All of the children here at Vale School have settled back into the school routine following their Christmas Break. Many of our year groups thoroughly enjoyed performing nativities, concerts and Christingle services to their parents, carers, grandparents and siblings leading up to Christmas.
Within two days of being back in school, Year 6 experienced a serious ‘Outbreak’ within their year group. The children arrived at school to find their teachers clad in protective clothing and masks – an outbreak had occurred in school!
Through role-play to introduce our Science learning about bacteria and viruses, the children experienced confusion, concern and bewilderment gaining a valuable insight into the panic created by a pandemic outbreak.
The year group attended a press conference later in the day where they were able to direct questions to a panel about the incident – the panel included a representative from the police as well as ‘science experts’ (who strangely resembled some of the Year 6 teaching staff!).
Thankfully the ‘outbreak’ was contained to Year 6 only and hadn’t spread to the younger year groups! It was certainly an unusual day!
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