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02
May
2021

Space and the Colonisation of Mars

The M3 language Acquisition group are looking at space exploration and the colonisation of Mars as their topic this term. The focus is not only learning about the topic but debating the relative merits and demerits of space travel and exploration. Today the students were debating whether it is better to stay on Earth and fix the problems or travel into space and improve humanity that way.
Unfortunately the photos do not have sound, otherwise you would hear the energy and passion in the various arguments, but if you look at their hands you will see the body language being used to emphasis their points.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Categories: Academic

02
May
2021

Break-time reading

Lots of our La Garenne students love a good book and some of them spend almost every break reading.  We’re glad that reading is so popular as we know that it’s not just enjoyable, but it’s good for us too.  Did you know that reading regularly has lots of benefits?  It improves our brain connectivity, increases our vocabulary, empowers us to empathise with other people and reduces stress!

   

Categories: Academic

14
March
2021

Intervention groups and Learning Support at LG

Intervention groups and Learning Support at LG is open to any child who may need some short term support, for example, to improve their handwriting (fine motor skills), spelling, reading or maths. The sessions are usually very practical and are designed to be lots of fun whilst focusing on individual needs. This week, in the Fine Motor Skills group, we have practised cutting, threading letters and also writing with our eyes closed. The highlight was making shapes using Hama beads. 

In the Maths intervention group, we have been working on comparing measurements and practising our times tables. 

Some of the children come to a break time club to work on reading and spelling using an online programme…...this is always popular as there are lots of fun games to play. 

Categories: Academic

13
March
2021

We are delighted to announce that La Garenne is now an IB World School!

Following an extensive and rigorous application process which has been taking place over the last 18 months, we have met the high standards expected of schools permitted to offer the IB Diploma Programme. We would like to thank all of our teachers and other members of staff for their hard work in addition to the parents and students who were kind enough to give up their time to support the school in this process.
We are now very much looking forward to the first teaching of the Diploma Programme in August and offering an exciting new range of subjects!
 

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Categories: Academic

03
March
2021

Living things and their habitats

In Science we have been learning about living things and their habitats. We have been classifying animals into categories and making careful observations and labeling insects. Next week we will be going on a bug hunt as the weather is warming up and the bugs should soon be out and about. We really enjoyed hosting an assembly for the primary section. Half of us talked about our IPC topic “Saving the World” and we shared lots of information about the rainforests, deforestation and how we can help. In class we have been learning about the lives of indigenous people who still live, somewhat isolated, in the rainforest. We have been comparing our lives to theirs. The other half of us performed a story to explain what we have learned in PSHE. The story was called “The Dip” and it teaches us that when we face new challenges there is nearly always a moment where we feel frustrated and want to give up. We learned that to get out of “The Dip” we need to reflect on what is going wrong and focus on just one thing to improve.

Categories: Academic

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