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Operation Moonbase at St Paul's CE (C) Primary School
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St Paul's CE (C) Primary School
St. Paul's Primary School in Stoke have been working with the Skills Builder Partnership since the beginning of the year to develop their students' 8 essential skills. We are supporting the school to embed the six principles of effective skills teaching and learning which builds on their curriculum and provides opportunities to work creatively and collaboratively in a variety of settings.
Operation Moonbase
Over the course of the challenge, learners applied essential skills to answer the question: What makes a successful society? They worked in teams to establish a new society on a distant moon called Utopia. They applied Problem Solving to select a crew to support them on their mission and applied Creativity to design a new species of animal to benefit society. Then, they applied Teamwork, Leadership and Staying Positive skills to design and create a model of the first city on Utopia. The day culminated with teams applying Presenting and Listening skills, as they shared their new societies with the wider group. At the end of the challenge, learners applied Aiming High by reflecting on the essential skills they had used throughout the challenge.
I have really enjoyed working together as a team and thinking of new ideas!
Year 2 Pupil, St Paul's CE (C) Primary School
Today we have used our Teamwork, Creativity and Problem Solving skills to design and make a new city on Planet Utopia. It's been great!
Year 5 Pupil, St Paul's CE (C) Primary School
It has been great to see the children apply their essential skills throughout the day to the challenge set. They worked really well together in teams and applied their Creativity skills to their design. The children have really enjoyed Operation Moonbase!
Teacher, St Paul's CE (C) Primary School