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  • Emma Emma Emma Emma PollittPollittPollittPollittSt. GregorySt. GregorySt. GregorySt. Gregorys Catholic Primary Schools Catholic Primary Schools Catholic Primary Schools Catholic Primary School

    Carnival of the Carnival of the Carnival of the Carnival of the AnimalsAnimalsAnimalsAnimals

  • Outline of ProjectOutline of ProjectOutline of ProjectOutline of Project

    We aimed to combine the Catholic Feast Day of St. Francis with We aimed to combine the Catholic Feast Day of St. Francis with We aimed to combine the Catholic Feast Day of St. Francis with We aimed to combine the Catholic Feast Day of St. Francis with an exciting project based around an exciting project based around an exciting project based around an exciting project based around The Carnival of the Animals.The Carnival of the Animals.The Carnival of the Animals.The Carnival of the Animals.(29th September(29th September(29th September(29th September---- 10th October 2008)10th October 2008)10th October 2008)10th October 2008)

    In our most recent inspection OFSTED stated that areas to develoIn our most recent inspection OFSTED stated that areas to develoIn our most recent inspection OFSTED stated that areas to develoIn our most recent inspection OFSTED stated that areas to develop p p p further as a school were::further as a school were::further as a school were::further as a school were::

    Develop more opportunities for pupils to learn about MultiDevelop more opportunities for pupils to learn about MultiDevelop more opportunities for pupils to learn about MultiDevelop more opportunities for pupils to learn about Multi----cultural cultural cultural cultural BritainBritainBritainBritain

    Strengthen links between subjects so that pupils can develop theStrengthen links between subjects so that pupils can develop theStrengthen links between subjects so that pupils can develop theStrengthen links between subjects so that pupils can develop their ir ir ir basic skills more effectivelybasic skills more effectivelybasic skills more effectivelybasic skills more effectively

    In our creative project we intended to link Language, In our creative project we intended to link Language, In our creative project we intended to link Language, In our creative project we intended to link Language, Communication and Literacy with Music and Art, culminating Communication and Literacy with Music and Art, culminating Communication and Literacy with Music and Art, culminating Communication and Literacy with Music and Art, culminating in a fantastic carnival open to parents, the parish and the widein a fantastic carnival open to parents, the parish and the widein a fantastic carnival open to parents, the parish and the widein a fantastic carnival open to parents, the parish and the wider r r r community.community.community.community.

  • The artists we intended to work with were:The artists we intended to work with were:The artists we intended to work with were:The artists we intended to work with were:Dannie DeeDannie DeeDannie DeeDannie Dee---- CantaloopCantaloopCantaloopCantaloop rapper to create rapper to create rapper to create rapper to create perfomanceperfomanceperfomanceperfomance poetry poetry poetry poetry linked to the animalslinked to the animalslinked to the animalslinked to the animalsVinataVinataVinataVinata GodboleGodboleGodboleGodbole---- linking linking linking linking BollywoodBollywoodBollywoodBollywood dance to the animalsdance to the animalsdance to the animalsdance to the animalsZozoZozoZozoZozo ShuaibuShuaibuShuaibuShuaibu---- linking African rhythms and drumming linking African rhythms and drumming linking African rhythms and drumming linking African rhythms and drumming to animal theme to reto animal theme to reto animal theme to reto animal theme to re----tell and create traditional storiestell and create traditional storiestell and create traditional storiestell and create traditional storiesLancashire Lancashire Lancashire Lancashire SinfoniettaSinfoniettaSinfoniettaSinfonietta---- two half day workshops to two half day workshops to two half day workshops to two half day workshops to complement work of Dannie Dee and complement work of Dannie Dee and complement work of Dannie Dee and complement work of Dannie Dee and VinataVinataVinataVinata GodboleGodboleGodboleGodbole. Also . Also . Also . Also one half day workshop to create carnival performanceone half day workshop to create carnival performanceone half day workshop to create carnival performanceone half day workshop to create carnival performance

    In this project, we felt that we were addressing In this project, we felt that we were addressing In this project, we felt that we were addressing In this project, we felt that we were addressing OFSTEDOFSTEDOFSTEDOFSTEDssss two two two two areas of development for our school. Links would be areas of development for our school. Links would be areas of development for our school. Links would be areas of development for our school. Links would be strengthened through a whole school project and the artists strengthened through a whole school project and the artists strengthened through a whole school project and the artists strengthened through a whole school project and the artists used will reflect Multiused will reflect Multiused will reflect Multiused will reflect Multi----Cultural Britain, giving children a Cultural Britain, giving children a Cultural Britain, giving children a Cultural Britain, giving children a meaningful and exciting way of learning about other meaningful and exciting way of learning about other meaningful and exciting way of learning about other meaningful and exciting way of learning about other cultures and communities today through music and dance.cultures and communities today through music and dance.cultures and communities today through music and dance.cultures and communities today through music and dance.

  • Objectives of the project

    The skills and attributes we hoped to improve and develop were:The skills and attributes we hoped to improve and develop were:The skills and attributes we hoped to improve and develop were:The skills and attributes we hoped to improve and develop were: Strengthening pupils use of problem solving skillsStrengthening pupils use of problem solving skillsStrengthening pupils use of problem solving skillsStrengthening pupils use of problem solving skills Fostering childrenFostering childrenFostering childrenFostering childrens ability to think independently, flexibly s ability to think independently, flexibly s ability to think independently, flexibly s ability to think independently, flexibly

    and creativelyand creativelyand creativelyand creatively Build upon childrenBuild upon childrenBuild upon childrenBuild upon childrens compositional skills to reflect ways in s compositional skills to reflect ways in s compositional skills to reflect ways in s compositional skills to reflect ways in

    which animals movewhich animals movewhich animals movewhich animals move Build upon childrenBuild upon childrenBuild upon childrenBuild upon childrens dance skills to reflect ways in which s dance skills to reflect ways in which s dance skills to reflect ways in which s dance skills to reflect ways in which

    the animals movethe animals movethe animals movethe animals move Build upon the childrenBuild upon the childrenBuild upon the childrenBuild upon the childrens Literacy skills to create s Literacy skills to create s Literacy skills to create s Literacy skills to create

    performance poetry/ raps and traditional stories linked to performance poetry/ raps and traditional stories linked to performance poetry/ raps and traditional stories linked to performance poetry/ raps and traditional stories linked to the animalsthe animalsthe animalsthe animals

    Develop further childrenDevelop further childrenDevelop further childrenDevelop further childrens knowledge and understanding of s knowledge and understanding of s knowledge and understanding of s knowledge and understanding of MultiMultiMultiMulti----cultural societycultural societycultural societycultural society

  • Our Success CriteriaOur Success CriteriaOur Success CriteriaOur Success Criteria

    Improvement of childrenImprovement of childrenImprovement of childrenImprovement of childrens target skillss target skillss target skillss target skills----compared before and after project. Staff compared before and after project. Staff compared before and after project. Staff compared before and after project. Staff provided with assessment sheet per childprovided with assessment sheet per childprovided with assessment sheet per childprovided with assessment sheet per child---- asked to assess 6 children in class asked to assess 6 children in class asked to assess 6 children in class asked to assess 6 children in class using school code. Staff also asked to note levels of writing/ susing school code. Staff also asked to note levels of writing/ susing school code. Staff also asked to note levels of writing/ susing school code. Staff also asked to note levels of writing/ speaking and peaking and peaking and peaking and listening for Autumn assessment to measure progress.listening for Autumn assessment to measure progress.listening for Autumn assessment to measure progress.listening for Autumn assessment to measure progress.

    Are the children able to think independently?Are the children able to think independently?Are the children able to think independently?Are the children able to think independently? Are the children able to apply a range of techniques to solve a Are the children able to apply a range of techniques to solve a Are the children able to apply a range of techniques to solve a Are the children able to apply a range of techniques to solve a problem? problem? problem? problem? Are the children able to compose rhyt