The alphabetical school
Decorative with our work
Every day is a learning day
Fun and games
Irregular learning techniques (but fun)
Kids with a bundle of love
Like the school playground
Much to explore
Not much to not to love
Passionate about learning
Questions flow from children’s mouths
Rest and relaxation
Singing in assemblies
Time table masters
Well done work
X marks the spot for Little Harrowden
Yet the best
The curriculum for computing focuses on children becoming digitally literate. Starting in the Early Years, children are taught how to devise programmes and develop code. This can be done through providing simple instructions and seeing the results. If you want to have a go at programming code at home, there are some fun and free apps which can be downloaded to a tablet that will build up your coding skills. At school we use Daisy the Dinosaur, Bee-bot and Blue-bot for KS1 and Scratch Junior and Cargobot for KS2. Whilst game-like, they also help children to understand the instructional nature of algorithms and will help them to de-bug programmes, solve problems and find solutions.
We were delighted to learn that we had won a national award for our support of Jack who has epilepsy. Epilepsy Action came in on Tuesday to deliver the award during assembly and the childen had a chance to ask questions about epilepsy and the effects it can have.
In assembly, I explained to the children that this is really an award for helping others to overcome problems and barriers so that they can have an equal chance. It is the same as a child who helps a friend to understand a maths problem or the kindness of a child who helps someone who has fallen over in the playground to get up so that they can carry on playing. Some barriers might be big and some might be small but our job is to help each other to overcome them.
The award has now taken pride of place in Jack's classroom to remind the children of what fantastic friends they are to Jack.