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Monday, May 18, 2020 - 23:44
The publishers at Oxford Owl have made this picture book available to read online for FREE to help children understand feelings of anxiety about Coronavirus.   Click here to read the book online.   Everybody Worries is Jon Burgerman’s brand new picture book designed to support children who may be... Read More »
tags: English
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 23:20
Let’s celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day this Friday in Benenden & Iden Green by putting out the bunting, ringing the bells, toasting the heroes of WWII from our front gardens and singing along with Vera Lynn. The village timetable Flags will be raised on the village green flagpole and... Read More »
tags: History, Community, collaboration
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 23:54
Every day I receive 100's of emails. I came across this blog from the EEF (Education Endownment Foundation) which I thought you might find useful: "Everyone is adapting to an unusual situation and some parents are feeling the pressure to replicate school behaviour systems. When supporting your... Read More »
tags: routines, well being
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 14:34
We hope that you and your families are well. We are mindful of the challenges that you are all facing at this time and the impact it is having on your children. Since the announcement by national government to close schools we have been working really hard to provide engaging learning materials and... Read More »
tags: fun, enjoyment, collaboration, Computing, communication
Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 23:02
Looking ahead, whilst the lockdown continues and school remains closed, we are working hard as a teaching team to refine the nature of home learning.  Alongside Benenden, as 'Google Schools' we are now delighted to be ready to launch Google Classroom platforms for Year 1 - 4 (Year 5 & 6 are... Read More »
tags: fun, enjoyment, collaboration. Easter
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 22:09
Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham... Read More »
tags: English, Science, PSHE
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 21:44
Mixing pleasure with social responsibility! Had a lovely Saturday afternoon stroll walking Mohjo, (can you spot him?) @Greatstonebeach. Read More »
tags: social action, sustainability, environment
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 22:27
This is an interesting article and confirms why we think giving your children opportunities to be outside is really important. Call it parental instincts or call it common sense. Parents know that nature is good for kids. Yet it was only fairly recently, that the scientific community sought to... Read More »
tags: outdoor learning, fun, enjoyment, teamwork, resilience, co-operation, curiosity
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 23:52
We’re delighted to announce the launch of The British Library’s new website for primary school children, teachers and book-lovers of all ages. This free-to-access resource – Discovering Children’s Books– explores the history and rich variety of children’s literature, through treasures from the... Read More »
tags: Literacy, fun, enjoyment
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 23:35
Before Christmas, the children were given the opportunity to enter a Christmas Story Writing Competition run by Cranbrook Rotary Club. We were one of 22 schools in the area that entered stories. Stories were chosen from each year group across the 22 schools and prizes were given for 1st, 2nd and... Read More »
tags: English, Community, competition, fun, enjoyment