At Coppermill, we recognise the climate emergency and understanding that educating children on sustainability and environmental issues are vital to children's development as responsible and active citizens. Sustainability, climate change and the environment are threaded into all of our units and in Spring 1 all year groups will look at a mini-enquiry focussed on a sustainability or environmental issue (see overview at the top of the page for details). These enquiries will explore key questions around climate change and how humans are impacting the environment and, crucially, what actions can be taken to help to mitigate the effects of climate change.
As a school serving a diverse community, we also recognise the importance of celebrating the wide range of cultures and background represented within our school. We encourage children to recognise and celebrate their cultural differences and similarities and explore their family heritage throughout their Geography learning. The summer term concludes with 'international week'; two weeks of learning in which each class explores a chosen country and researches and immerses the children in the country's food, music, language, customs and traditions. Each year group concludes their learning by presenting a stall at our international fair, which we invite parents and carers to attend as a celebration of the truly international community at our school.