Citizenship 202005 2006

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					Dissemination of Good Practice
         Action Plan
    Generations Together
 A whole school e-learning project
to raise pupils‟ awareness of how all
 ages can work together and learn
         from one another.
„Generations Together‟ aims to broaden children‟s awareness of how
people from different generations can work and learn together.
Many changes in society have led to generations frequently becoming
segregated from one another - especially younger and older
people. This separation can lead to unrealistic, negative stereotypes
of whole generations and a decrease in positive exchanges between
them. Yet these separated generations do have resources of value
to each other.
This intergenerational project is an attempt to bring the generations
together again, improving understanding between them and
increasing the support they provide to one another. It offers a
win/win situation for everyone involved.
Although, in the first instance, this is an ICT focused project, there
will be opportunities to extend into other areas, such as history,
maths, art and circle time.
Specific Objectives/Targets

 What are we aiming to achieve
        and by when?
   Create a bank of pupil/teacher made resources for the various
    aspects of the intergenerational project. These will be produced and
    published by the school and available online and/or as paper copies.
   Create a bank of worksheets and activities to be used during the
    project and in future years. These will be saved in the Teacher
    Information area on the school network.
   Create an online environment for the „Generations Together‟ project.
    This will be for the school and its associates, accessed via the
    school‟s Intranet and website (
   Raise parental and wider community awareness of the project by
    issuing regular news bulletins. This will be done via the school‟s news
    sheets and through contact with churches and businesses in the
   Run ICT Skills courses, using pupils from Years 6 as
    facilitators. The courses will target two community groups in
    particular – Over 55‟s and Women Returning to Work. (N.B. This will
    be a central feature of the Generations Together project.)
   Link the project with the ongoing program of Positive Behaviour.
   The above will be achieved by June 2006.
Baseline Reference Point

   How well are we doing
     at the moment?
   The school has strong links with churches and
    businesses in the Comber community. Support has been
    given and received over many years.
   There is school involvement with Senior Citizens e.g.
    visits to local residential homes by members of the
    choir, invitations to grandparents to talk to pupils about
    their lives and childhood memories etc.
   To date, the subject of Citizenship has not been
    formally addressed.
   Although the school has an Internet Café as part of its
    Dissemination of Good Practice project this year
    (2004-2005), it has not previously offered adult ICT
    skills classes.
   All classes regularly participate in „Circle Time‟.
   SPOT (Super Pupil On Trust) has been part of our
    previous Dissemination of Good Practice projects.
Success Criteria

How will we know if we
  have succeeded?
       We will know we have succeeded when …

   pupils and staff show enthusiasm for, and a positive attitude
    to, the Generations Together project.
   pupils make regular contributions to class output, both
    online and paper based.
   there is a bank of resources saved in the Teacher
    Information area of the school network and available for
    use in future years.
   there is a dedicated area (The Generations Together Zone)
    on the Intranet and website, consisting of website links,
    games, information and resources, relevant to the
   worksheets and activities relating to the project have been
    uploaded to the Teacher Resource Exchange as
    exemplars of good practice and feedback has been received
    from the moderators.
        We will know we have succeeded when …

   there is community involvement in the various activities.
   people register for the ICT courses and facilitators, who
    have received in-house training, are confident, competent
    and enthusiastic.
   there is a positive response from schools in the SEELB to
    the project information and sample activities sent to them.
   the project is sustainable.
      cITizenship Team

ICT Coordinators
History Coordinator
Pastoral Care Coordinator
What are we going to do in order to
 achieve our objectives and the
    targets stated within our
        success criteria?
   Form a „Generations Together‟ Team consisting of ICT,
    History and Pastoral Care Coordinators to plan, monitor and
    evaluate the project.
   Form a „Generations Together‟ Project Group, drawn from
    Year 6, to act as facilitators for the ICT courses.
   Create a bank of worksheets and activities for pupils.
    Teachers will be given guidance re. topics, timescale etc. and
    provided with planning frameworks. These worksheets (with
    accompanying lesson plans) will be uploaded to the
    „Generations Together‟ folder saved in the Teacher
    Information area of the school network. The worksheets will
    also be accessible to pupils via a dedicated project area on
    the Intranet and Website and can be printed and completed
    to reinforce work done in class.
   Create a „Generations Together‟ Zone on the front page of the
    school‟s Intranet and Website. This will include interactive
    games to support the project, links to useful websites and
    printable worksheets.
   Regularly feature pupil‟s work in a „gallery‟ on the school
    Intranet and Website as a means of celebrating success.
   Take digital photographs of school events and activities linked
    to the project. These will be viewed in the Photo Album on the
    Intranet and Website by pupils, teachers, parents, friends of
    the school and members of the community.
   Train teachers and facilitators to use the new Interactive
    Whiteboard in the ICT Suite and help them appreciate that
    this is a valuable tool for the project.
   Establish the “Super Pupil On Trust” Scheme in Year 5.
   Design ICT Skills Courses to meet the particular needs of the
    target groups.
   Provide project facilitators with in-house training. This will
    include training in communication and listening skills, as well as
    ICT skills related to the course programme.
   Plan a unit of work for each year group at KS2 (with a
    broader and more general one for KS1), e.g. using, as a starting
    point, ideas from the „Help the Aged‟ programme for schools.
  Units of Work

Year 5 … Food & Fitness
Year 6 … Money Matters
Year 7 … Then & Now
KS1   … Community
                 Year 5 Unit of Work
                       THEME: Food & Fitness
 The Body       This is an appropriate theme for Year 5
                 pupils, as it links with their existing study
 Diet           of Healthy Living.
 Food Groups    Pupils will compare their daily requirements of
                 food and exercise with those of older people.
 Calories
                 Example activity: Pupils will design
 Exercise       questionnaires to gather information from
                 parents and grandparents. This will be used to
 Case Studies
                 create a database using Information Workshop
                 2000. They will also use the information to word
                 process case studies to make a book.
                 Online resources and interactive games will be
                 used to enrich and enhance learning.
                  Year 6 Unit of Work
                        THEME: Money Matters
                  This is an appropriate theme for Year 6
                  pupils, as it links with their participation in
 Earning         the „Young Enterprise‟ scheme.

 Budgeting       Pupils will learn that keeping track of their
                  money is very important. They will also learn
 Getting Older   that, as people get older, more money is spent
                  on essentials. After people retire, most of
 Pensions        their money comes from a pension.
 Case Studies    Example activity: Pupils will use a search
                  engine to gather information about pensions.
                  What types of pensions are there? How much
                  is the State Pension?
                  In this unit of work, good use will be made of
                   Year 7 Unit of Work
                            THEME: Then & Now
                 This is an appropriate theme for Year 7 pupils, as
                 it links with their existing work on World War II
                 and their visit to the European war cemeteries.

 Wartime        Pupils will compare and contrast life today with
                 life during the war years. For example, they will
 Living         learn that more women went to work because men
                 were away at war and most older people still lived
 Family
                 with their families. Nowadays, older people live
 Facts          more independently, often in their own homes,
                 families are usually smaller and grandparents
 Case Studies   often look after children when their parents are
                 at work.
                 Example activity: Pupils will publish their stories
                 on the BBC‟s „WW2 People‟s War‟ website.
                 Good use will also be made of PowerPoint.
                KS1 Unit of Work
       THEME: Community … looking after each other
                    Pupils will learn the importance of helping
                    others in the local community and how
 Helping Out       many older people are involved in voluntary
 Transport         work.

 Family            They will learn that good transport means
                    people can travel around easily, even if
 Isolation         they live on their own.

 Case Studies      Upper KS1 pupils will think about the issue
                    of isolation - how some older people live on
                    their own and feel cut off and lonely. How
                    can we, as individuals, or as a school, help?
                    This unit provides many opportunities for
                    visits to the school by members of the
                    community and those who work in the
                    service industry.
                    Basic Computing Course
    Target Groups                    “The best way to learn is to teach.”

 over 55‟s                         pupils from Years 6
 women returning to work           trained by ICT Coordinator

                 Possible 8-10 Week Programme
              (adapted to meet the needs of the target groups)

         Word Processing                     The Internet
         Desktop Publishing                  Spreadsheets
         Presentations                       Databases

How are we going to monitor
 the implementation of the

   Evidence collected by … class teachers, ICT,
    Pastoral Care and History Coordinators.
   By means of … work saved on disc in the „Public‟
    folder of the school network and in class books.
    Printouts of work and displays, photo album and
    work gallery on Intranet and website etc.
   Feedback from course participants and
    those involved in various activities.
   Analysed by … Project Team.
   Reported to … Senior Management and
                  Board of Governors.
      At the end of the
implementation period of the
action plan how will we decide
how successful we have been?
           We will evaluate our success by …
   assessing the use of the ICT suite for all aspects
    of school learning, and especially Citizenship, in
   assessing the level of staff input into production of
    school-based resources to support the Generations
    Together project.
   assessing the use made of resources in the Generations
    Together Zone on the school Intranet and website.
   the level of community awareness of, and involvement in, the
    Generations Together project.
   the numbers registering for the ICT courses.
   pupils‟ response to the various year group
    activities and the work produced.
   the response from other schools in the SEELB to information
    sent to them about the project.

What help is available?
   School based inset with teachers
    and project facilitators to explain
    activities, software and use of
   Inset training e.g. Interactive Whiteboard.
   Support from SEELB, Pastoral Care and
    ICT Advisors.
   Support from C2K Consultants and
    technical services.
   Advice from the „Help the Aged‟ schools‟ team.
Positive Behaviour

   Super Pupil On Trust

           Super Pupil On Trust                    SPOT

       Awarded to Year 5 pupils who are
        committed to observing all rules
        governing the use of computers in Comber
        Primary, including Internet safety.
       Will be granted permission to use the
        Computer Suite at lunchtimes to continue
        work or carry out independent research.
       This privilege is earned and will be withdrawn
        if trust is broken.

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