On Tuesday 26th September, Ponteland High School hosted our annual ‘Bee Showcase’ event to share the amazing bee curriculum. More than 100 families arrived along with a number of Pele Trust primary school colleagues and Governors to see learning in Year 7 Science, Geography, Art, Technology and Maths and to explore how the students were using their knowledge acquired in Year 6.
Year 7 students articulated how their current lessons utilised their Year 6 knowledge in learning about the Fibonacci sequence, the problem of asian hornets, monoprinting techniques, CAD design and the viscosity of honey!
Visitors were also able to sample the amazing ‘Honey Chilli Stir-Fry’ and ‘Raspberry Flapjacks’ created by the Junior Masterchef finalists as part of Y6 ‘Bee Week’ in June. This hive of activity all took place underneath an installation of collage hexagons which showed how the feeder primary schools all came together to create a united honeycomb.
One of the parents commented: “This is amazing! I’ve had a lovely time. It’s great to see what my son has been doing and how well he has settled into life at High School. Getting to sample food tonight was a bonus!” and a Year 6 teacher said: “I love to see how much the students have grown up in such a short time. They are so mature and can talk about their learning so clearly.”