• Bloom Programmes

    We have three KS3 English programmes and one for KS3 PSHE

    Teacher Training

    All staff who are going to deliver a Bloom English or PSHE programme will need to take part in a half-day training session (can be in 2 sessions)

    Programme Materials

    At the end of the training a full Scheme of Learning including detailed lesson guidelines and all resources needed for the Bloom Method will be made available online.

    On-going support

    Ongoing support is included during the first year. Thereafter, online updates and support is available for an annual fee of £125.

    Pricing

    English Programme.................. £350

    PSHE Programme .......................poa

    Workshop....................................£250

  • KS3 English

    • One half-term (6 weeks)
    • Full lesson plans 
    • Supporting materials 
    • KS3 (Year 7, 8, 9)

    Non-Fiction

    The Non-Fiction Programme takes extracts from carefully selected, thought-provoking texts about the natural world, and provides a toolkit of literacy, oracy and questioning techniques to develop excellent comprehension. Students explore a text through the lens of a different Principle of Nature each week. The programme outcome is a piece of personal writing – student manifestos that ask: ‘Which Harmony Principle of Nature does the world need now?’

    Poetry

    For centuries writers, including and especially poets, have explored the natural world and our relationship with it. ‘Poetry in a Place’ asks students to do just this. After delving into this rich canon, developing knowledge of poetic structure and form, and using the Principles of Nature as part of their analytical exploration, students are then commissioned to write their own poetry that brings nature into a local community space.

    Novel

    A Novel Approach’ is a reading programme which leads a class through layers of comprehension, analysis and response to any novel, guided by the Principles of Nature. The programme covers plot, theme, character, setting, structure, language and evaluation skills and culminates in students recreating a 'Booker Prize' award ceremony.

    Benefits of incorporating Bloom into your English curriculum

      • Meets Ofsted’s current requirement for ‘deep learning’
      • Gives an opportunity to make a personal connection with nature
      • The 7 Principles of Nature offer a powerful 'way in' to texts
      • Improves literacy, and encourages inquisitiveness towards new texts
      • Builds bridges between young people's learning and their experiences of the world 
      • Enables young people to make cross-curricular links
    • KS3 PSHE

      We are currently trialling this new programme and looking for more schools to take part

      Nature, Relationships and Health KS3 Course

      • Three-term course
      • Follows the statutory guidance on RSE and health education
      • Uses the Harmony Principles of Nature to provide a novel and coherent framework for talking about relationships and human values
      • Practical and engaging
      • Oracy and critical thinking skills 

      Benefits of incorporating Bloom into your PSHE curriculum

      • Many opportunities for students to practise the values they discuss
      • Inspires awe and wonder for nature
      • Helps students face environmental concerns in an age-appropriate, productive way
      • Provides students with opportunities for deeper learning about themselves, their connection with nature and society, drawing on the Harmony Principles of Nature. 
      • Guides young people to make wise decisions when facing life’s challenges
       
       

      'I really think you have a good scheme here and, in particular, a really effective way of delivering some proper PSHE whilst encouraging young people to think critically and develop their own values.'

      Karen Thomson, PSHE specialist, November 2020

    • BLOOM OUTDOOR WORKSHOPS

      For young people to enjoy, connect with and learn from nature

      Outline of the outdoor workshops

      Our KS3 outdoor workshops each cover a specific theme and are designed to take place in a local park or school grounds. In the Workshops we ask the question, ‘What can nature teach us? Workshop titles include:

       

      1. An introduction to Nature's Principles
      2. Learning from Nature about positive relationships
      3. Learning from Nature about adapting to change
      Activities :
      • Making sensory connections
      • Making a pact to care for nature 
      • Exploring the Principle/s of Nature through nature hunts, observation games etc
      • Discussion
      • Reflection on how to apply the Principle at home/school
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