This year, following our Geography topic of the UK, our Year 3 children will be working together to strengthen the partnership with our Muslim preparatory school in Manchester.
Although not an international link, the school partnership is an important step in creating global citizens who have a cultural awareness and understanding of the world around them.
To find our more about the Manchester Muslim Preparatory School check out the link in the 'Wider Development' section of our website.
Year 3 will be introduced to their partner school, Manchester Muslim Preparatory School. They will be shown a video message from Manchester Muslim Prep school introducing themselves and giving a tour around their school. The video will represent a typical day in their school. They will also send a video, in return, introducing St Francis de Sales.
Children from Manchester Muslim Preparatory school will visit St Francis de Sales and spend a day with the Year 3 children. Partner school children will take part in enriching activities to gain an insight into the culture of St Francis de Sales. They will follow the structure of a typical Year 3 day, in order to gain an insight into the daily school life of their peers.
During our RE topic, ‘Other Faiths’ the Manchester Muslim children will complete a question and answer session with the Year 3 children based of the Islamic faith. This will be completed during a second visit to the school. They will discuss their thoughts and opinions. Children will also discuss prior thoughts and how they may have changed over the course of the partnership.