English Blog #2 - June 2016

Students use a 'Story Map' to plan out their short stories - key areas include :

  • Problem to be solved

  • The setting

  • Characters in the story - this can include pets and animals 

  • 3 Main events - to give structure, pace and tension to the story

  • Resolution - What happens at the end? There may be a twist at the end!

 An example of a Story Map used by our students to enhance their language and writing skills

An example of a Story Map used by our students to enhance their language and writing skills

Maths Blog #1 - June 2016

Today we're looking at one example of a student working how to solve equations by using a number of techniques. Using these techniques, which include but are not limited to; inspection, working backwards, balance method, working with parenthesis, equations with fractions and letters on both sides, the student is able to master these concepts in a fraction of the time.

Can you work any of these equations out?

English Blog #1 - May 2016

Writing poems can be difficult for students, however by jotting down some ideas, constructing sample sentences and paying attention to structure and rhyme, poems can be easy and fun to write! One of our students produced the following poem - Well done Simon!

THE CHEETAH

Hiding in the grass with glaring eyes

Searching for a deer to surprise

Racing at a hundred and ten miles

Locking his sharp eyes on his prize

Like lightning, he turns from left to right

Then he finally gets a big, big bite

And when he tries to enjoy his meal

The sly wolf pack comes in and steals!

-Simon Age 14