Careers & Aspirations
Here at New Silksworth Academy we feel strongly about developing our curriculum to be fully rounded and to follow the interests of our pupils. In addition to this we want to ensure that the children have a broad and balanced offer that ensures that they have a wide range of experiences in the hope to ignite children's passion in different curriculum areas and develops their understanding of the variety of career paths that they can take in the future. As a result of this we have developed a wider curriculum offer for the pupils in our school that shows all of the additional steps that we take within school hours and beyond to develop their skills and follow their interests. In addition to that, we have developed a careers long term overview that shows how we embed the teaching of careers within our curriculum from EYFS to Year 6.
In addition to the teaching of careers through our curriculum, we also take part in careers week each year. This year we are developing our knowledge of careers through the teaching of Engineering careers and careers of the future. Please look back soon to find additional information about our Careers Week in school and how you can get involved.
Power of Woman Challenge Day
Key Stage 2 took part in the PoW challenge day. The children took part in a variety of different challenges centered around charities and what we can do to support them. The children researched charities that are important to them, created posters informing others about their chosen charities and some year groups even planned their own charity events to raise money for the charity of their choice. Those children will pitch their ideas to a group of SLT and the winner group with execute their plan.
Institute of Imagination
Year 3 have taken part in the Institute of Imagination 'Save, make, reinvent' workshops. Within these sessions, the children learnt how to do their bit to save the planet by reinventing different materials. First, we used old food scrapings, left over drinks and spices to create our own natural inks. These inks were used to create posters telling others what they can do to help. On day 2, we used recycling to create our own 'junk bots'. Then we created a circuit with a motor and attached it to our model so that it could move.
Institute of Imagination Video.mp4
Arts Award Discover
Some of our KS2 pupils who are interested in Art have signed up to complete the Arts Award Discover. The children will complete their own portfolio and art work at home that we will share with the school and on our website. These projects will be submitted to Trinity Arts College in London and the successful children will be awarded with the Discover Award in July.
Crime Scene challenge Day