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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 with planning, reviewing, speaking and listening, as well as other subjects in the curriculum such...
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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 so important in the early stages of writing. In their early experience children are learning...
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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 foundations of taught skills in the primary years. Handwriting is taught as a discrete subject...
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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 problem. Pupils are able to gain many benefits when working with others including: •           Developing...
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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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