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Creating a Festive Newspaper

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Summary

Discover how a small primary school with just 22 children has developed pupils' ICT and literacy skills across the curriculum by creating a Christmas community newspaper.

When Teacher Debra Gill, came up with the idea to celebrate Christmas, she wanted to involve the community to aid the Chapel Haddlesey pupils' learning.

She found that by allowing pupils to engage with local people in the village, it expanded their knowledge of the workplace and developed their critical thinking skills.

Returning to the classroom, the pupils turned their notes into articles and wrote catchy headlines. They also put their ICT skills into practice by creating a layout for their community newspaper The Chilly Times.

Staff believe it has taught pupils about cooperation and helped them to grow more confident. Moreover, it is a fun way to prepare the children for more festivities that lie ahead.

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