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11B411

11B411 is 11 promises that we, and all our REAch2 schools, are making to our children. If your child has been with us since nursery, they will experience these 11 promises by the time they leave us in Year 6.

 

Each year group will achieve one or more promises each year with each promise bringing an enriching and inspirational experience. Each one of the promises is designed to take our children beyond the usual school experiences whilst providing the children with lifelong memories that promote our school values of resilience, excellence and friendship.

 

Our aim is to prepare our children so that when they leave us they will be able to engage fully with the challenges of secondary school life. This includes the next stage of their school curriculum but also their ability to be independent, confident and ambitious individuals. 

 

All of the promises support the development of our children which are outlined in the DFE document ‘Promoting fundamental British Values’:

·       Development of self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence

·       Understanding of positive contribution to the lives of those living and working in our local area and more widely

·       Showing respect and tolerance of others

 

 

The 11 promises are as follows:

 

·       10 good deeds in 10 days

·       Make or break a Reach2 record

·       Flashmob!

·       Seeds to supper

·       Create something amazing

·       Messing about on the water

·       Sleep under the stars

·       Shake it up Shakespeare

·       Hiking heroes

·       Ride a large animal

·       Cross a border

 

10 good deeds in 10 days

 

Thinking behind the promise:

This promise supports children in putting citizenship into practise, through engaging directly with their local community and beyond. They discover how they can make a positive impact through thoughtful planning, effective communication and action, they become agents of change through acts of giving and service. They dare to be different with a focus on responsibility and service.

Make or break a REAch2 record

 

Thinking behind the promise:

“Do something different, somewhere different.” REAch2 are compiling their own ‘Guinness Book of Records’.  ‘The REAch2 Book of Records’ showcases the amazing individuals, and groups of children who attend our schools. Those who explore mind-blowing feats and record-breaking wonders. It is a fun and engaging opportunity to work with charities and the local community. 

Flashmob!

 

Thinking behind the promise:

A flashmob develops courage, through performing in front of a crowd in a familiar setting: a flashmob allows children to feel nervous and overcome the nerves together in a fun and memorable community event.

Seeds to supper

 

Thinking behind the promise:

This promise enables children to connect with the importance of food in their lives: they grow their own crops from seed, learning how to care for food, and the nutritional value of the food, then they harvest their crops and use the produce to cook meals for their family, so learning how meals can bring people together.

Create something amazing

 

Thinking behind the promise:

This promise gives our children the opportunity to design and create a large sculpture; something that will last a long time and possibly identify any budding sculptors among us. This creates an artistic legacy in the school for years to come.

Messing about on the water

 

Thinking behind the promise:

This adventure is an introduction to the thrill and enjoyment of water sports, allowing children to test their courage on the water, and to work in teams. We hope it can be a gateway for a lifelong love of water sports, and help to identify talents to nurture.

Sleep under the stars

 

Thinking behind the promise:

In this promise children experience the thrill of sleeping away from home, under the night stars with their friends. This adventure can fill children with the wonder of our universe, and who knows – could lead to a lifetime’s passion for astronomy. 

Shake it up Shakespeare

 

Thinking behind the promise:

This promise allows children to translate the cultural importance, and understanding of Shakespeare, through performing an abridged version on a stage away from school to a large audience. Through a public performance in front of a large audience, children learn the courage of public speaking and facing their fears. It is an opportunity to open a door onto the world of drama, for children to explore a possible strength and love they would wish to develop.

Hiking heros

 

Thinking behind the promise:

In this promise children experience the exhilaration of hiking as high as possible – up a mountain, the tallest building for miles around, high enough to feel a sense of accomplishment when we just keep on going, and awe at the surrounding view.

Ride a large animal

 

Thinking behind the promise:

Sitting up high and riding a horse, is an exhilarating experience for young children. In riding at such a height, and interacting with large animals, they overcome initial trepidation, so learning to conquer fears. The adventure also involves learning about how to care for horses.

Cross a border

 

Thinking behind the promise:

For many of our children, leaving home to visit a foreign country is only possible if our school arrange it. It is a completely memorable adventure, where children can explore different cultures, traditions, and languages, learning that there is a wide and rich world waiting to be explored, beyond their local community. Independently using different currencies to interact with others in a different language gives children a sense of adventure and of their growing independence.

 

 

Please follow the link to view our 11B411 promises:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Riverside-Academy-184562805218099/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1051690871838617&ref=page_internal

 

For our 11B411 year group plan, please see the attached document.

 

 

 

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