Our link school in Chichester
We have a link with a school in Chichester, which is near to the south coast, because we want to compare the learning in our school to the learning in their school and make new friends. We started having this link since we are both church schools and also to meet new people. This link will help us to empathise and get information about a school in a very different place.
In October, Year 5 went to Chichester to find out what their school is about. Although we have four floors with classrooms on each one, the central school in Chichester has one floor. When we got to Chichester we first got shown around the school to see what it was like, what they do and what their classrooms were like. The school in Chichester seemed much smaller than ours although their playground was colossal with lots of lovely green grass. They also showed us the centre of Chichester and we even got to meet the mayor which was amazing! Before they visited us, they sent us some letters wishing us happy Christmas which included a chocolate advent calendar, Santa chocolates and information about themselves. We then replied and sent them our letters as well as some presents.
When the children from Chichester came to visit us and our school we gave them a tour of central London. We showed them two famous buildings: The Shard and Buckingham Palace. We went on the tube which we are used to. However they were not, so we helped them feel safe. We also showed them some parks which were Green Park, St James’s Park and the gardens around Buckingham Palace. We liked this because we made friends and also wrote to each other. We all really enjoyed the trip and learned a lot about each other and the places that we live. Yogesh said “It was the best trip I have ever been on because I made new friends.”