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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 unique to a particular ethnic group and you will find similar experiences among people in...
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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 of the ways in which we implement these dispositions throughout the school is that we...
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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 of the political parties, thinking about our priorities and whether the ‘promises’ were realistic. We...
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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 Over the years this outdated approach has changed with boys and girls encouraged to participate in all sports and to embrace the skills that are so transferable between the sports....
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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 stopped to consider. This source of magic isn’t environmentally friendly at all: the tiny pieces...
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