Primary Trained KS2 – 3 Teacher Little Reddings Primary School Across the BSJT a core group of ten different teachers including me have all had the opportunity to work across the three different schools within the Bushey St James Trust. With the curriculum areas of Dance, Maths, Design and Technology, English and Music represented, it has helped to strengthen curriculum pathways from Key Stage 2 – 3 and shape clear next steps to take this agenda to the next level. It has been great to be involved in this pioneering work. Art Teacher Bushey Meads School I loved helping out at the Mini Olympics – an annual event in which the students play giant noughts and crosses, a parts of the body relay race, a spelling game and a balloon game. The children were engaged, eager to take part and had clearly spent time learning the key vocabulary that was provided for them. Each team worked so well together and supported each other. There was a buzz around the field that showed a love for the French language. Primary Trained KS2 – 3 Teacher Hartsbourne Primary School The first Bushey St James’ Trust Spelling Bee was a pertinent way to end the year as students from each school formed teams and established friendships. As one of the teachers leading the event we decided to deviate from the traditional spelling bee format in order to cultivate a learning environment that promoted collaboration and inclusivity. Art Teacher Bushey Meads School The Collaborative Art project for students from across the BSJT allowed students from Little Reddings and Hartsbourne to learn about the rules of perspective and draw, design, build and paint houses individually and then in groups in their art and design technology lessons. Finally students added fairy lights and led lights into the inside of some of the buildings. A sense of unity was created in their artwork, through the consistent use of recycled materials, and neutral white and grey colour scheme. When assembled together the piece had quite an impact! Year 5 Teacher Little Reddings Primary School Students from across the MAT were fortunate enough to enjoy a visit from the I.D.E.A.S Technology bus. This genuine American school bus, full of cutting edge technology, gave our students hands on experience with some of the most exciting technology for education. Within the bus, our lucky students explored 3D printers, FUSE coding devices and watched a 3D simulation of the human body. In addition, our students were exposed to the latest virtual reality, exploring Google Expedition and Tilt 360 degree immersive paint package. Lead Practitioner for KS2 – 3 Bushey Meads School I loved getting students involved in the More Able poetry workshop at Stanmore Library where Bushey Meads students were able to spend the day working with the published poet Neal Zetter. After the workshop they then created their own poetry workshop and taught students at both Hartsbourne Primary School and Little Reddings School. The primary students responded very positively to the workshop, wrote some fantastic poems and ended the workshop with performances of these. Head of D & T Faculty Bushey Meads School It was great to welcome two classes of Year 6 pupils from Little Reddings at Bushey Meads School to learn more about programming using Python. During the masterclass the pupils engaged with putting messages on the monitor, performing calculations and using variables. They also studied aspects of 3D design and managed to learn a range of 3D software skills to design a badge which was then printed in 3D on the school’s state of the art 3D printer. With just a few key instructions, the students had to use their problem solving skills and initiative to navigate their way around the software tools. The next step will be to see the machine printing their designs in liquid plastic!