Osbourne Court Elderly Home. Our Year 3 class recently wrote letters to the residents, explaining and discussing their experiences of what school is like now. These letters were added to a book and presented to the residents who read them and were extremely happy to hear from some of our children. They wrote back to us to tell us about what their school experiences were like and how schools may have been different in the past. Here you can see some of our letters and responses ….