Another exciting article from the Young Journalist Academy from our pupils at Valley Primary Academy, telling us about their exciting news of the farm!
‘Valley Primary School in Norfolk is building their own farm. It is being built so the children can develop their skills for life by learning how to be responsible and how to care for others. The idea began when Mrs Leach, a member of staff at the school shared her happy childhood memories of growing up on a farm and commented that she had found it very beneficial. After doing some research it was discovered that there is strong evidence that having animals around you as a child supports good health. Mrs Bush, the head teacher decided to put a bid together to try for this fantastic project and the wish has been granted.’
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Pupils from Heartsease Primary Academy enjoyed a visit from the author Fiona Barker on Monday, where she took part in reading assemblies and activities with all the children.
Over February 8 and 11 she visited all four of The Heart Education Trusts’ academies: Henderson Green, Valley and Lingwood Primary Academies too, to share her experiences as a published writer.
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Lingwood Primary Academy receives prestigious Artsmark Award. See the story below for more details:-
Inspirational Athlete visits Valley Primary Academy
Ezekiel Ewulo is a long jump champion who travels all over England to inspire children to lead a healthy and active life working for ‘Sports For Champions’. Valley Primary school in Norwich was lucky enough to be one of those visited on Thursday. As part of the school visit, every class took part in a sponsored event. The £740 raised by Valley will go towards the school PE department and assisting aspiring athletes.
Valley children were able to ask him lots of questions. Marlie, a Year 5 pupil asked what had inspired him to be an Athlete?
‘I’ve always loved sports and I watched athletes on the television.’ Ezekiel replied.
Seb, also in Year 5, asked if he did any other activities other than long jump.
‘I do not have enough time to do any other sports because of all the training I do.’ Explained Ezekiel.
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Two of our academies, Heartsease Primary Academy and Valley Primary Academy, have been selected by the Education Endowment Foundation to take part in a research project with the Young Journalist Academy
The project aims to develop Year 5 pupils’ writing by involving them in journalism. The project begins by setting up a ‘newsroom’ and pupils are invited to apply for roles through a written application and a formal interview. Up to 15 pupils are selected to take on editorial roles, but all pupils are involved in writing newspaper articles, radio production and video journalism. Pupils are involved at every stage of the process. Throughout the year there is an emphasis on publishing content, which provides an authentic purpose and audience for writing and can encourage pupils to share, revise and edit their work.
Over the course of a year, two journalists come to the school eight times to work alongside pupils and teachers in leading the project.. Between the visits by the journalists, the teacher and pupils selected to take on editorial roles can continue to engage with the project. For example, they can send content that they produce to the organisation delivering the project, who can publish it on their website, which has a monthly audience of over 20,000 visitors.
The links below will take you directly to the work published by two of our Valley Primary Academy pupils!
The Trust is proud to announce that its latest Ofsted-graded “good” school, Henderson Green Primary, has been selected as the venue for a free event open to Norfolk schools that have received Read Write Inc. Phonics training.
To book your place, please visit:
Venue: Henderson Green Primary Academy, Earlham Grove, Norwich, NR5 8DX
Date: Wednesday 13 Mar 2019
Time: 9am – 12pm