A typically topical tour!
Our fabulous children and staff have been very busy creating exciting and inspiring learning environments linked to their topic work.
Take a look, can you work out which Topics we are covering?
Enabling Enterprise is a programme which school use to develop childrens' skills in being able to work as a team, to problem solve and to be enterprising. The school works with members of this programme both during challenge days and on outside visits where children will work on a variety of projects, sometimes with other schools.
In school the materials for the programmes are already set up by the Enabling Enterprise Team and further information about these programmes can be found on www.enablingenterprise.org
This term outside visits include IBM, Lovell Buildings and Newman University. Children in years 3 and 4 have taken part in these visits and now year 2 children are included.
Look out for information about these visits on the school's newsletter
Please read the following comments about the IBM meeting below
Year 3 from Matchborough First School have clearly been developing their enterprise skills and are ready to embark on their programme of Primary Enterprise in the West Midlands! Their commitment to skill development was evident on a recent trip to IBM Warwick when the 6- and 7-year old students impressively demonstrated their creativity and Problem Solving in the workplace environment.
IBM is one of the most famous information technology companies in the world. It now focuses on generating innovative solutions for business problems far more than on producing hardware.
Following a crash course in coding and a tour of IBM’s office space, students were full of ideas on how to make life for the staff at IBM that little bit better. After sharing ideas during team meetings, all of the groups were ready to solve a range of problems with a useful app!
Working against the clock, teams came up with imaginative and exciting new apps. Team points stayed close throughout the day with a healthy level of competition between teams, but all students displayed their best Staying Positive and overcame the challenges that came their way thanks to expert Problem Solving. The range of ideas they came up with, including a fire alarm app, made the judges’ task a difficult one at the end of the day when it came to deciding which app they would be prepared to use in their day-to-day lives.
“It was a fantastic experience for the children. We learned lots of useful skills.” – Teacher, Matchborough First School
“A really engaging day with lots of information. The children really seemed to enjoy themselves.” – Volunteer, IBM
“I liked everything – it was so much fun! I’ve learned to listen carefully.” – Student, Matchborough First School
Thanks to IBM for such a great trip day, and to Year 3 from Matchborough First School for coming along.
Enabling Enterprise are working in partnership with schools and businesses to support students to build enterprise skills and aspirations. Find out more by contacting us.
A grey and rainy day didn't stop play. The children and staff had great fun at the Conservation Park finding out about all the different animals, birds and reptiles. We then took a short walk to Cannon Hill Park to play cricket, rounders, football, rugby, skipping, throwing and catching and to eat our packed lunches in the band stand. What a fantastic day!! Well done to all the children for their exemplary behaviour :)
KS2 Sports Day 3.7.15
What glorious sunshine we had! We had a record number of races due to the children's willingness to participate in as many events as possible. Well done! It was a fantastic atmosphere and clearly everyone enjoyed it. Thank you to all the parents for their support. Well done to 4W who are the KS2 2015 Sports Day winners with a massive total of 215 points!
Can you spot our next Wimbledon champion?
Children had great fun receiving expert coaching to develop their tennis skills.
Keep a look out in the future to see if one of the children from Matchborough First School Academy can raise the Wimbledon trophies.
Key Stage 1 Sports Day
WOW! What a fantastic day we had for the Key Stage 1 Sports Day today (29/6) - it helped that the weather was so kind to us! The children all had a brilliant time and showed great support and sportsmanship. Thank you so much to all the parents and carers for coming and also to the very competitive grown ups for taking part in our adult races.
As we said a great time was had by all - well done to everyone who took part, and congratulations to class 2W for winning overall