Learning is fun!

At Dixons Marchbank we believe that learning is fun. Our teaching methods are carefully crafted to ensure that our pupils get the most out of their learning at school and are able to take part in a number of exciting initiatives which maximise their learning beyond traditional classroom methods: 

  • Ten Pieces: as part of the BBC’s classical music initiative, our pupils are celebrating ten pieces of classical music by creating activities based on a specific classical composition. The aim of the initiative is to open up the world of classical music to young people aged between 7 and 14 years; provide them with an opportunity to perform, review and evaluate classical music and develop skills in different art forms. Pupils at Marchbank have been getting very creative with their brief and activities in the academy include a ballet dance and a performance of a contemporary pop song dance to a piece of classical music.
  • Spelling Bee: our academy Spelling Bee is a great opportunity for pupils to learn their spellings and grow their confidence whilst doing so. The Spelling Bee will include other Dixons academies in the next academic year. 
  • Read, Write inc: we have a lot of success with phonics through partaking in literacy programme, Read, Write inc. Every pupil in Key Stage 1 takes part in the programme between 9am-10am each day. All Early Years and Key Stage 1 staff are trained in delivering the programme, which has a strong emphasis on learning by doing. Each pupil completes the learning course by the time they leave Key Stage 1.

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