Positive, Resilient, Meaningful
Sports Week & Sports Days
Thank you for arranging such a fantastic junior sports day. I was utterly in awe of the children's focus and resilience during Year 5 and 6 events. The children put all their concentration and effort into each race and were supported and encouraged so well by their peers. It was a joy to be part of this positive celebration of the children of Chester Park.
Thank you to all staff.
I just wanted to say what an absolute pleasure it was to attend the Year 1 Sports Day today. The atmosphere was so positive and supportive, it was really lovely to come together for such a wonderful celebration of our children. I loved the gentle and encouraging way that the children were guided through the activities, they were given time to fully explore each activity and nothing felt rushed. Thank you to all staff for your commitment, nurturing and encouragement.
Thank you, Miss Sherman!
She has spent months arranging amazing athletes to come in and educate our pupils and rounded the whole week off with a super sports day!
🏅She deserves a medal of her own
Each term, Chester Park Federation look at a different focus for their Personal, Social and Health Education. Our current theme is 'Celebrating Difference' and the junior school spent the first week of term focusing on disability and gender equality as part our 'Community Week'. The children learnt about a range of disabilities, including hidden ones, to develop their empathy and understanding.
Each year group produced a self-portrait in the style of an artist with a disability to express their own identity. Will Bee, who was born with spina bifida before techniques and medical procedures had been developed to assist those born with the condition, came in to speak with the children about his life growing up as a wheelchair user and the campaigning he has done to improve the rights of those with a disability. He worked at the disability rights commission, and worked on the policy for making public transport accessible. We were also fortunate enough to speak to Phoebe Paterson Pine, this year's Paralympic gold medal winner for archery. Phoebe inspired the children with her perseverance and resilience and spoke about some of the challenges she faced being different while at school. This highlighted to the children how important it is to celebrate our differences and learn about diversity, equality and inclusion.
In English lessons, we learnt about oral storytelling and learnt stories where the main character was different in some way. The week culminated in the children bringing in food from their own culture to share with their classmates.
Black History Month - October 2020
While black history is celebrated year round, Black History Month is marked annually. It recognises and values the inspirational individuals and events that have shaped society today.
During Black History Month we will be exploring this area with a range of class assemblies, focused learning and activities.
Next month, the infant school will be looking at influential black Bristolians, past and present, including; Vernon Samuels, a member of the British Olympic Team who went to Chester Park Infant and Junior Schools! The junior school will learn about influences from Africa to the Caribbean and will explore themes including tackling racism, abolition of slavery, apartheid and independence.