English in the Fours – ‘Wonder’

By Beccy Marchant - Teacher of English and Houseparent|2018-10-01T11:25:28+00:00October 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 [...]

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+00:00May 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 [...]