Welcome back to a new term and some new challenges. Last year, my first year at the school, saw us start to build up momentum by establishing both systems and programmes aimed at improving the school experience for all children and to raise achievement across the school.
This year we have adopted the saying "If children can't learn the way we teach, then let's teach the way they learn"
Already there have been positive changes and the staff are excited about challenging the children to think outside the square and to use their creativity.
Our two junior classes have introduce Play Based Learning and once again we see children instinctively collaborating and problem solving but most important, asking questions that they want answers to. Click here to find out more.
We believe that this approach will provide children with the skills to use inquiry learning as they progress through the school.
Hui Ako 2016
This is such a COOL story
Hi my name is Stella the bookworm and I have colourful diamonds on my back. Um… can you keep a secret? I like stealing books from the town library and 2nd hand shops and other places like that. I like nibbling the corners off pages,and I turn them with the end of my tail. People get very annoyed with my friends and I.
One of my friends is Jami. She likes reading adventure books in the sun, and is not nearly as naughty as me. Jami has light blue and light green stripes.
I lie a lot to other bookworms. I live at Green the bookworm’s home with Green, Sophie, Black,and HaHo. Whenever lots of people (or one) stand on me, I get very angry and start to nibble their shoelace, and that’s when they start to laugh at me. It is very upsetting you know. But they do come home with a shorter shoe-lace. Revenge for me!
When I was little, I liked to climb up the washing line and nibble the corners of the clothes (just to tell you, I obviously can’t ride a bike or scooter, because it is very hard for worms to ride them, and they are a monstrous size for us, they are bigger than a child’s foot!)
My best friend is Sophie (and not to mention that Black is my boyfriend).
Written by Hazel Burwell (Year 2)
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