This morning, the Year 6 children and staff had a campus visit at Bradford College. We met up with Roy Ward and two student Ambassadors at The David Hockney Building.The aim of the visit was to have an overview of what courses and career option are available for the children once they start college. Did you know that you don’t have to go to college five days a week? For a Teaching Assistant course, there are times when you might go to college once a week and you can either study at home or you just go on placement!!
After walking five flight of stairs (yes five flights!!), we had a short presentation and an ice-break activity. One activity that we did was bit of an eye-opener where we were given four job titles and we all put our hands up for the career that would most suit us. However, throughout the activity other points were added for that job title. For example, Khadijah wanted to be a Chef. Later when she discovered that she might have to take the guts out of the fish and take their skin off, she changed her mind (I would as well!) The point of this activity (as well as others) was to always find out as much information as possible about your course/career option as they might not suit your needs.
We later had a tour of the campus and we also went into classrooms where lessons were being taught. In the pictures below, you will see our Year 6 children in these classrooms observing students’ work and doing activities with the students as well!! The classrooms we visited were science labs, the Art campus, the kitchen (where student chefs were cooking), the Textile classrooms and Early Years lessons (if you see closely, the Textile classroom is so different to our classrooms). I’m sure if you spoke to some of these children, they will share their experiences with you! Enjoy looking at the photos and please leave your comments and opinions/questions.
Many thanks…Mrs Wahid
So the new year has started, which means a new group of children for our Mosaic Programme. We have twelve children this year and a fantastic turnout of parents. The first session was brilliant – we all introduced ourselves (although the children did know each other, it was important for the parents to know who we all were). We also have two mentors Susan, who was a Pediatric Nurse and who has already mentored previously, (she loved working with Fagley so much that she decided to come back and mentor again!!!) and Nosheen, a Bradford University student who is studying a PhD in Cancer Research – two fantastic mentors supporting the Year 6 children at our school!! Below are pictures of our mentors and parents.
Sahdiya and her mum
Hasan and his mum
Fola and his mum
Amna and her mum
Ibrahim and his mum
Hasibah and her mum
If I can apologise for not adding the previous four weeks work done by our Year 6 children in the Mosaic lessons.
Week 9 has come and gone. In this lesson the children and parents were sharing their experiences and thoughts of what we learned in the 9 weeks. Unfortunately, this is the last week for the children but the good news is, on the 15th of December, all who took part in Mosaic will be going to a Graduation ceremony at Leeds Trinity University!!! So keep an eye out for the pictures!!!
Five of our children will also be doing a presentation on the day of the Graduation – we are all very excited to take part and Graduate!!!
Below are some picture of our last week. However, a new session of Mosaic will start in January 2016 – keep watching (and commenting). Mrs Wahid
On Monday 30th November, Year 6 parents were invited to an Apprenticeship assembly. We had two visitors from the Bradford Apprenticeship Hub (from Bradford Council) who gave us a presentation on how, if you want, in the future, can apply for apprenticeship. There are many options available for our children in the near future. An example that given by Richard was how in about four to five years, both the train stations in Bradford will eventually merge into one big station like Leeds – thus bringing many job opportunities for these children. Another fact we found out was Sir Alex Ferguson and Jamie Oliver started their first job as an apprentice!!!
The parents who came, later had an opportunity of asking questions – coffee with nice chocolate biscuits was served!!