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Cordwalles Junior School is a 2 form entry school which promotes inclusion and mutual respect within a safe, caring and stimulating environment. We cater for children between 7 and 11 years of age and have a spacious, well resourced building and grounds.

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Cordwalles opens up doors to future decision... Cordwalles became a mini-Westminster for the day when the school hosted the summer meeting of the Surrey Heath Junior Council. The group is an off-shoot of the Surrey Heath Youth Council, aimed at younger children. The Youth Council is run by the local borough council to encourage young people to air their views and contribute to the debate over decision making in the area, and has in the past counted as a contribution towards extra-curricular schemes such as the Duke of Edinburgh award. Junior councillors from seven other schools in the area teamed up with their Cordwalles counterparts for a wide range of activities, including a workshop on developing resilience, a guided tour of the school by Cordwalles pupils, and transforming gazebos into storytelling dens as a collaborative activity. The day ended with the council members working together to bring to life the story of a myth or legend, and presenting it to a class of Year Two pupils from two other local schools - Pine Ridge Infants and Lorraine. “This was a superb day for the whole Cordwalles school,” said teacher Sam Alley Mohindra. “The children acted as great hosts, and everyone who came to take part, in whatever way, really took a lot from the experience. Being involved in schemes like this is a challenging experience for the children as it involves activities they’re not used to in their everyday lives, but it was one that they really embraced and made the most of. “The day was a great opportunity for Cordwalles to showcase its engaging and thematic curriculum, as well as a school to demonstrate the quality of hard working pupils it is producing. Being involved in the Junior Council is a different kind of educational experience for the children, and they’re already looking forward to the next meeting in the autumn, and the new opportunities that will present to them.” Read More
Cordwalles pupils taken on a journey into im... Year Six pupils were transported out of the classroom and onto two of history’s most infamous voyages recently when author and illustrator William Grill visited to talk about the Titanic, and Ernest Shackleton’s legendary South Pole expedition. Willow and Maple classes discovered his work during their recent Antarctic project, and then began doing work on the ill-fated ocean voyage, which he also covered during his visit. “William was absolutely brilliant with the children,” said teacher Philippa Leah, who organised his visit. “He’s only 24, so they could relate to him, and he told them all about how he got into the world of illustration and writing, as well as showing them his artist’s sketchbooks where he did his working. They were fascinated." It was not just a day of watching and listening, either, as the children soon got their hands dirty in the name of art. “He was showing them how to use different ink and brush strokes to create visual effects, and before long was demonstrating how to make entire pictures out of blobs of ink, then creating big pictures,” Ms Leah explained. “Then with Willow class, he created a large scale drawing of the Titanic, and with Maple he worked on passengers who might have been on board. The children were fascinated by watching him work and getting involved themselves." One pupil who has taken the Titanic to his heart was given a particularly special treat. “Harish in Maple class is so into the topic that he’s creating his own children’s book all about it, so William took particular time out with him to discuss ways he could develop his ideas, and give him a professional masterclass and a whole sheet of ideas”, said Ms Leah. “It was brilliant to see someone in the classroom being so inspired by and benefiting so much from one of our visitors. That’s precisely what school visits should be about.” Read More
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