GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

One World Week

This year we have been celebrating 'One World Week'. Through a variety of media the children have been learning about climate change, sustainability and exploring what we can do as a school to improve our carbon footprint. As well as learning English, geographic, art and science skills, the children will be exploring ideas that could help shape the future choices we make. We will also have a visit from the junk orchestra who will be  exploring how to create music made from everyday materials and recycled objects.

Aims of the Week

•To engage children with the idea of being Planet Protectors.

•To learn about how we as people can cause the planet damage.

•To learn about ways that we can help our planet.

•To make changes at home and within our school that can continue into the future.

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English Text Focus

•Reception – 10 Things I can do to help my world by Melanie Walsh

•Year 1 - Clean Up! by Nathan Bryon

             -  A Planet Full of Plastic by Neal Layton

•Year 2 – The Secret Sky Garden by Linda Sarah and Fiona Lumbers

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Community Visit

The children went to the local recycling bank to learn:

  • what we can recycle
  • how we know if it can be recycled 
  • how to sort the materials for recycling 
  • which coloured bin to put them in
  • and what happens next

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School Pledge

The children met with the school councillors to identify what we can do as a school to improve our carbon footprint. SLT then met with the councillors to discuss what our pledges moving forward would be.

  1. Recycle our milk cartons and source paper straws, rather than using plastic ones
  2. Select class 'Planet Protectors' as ambassadors for change
  3. Purchase bigger fruit waste bins for the playground

Planet Protector Final

 

The children also decided on our new Planet Protector mascot who will be on view around the school to remind the children to:

  • turn the lights and whiteboard off when leaving the room
  • pick up rubbish and put it in the correct bin
  • make sure taps are turned off
  • only use one blue paper towel when drying their hands
  • write or draw on both sides of the paper
  • walk/scoot or ride to school more regularly
  • put lids back on pens and glue sticks
  • try and swap books rather than always buying new ones