Primary

News from the links we have with the local Primary Schools.

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The King James Primary Book Challenge

June 2019

In the coming weeks, pupils from four local primary schools will be participating in a literacy-based project called the ‘King James Book Awards’.

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Primary Shakespeare Festival 2019

April 2019

Last term, King James hosted the annual two-day Primary Shakespeare Festival as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Associate Schools Project. Here, Year 12 student Kyle Blood reports on the event.

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Rocket Design with Primary Pupils

December 2018

This month, we were joined in school by around 80 local primary school pupils in Years 5 and 6 for an exciting three-part STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) Challenge.

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Summer Adventures for New Year 7s

July 2018

Over 70 of our new starters joined us at our Transition Summer School this year, spending two days in school before heading off for a free, three-day adventure holiday to Weardale Adventure Centre in Ireshopeburn.

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Drama Outreach at Picnic in the Park

July 2018

Last term, two of our Year 9 students, supported by two of our former Sixth Formers worked on an exciting primary outreach project called ‘Picnic in the Park’ in partnership with the Auckland Project. The activity took place in the beautiful grounds of Auckland Castle.

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Year 5 Curriculum Week

June 2018

Around 600 pupils from 12 local primary schools joined us for Year 5 Curriculum Week this year. Students attended King James to enjoy a full range of taster sessions and learning experiences, which were pre-selected by their own Head Teacher.

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Transition Programme Underway

May 2018

In September, over 180 new Year 7s will join us at King James. To make sure they settle in quickly, our Transition Programme starts early, with a wide variety of events that began for many whilst they were in Year 5.

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Bishop Primary Business Champions

May 2018

At the beginning of the year, our Business Studies Department launched and exciting project which allowed primary school children to learn about building a successful business through a range of creative challenges.

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Macbeth Performed in Style at the Academy

March 2018

Year 7 students from King James have been involved in bringing William Shakespeare’s work to life as part of a prestigious national project run by The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).

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Parents Tell us Reasons for Choosing King James I Academy

March 2018

In September 2018, due to an exceptionally high number of applications, 184 young people will be joining Year 7 at King James. This is the largest intake we have had in recent years, and one which has led us to employ a number of additional Teachers to ensure that our class sizes are not increased.

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