In Performing Arts Lesson 1, teachers Glenn and Anna will teach students the lyrics and tune to the Peter Rabbit song. Learning English through song is an incredibly powerful tool and also develops confidence. Performing as a group in the offline school will reinforce the new vocabulary.
Historically, British writers have a reputation for entertaining the British public with the notion of heroes who combat crime and solve mysteries. For example, Sherlock Holmes is the ultimate British superhero. It is no surprise, then, that superheroes are adored by children in the United Kingdom.
superheroes is of interest to children. All good stories have a character that children can connect with, and our topic has the characters of superheroes, some of whom children already know, like Batman, Superman and Spiderman.
Morality is key to our teaching. Through the superheroes in our topic, children learn about the universal and, of course British values, of working together, providing support for others, being brave and never giving up in the face of adversity.
Learning about the skills and values that superheroes uphold is an integral part of teaching in Britain.Acquiring these transferable skills and moral values will be useful to students throughout their life, even when at university and in the workplace.
We believe that this topic embraces many aspects of learning. For instance, the topic allows for academic content whereby the students learn facts and knowledge whilst also being encourage to think and respond for themselves. There is also the opportunity for students to sing and dance, which ensures engagement. Importantly, students also learn about various elements that influence our culture in Britain.
This topic, then, is multifaceted and means that we can use many different and inspiring teaching styles.