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14
November
2017

Secret Santa

With the Christmas period soon upon us, the children and the boarding staff are in full preparation for the festive period. Amongst many traditions at the school, we will have the special day we collect and decorate our tree as a family, followed by a Christmas film and cookies.We will also be preparing the Christmas carol singers for their Saturday performance and not to mention the Christmas party. This evening, the students have already started to choose their secret santa names when they will all exchange gifts with another student, in secret. 

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Categories: Boarding Life

30
October
2017

Welcome Back :)

It was wonderful to see so many smiley faces entering Academia this morning. The children were excited to be back at school and they were motivated to start the second half of the term. We enjoyed hearing all about their adventures over the holidays.

We have got a busy week planned for the children; the Reception and Year 1 & 2 class will be visiting Labyrinthe Aventure and a local farm with their teachers on Thursday and Friday while the Year 3 - Year 9 children will be exploring Europa Park. Let's not forget our Halloween Party for the whole school on Saturday, look out for some spooky photos next week!

 

Let's catch up with our Year 1 & 2 class and see what they have been learning.

Lisa and Simon enjoyed recording sentences for their story to help them to write them. The children have been practising their beautiful handwriting using a range of different media and in maths they have learned how to sort 2D shapes using Venn diagrams through practical and interactive activities.

Welcome Back :)

Categories: Academic

18
October
2017

Meet our Student Council Class Representatives

Meet our Student Council Class Representatives - Maya, Anastasia, Ella, Ludovica, Marousia, Tony, Mathieu, Rio

Student council is a group of students elected by their peers. Our school council members will bring ideas, requests, and feedback to the meetings. Students who participate in student councils learn about the democratic process, leadership, problem solving and teamwork.

The student council is the voice of the student body.

 

Express Yourself

As part of Express Yourself week each class decorated their door based around the book they have been reading. The winning class was announced in assembly this morning - well done to Year 3 & 4!

 

Meet our Student Council Class Representatives

Categories: Academic

17
October
2017

Exploring the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’

This week, as part of our special ‘Express Yourself’ celebrations, we have been focusing on reading. We decided that it is fun to read everywhere. Take a look where we took our favourite books!
The Reception children have been thinking about the initial sounds in words. We looked carefully for words beginning with different sounds and used our special Spotter Glasses to help us!

Exploring the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ has been lots of fun. We acted out the story and took on the roles of the pigs and the big bad wolf.

In the role play we worked on The Three Pigs’ Building Site and in The Architect’s Office. We were designing houses and then using the construction equipment to help us build our models.

The Reception children have been investigating the properties of different materials. We wondered which materials the big bad wolf would be able to blow the furthest. We used an air pump to help us gets lots of ‘huff and puff’! It was lots of fun and we found out that a house made out of leaves would blow much further away than a house built of stone!

By Kirsty Madison, Reception Class Teacher.

 

Exploring the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’

Categories: Academic

05
October
2017

Reading needs to be an everyday part of our lives

Recent research by the UK organization the Reading Agency states that the benefits of reading are more likely to be felt when children have a free choice in what they read.
Reading is not just something to be done in school, but it needs to be an everyday part of our lives, something we choose to do at all ages. There is strong evidence linking reading for pleasure and educational outcomes. We know that academic attainment is of vital importance, but the benefits of reading for pleasure go beyond this and stretch throughout our lives.
During the summer holidays all our Juniors, including those who were new to La Garenne in September, were given a recommended reading list and many of them really rose to the challenge of putting away their screens and picking up a book:

In Year 7 Yanli, Sofia D, Toku, Rio, Pablo and Arsenii all read three titles each – with Arsenii stretching himself by reading both the Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Oliver Twist!

Year 8 students Anzhelika, Evgeniya, Marousia and Katya deserve a special mention for tackling classic titles including Little Women, Swallows and Amazons and Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

Many of the Year 9 students read classics such as Treasure Island and Jane Eyre, but contemporary fiction including The Hunger Games, the Cherub series, Holes and If I Stay were equally popular.

The summer challenge for our Juniors wasn’t just about reading – they also took part in an international online Maths challenge, and thanks to some very enthusiastic mathematicians, La Garenne finished a very respectable 32nd out of 220 schools across the world!
Well done to everyone who took part.

Next week is our Literacy week and many activities are planned, including the launch of the Book Challenge as well as Drama workshops and presentations. The Literacy Week will end with a Book Fair on Friday 13th October, and we hope that this gives our children an additional opportunity to choose their own books to read for pleasure.

 

Reading needs to be an everyday part of our lives

Categories: Academic

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