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On Friday evening, as lots of children and parents know, the school took over the Athenaeum Theatre in Warminster for the annual Showcase event which featured all aspects of performing arts, from poetry to gymnastic displays to musical theatre performances. All main school children have the opportunity to take part, working on acts at home,...
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Terrific Themes  “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ― W.B. Yeats Learning is all about someone lighting the touch paper to spark interest and excitement, sitting back and watching (see later theme for Year 2).  It is about being inspired to find out more and in all sorts...
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Springmead House Spring
Academic news from Alan Petrie, Educational Consultant I have been working with Madeleine and the staff as an education consultant, bringing an independent view of the school, its systems and provision, for the last six and a half years in order for them to reflect on their practice and feel confident that they are offering...
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Science
Last week our Year 5 and Year 6 children were the first children to take part in a serious piece of research being conducted by the University of the West of England. This cross-curricular exercise involved the children in scientific research, physical geography and developed communication skills. We are grateful for the link we have...
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Handwriting
In the past few days you may well have scribbled out a shopping list on a scrap of paper, written a reminder on a post-it note on your desk, added a comment in your child’s school diary or made a few quick notes during a meeting. However, there is still much debate around the importance...
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The Supportive Community
An African proverb says: ‘If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together,’ and in Year-5-The-Parliament-of-Owls-class, writing from my desk at home on the first Saturday of half-term, it certainly feels that we have worked together, tirelessly for the positive, supportive, culture of the class. There is another...
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Showcase 2018
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in...
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Recycle
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in...
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