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So much has been packed into this week! The children are now partitioning numbers really well, and not just that they are starting to understand why we do it and are naturally thinking of numbers as 10’s and 1’s. In literacy we have been watching a short silent film called La Luna and we are discussing the story and what the characters might be saying and feeling. They are learning...
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Continuing with our Remarkable Person theme, the children have begun to look at the life and work of Florence Nightingale. They delved into the history of Florence, who was named after the place of her birth, Florence, Italy.   Her parents were wealthy landowners, dedicated to the pursuit of an active social life.  Her father educated Florence and her sister Penelope at home and was keen for them to follow the...
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We have a busy term ahead with a strong academic focus that includes entrance tests for Year 6 children and new class themes across the school. Children thrive when they are really engaged with their learning, for this reason, we combine learning across different subjects in a topic based approach allowing children to explore and develop areas in greater depth than would be allowed if we taught each subject discretely. ...
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This week our younger children enjoyed our storytelling event ~ the joy and wonder on the children’s faces, as he captured the marvel of the imaginary world, was something to behold. As a school we firmly believe in the benefits of story-telling and reading aloud to all our classes, from the youngest to the oldest. The whole class story, whether it’s a picture book or extended novel, is an essential...
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