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By Justin Blake - Head of Social Responsibility and Teacher of the Fives| 2018-11-08T17:38:27+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Art, SMSC|

Windlesham House is a forward-looking prep school with well-rounded children that benefit from a purposeful curriculum that develops confident and caring global citizens with a wide-range of skills. We are committed to an education in service of society that instils [...]

English in the Fours – ‘Wonder’

By Beccy Marchant - Teacher of English and Houseparent| 2018-10-01T11:25:28+00:00 October 1st, 2018|English, Pedagogy|

In the Fours, we have started reading ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Palacio as our class reader. This week, the children have researched Treacher Collins Syndrome; the protagonist Auggie Pullman has this condition. They have presented their information in a variety of [...]

INSPIRE – Building Peace

By Justin Blake - Head of Social Responsibility and Teacher of the Fives| 2018-07-05T18:46:08+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Art, SMSC|

Windlesham is committed to educating children to engage in social responsibility. We aim to develop well-rounded and purposeful young people who thrive with confidence, character and resilience and make a positive contribution in society.   Mr and Mrs Foster really [...]

In today’s modern world, is there still a place for learning by rote?

By Mel Clark - Teacher of the Fives and Senior Houseparent| 2018-05-29T08:57:34+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Drama, English, Neuroscience, Pedagogy, Psychology|

The ancient Greeks thought it would improve the mind and if we talk to our older relatives they would probably all tell you that they had to learn poetry off by heart when they were at school. My own mother [...]

Double Trouble – A Comedy of Errors: Junior Play 2018

By Fiona Jenkins - Head of Drama| 2018-05-03T16:59:40+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Drama|

On Friday 27th and Saturday 28th April, 102 children in the 3s, 4s and 5s aged 8-11, plus backstage crew, performed a lively ensemble production of William Shakespeare’s ‘A Comedy of Errors.’ Staged in-the-round and using four corner entrance and [...]

Mindstorms – Developing engaging learning experiences, powerful ideas, and play in schools

By Christopher Roche - Head of ICT| 2018-04-27T13:54:54+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Design & Technology, ICT|

I have long been a fan of Seymour Papert’s Constructionist Learning Theory, which states that we construct knowledge most effectively when we are consciously building something – whether practical or theoretical. As education has developed, computers, robotics and STEM activities [...]