As a parent, you want your children to learn all that they can, to be curious about exploring the world, as well as learn how to read and write. Did you know that you can help your son or daughter academically by playing with them outside of school?
Learning about rock formations and pond life is a magical experience, when the child sees the contents of their text book leap into the real world. From educational play we see the child go back to the book, deepening their natural desire to explore further and discover more.
Encouragement of play fosters perseverance, attention and problem-solving skills – all vital in life. These factors are imperative towards positive learning. From playing with board games to Hide and Seek, the child learns to navigate the world of rules (written and unwritten) to find solutions. Through play, parents and children can try out strategies for putting the pieces together…console one another in defeat and take pleasure in success. Exploring different ways to become successful develops persistence too. Playing with your children helps keep them engaged – and determination is a quality which pays dividends in the classroom.
To conclude – play and learning belong together. So always make time for play.
Mr Conor Murray, Year 4 Teacher
During the first quarter of the PSHE lessons, we worked together with high school students to study the sphere of human life values and its influence on the future profession.
The children have settled into Year 1 and are working hard. We have also looked at the stories ‘Duck in a Truck’ and ‘Fix It Duck’ both by Jez Alborough.
After the first school week, our pupils started preparing home projects on literature, on different projects.
This term in 6D, our Science topic as been Forces. We have been learning about forces, motion and air-resistance and have been investigating how surface area affects air-resistance.
2A have been enjoying the beautiful weather and making pictures for Autumn.
Year 5G did a really simple experiment to show their knowledge of evaporation. We went outside to a sunny place and put handprints on the floor?
Members of the University of Cambridge can often be spotted strolling through the streets of Cambridge proudly displaying their college scarf or wearing robes (official academic dress).