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Geometry is one of the classical disciplines of math. In Greek, it is roughly translated as “Earth Measurement” and is concerned with the properties of figures and space. Geometry is important because the world is made up of different shapes and spaces. Geometry finds huge applications in the real world: •           in Art and Architecture...
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Lessons on Design and Technology develop children’s skills and knowledge in many areas, not just; design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. It encourages children’s creativity and encourages them to think about important issues. Also, Design and Technology helps us to teach Maths with measuring, estimating and shape and English...
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“From the earliest stages, it is important that children understand that writing is a means of expression and a communication tool…The teaching of writing is effective when children see the use in it; when there is real, authentic purpose; when there is an audience…” The importance of creating a purpose for children to write is...
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At Springmead we recognise that handwriting is a basic skill that influences the quality of work throughout the curriculum. Despite the increased use of computers for writing, the skill of handwriting remains important in education, employment and in everyday life. As a school, we recognise that children’s ability to write well depends on the firm...
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At its best, collaboration in the classroom can help students think more deeply and creatively about a subject and develop more empathy for others’ perspectives. The best learning happens when children are actively involved in a project. Collaborative learning is an approach that encourages students to create groups and work together to solve a given...
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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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