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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

01
March
2021

Learning walk around our school

This week, our Primary teachers took part in a learning walk around our school, the focus of the learning walk was Mathematics. Each teacher spent time in all of the Primary classes. The children relished the opportunity to talk to the other teachers about their learning and discuss their work. The teachers all felt that this was a valuable experience and a wonderful opportunity to see all the fantastic learning taking place

Categories: Academic

22
February
2021

M1 and M2 Making an advertisement

It has been a busy week for the students in M1 and M2. The M1s are busy learning about advertising and how it works. Today they have been planning and making an advertisement about a product they created. They have had to think about the message the advertisement is trying to send and use the various advertising elements they have learnt about. 

The M2s are well into creating their version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Their setting is a school for troubled kids, and they have been working hard to learn their lines and think about how they are going to create the effects they want. Each student is in charge of directing a chosen scene from the play, making choices about the setting and how they want each of the characters to express their lines. 

Both groups will be sharing their learning with the school community, the M1s will be creating an advertising campaign to help students and staff think and act positively. The M2s will be making a film of their Macbeth and having a blockbuster release of the film to the school community. 

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