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In our teacher meeting this week we were joined by one of the parents, Nyasha Tondoro to hear out about her experience growing up in the UK. Her childhood was a largely pleasant one but sadly, there were both subtle, under the radar, racism and overt racism. Unfortunately in the world we live, this is not...
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Coding
Building learning power (BLP) is our ability to continually develop our capacity to learn through new and challenging environments throughout lives. In the ever growing field of ‘learning to learn’ research suggests that there are 4 dispositions that we need to understand and develop to become successful lifelong learners. They are; ResilienceReflectivenessResourcefulness Reciprocity/social relationships. One...
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The Eagles spent Thursday with their minds, like most of the nation, on the General Election. The children braved the weather to walk up to the polling station at the village hall where we discussed the process and saw voters coming and going at a rapid pace. Back in the classroom we explored the manifesto’s...
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PE
For many years there was a gender separation in sports participation from adulthood down to children and school sports. Male sports were football, rugby and cricket; Female sports were netball and rounders; and bothgenders played hockey and athletics but separately. Over the years this outdated approach has changed with boys and girls encouraged to participate...
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For adults and children glitter has been a massive source of unbridled joy, adding sparkle and magic to many celebrations in all of our experiences, especially during our school days.   Alas, we are now aware that this simple source of sparkle comes with a whole lot of environmental consequences that we have only just...
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To read English successfully, children must learn to turn the words they see in a text into sounds, and make sense of these sounds. Studies, on children’s reading development have shown that the phonics approach is more effective than meaning-based approaches, such as the whole-language approach, in improving young children’s reading skills. Whole-language approach focuses...
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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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