At St James’ Lanehead we are passionate about taking our school curriculum to the next level. We do so with the use of themed weeks throughout school on curriculum subjects; Themed Learning Weeks. These are organised primarily by the Subject Leaders and all staff are then involved in helping the children really engage in their learning.
Themed Learning Weeks use a variety of difference activities as teaching tools and the children really enjoy the change to their normal school week.
Please see below for a closer look at previous Themed Learning Weeks.
PSHE Week – September 2018
This was the first themed week of the year. The focus was friendship and every class in school participated. We used many different learning styles to enable children to learn strategies for creating and keeping friendships.
Much of our learning linked to Christian Values that we live out each day in school and beyond.
Every class spent part of each day completing different activities that supported them to understand what makes a good friend. This then lets the children know the qualities that other children look for in a friend and how they can show them. They then moved onto how to remain friends with each other and strategies for dealing with disputes in appropriate ways.
The children enjoyed the learning and developed a solid understanding of friendships that we can see support their life in school.