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Science Week – Antarctic Adventure Camp

November 12th, 2020

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Today the children in the senior classroom got the opportunity to participate in the above workshop!


Science Week – Design Your School Grounds for Wellbeing

November 11th, 2020

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Spending time in the outdoor environment is essential for people’s physical and mental wellbeing. Numerous international research projects collated by The Children and Nature Network have documented the benefits of outdoor time and contact with nature. Reported physical benefits include increased vitamin D levels, improved eyesight, improved health and increased physical activity. Reported mental and emotional benefits include reduced, stress, anger and aggression, increased self esteem and increased levels of environmental awareness and care for the environment. Reported academic benefits include increased attention span and engagement, better behaviour in class and improved academic performance. Learners spend time in the school grounds during break times, but they can also be used for a huge variety of curriculum based outdoor lessons.

This challenge encourages learners to think about their own health and wellbeing and about the potential uses of the school grounds to enhance their physical and mental health. It also encourages them to critically evaluate their own designs in terms of what is realistic and what is physically and financially possible.

 

Here are some of our designs……

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Agrikids

November 11th, 2020

BE FARM SAFE

STAY FARM SAFE

Both classrooms have engaged in the Zoom workshops based on Farm Safety.

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The senior children thereafter created their own Farm Safety Hallway display.

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Science Week – Magnets

November 10th, 2020

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Children in the junior room today worked with magnets.

They explored different magnets, carried out investigations and recorded their results.

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Bebras Challenge

November 10th, 2020

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Well done to all our senior room children who completed the Bebras Challenge today!

The Bebras® Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking to students, by allowing them to solve interactive tasks online.

It is run in over 50 countries and takes place every November.

The tasks can be answered without prior knowledge about computational thinking or information and communication technology.

The aim of Bebras is to get students all over the world excited about computing.


Artwork – The Senior Room

October 23rd, 2020

Some fabulous pieces of artwork from the children in the senior room!

Autumn Leaves using the medium of clay

Spooky candleholders

Halloween Abstract Pictures

Mindfullness Colouring

Rock Painting

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Bee Hotel

October 22nd, 2020

Following the workshop on Bees, some hotels were designed!

Well done to the children!

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Puppet Show

October 21st, 2020

Today the children in the senior got to partake in a puppet show.

This was a very different type of show completed through Zoom!

Thoroughly enjoyed by both teachers and pupils!

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Techxibit ‘Unplugged Coding’ Workshop ~ Europe Code Week

October 16th, 2020

For Europe Code week, the children participated in the above workshop.

They experienced the world of coding without a computer in what was a fun, practical hands-on STEAM workshop.

This workshop utilised cross-curricular learning to bring coding to life beyond the computer. Delivered remotely via Zoom, students took part in basic art, maths and storytelling exercises in order to enable them to grasp the fundamentals of what coding is.

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Baboro Festival~The University of Wonder & Imagination

October 16th, 2020

Today the children in the senior room participated in an online workshop.

The University of Wonder & Imagination Workshop was a fun, interactive group experience that brought the magic of theatre directly into the classroom, via the wonders of digital technology.

It was fun, it was interactive and was unmissable!

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