Today the children experimented with equipment to try and find all the different ways that waves were made. They used dominos to show that water can push other water, they used straws to show that different wind speeds create bigger and smaller waves, they created wave word banks and lastly they looked at how waves can move solid objects like sand and shells. We were really happy with how they worked as a group. Well done Year 1/2.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Key Stage 2 have been busy this week. They have been investigating timelines. They placed events from throughout history in chronological order. Look how far their timeline stretches, almost the whole length of the basketball pitch. Very interesting KS2.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Why Learn to Touch Type?
- When learning touch typing, the fingers develop muscle memory. This improves the child’s cognitive and motor skills, and hand-eye coordination; their minds become sharper.
- They do not need to concentrate on the keyboard, so they can focus on what they want to type and produce better content.
- Primary school children cannot write more than 15 words per minute by hand, but if trained well in touch typing, they can manage at least double that speed in the same amount of time.
Benefits in Later Life:
- As children graduate from school and start working, most of them will need to type as part of their job or for personal work like sending e-mails. Here are the main benefits they will experience in later life:
- They will be given preference at job interviews.
- They can complete computer-based tasks faster and be more productive.
- They can have a real-time conversation with friends and family who live abroad as they chat on instant messenger without delays.
Today Year 3/4 have been practicing their touch typing and are our Keyboard Ninjas!
Well done Year 3/4.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
Today our children treated their deserving Mums to a Mothers Day tea. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful scones and biscuits baked by our master baker Mrs Holgate. The children had made some very lovely gifts to give to their Mums. Well done to all the children for looking after your Mums today and making them feel really special.