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  • Brand new bloggers are born!

    Published 01/10/19

    Today, Year 6s from both Rosedale House and Dame Bradbury’s have come together for a masterclass in blogging.

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  • Festival of Learning - Carbon Footprint Art

    Published 09/07/19

    Using the WWF carbon Footprint Calculator the Year 5s calculated their carbon footprint.

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  • The Festival of Learning - The Problem with Plastics

    Published 09/07/19

    Year 7 and Year 5 students collaborated to understand decomposition.

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  • The Festival of Learning - The Global Planet Authority

    Published 09/07/19

    Mr Angus Forbes is a businessman and philanthropist. He spends a lot of time talking with the younger generation to inspire them to make a change and a difference and to prove that they are very capable. He is one of the public supporters of the GPA (Global Planet Authority). The main focus of the GPA is to protect and improve the biosphere.

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  • Festival of Learning - The Dangers of Dirty Water

    Published 09/07/19

    Year 7 students take on the role of countries and design a water purification system.

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  • Festival of Learning - Relating Sustainability with Renewable Resources

    Published 09/07/19

    The Year 7s spent a portion of the day developing the essential STEM skills necessary for the problem solving that environmental issues require. This aspect has placed a larger emphasis on what younger generations can do in the future through potential careers to help the environment.

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  • Festival of Learning - Litter Lecture

    Published 09/07/19

    The Year 5s receive an introductory talk from Cambridge City Council about litter and the problems it brings.

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  • Festival of Learning -Food Frenzy

    Published 09/07/19

    Year 8s experience trading, the imbalance of resources, and international expectations in this world feast game.

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  • Seeing the good in others: reward for positive praise

    Published 13/03/18

    Keri Lennon, Year 2 Teacher at the City Pre-Prep, shares her thoughts on developing positive learning cycles in Early Years education.

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  • Game theory

    Published 14/12/17

    The study of logical decision making.

    This topic focus article was written by 6th Form students Phillip and Rhys.

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  • Problem solving for personal growth

    Published 21/09/17

    From a very young age children test new ideas, discover their capabilities and develop as people by taking risks and trying. Along the way they will, inevitably, make many mistakes and encounter many stumbling blocks.

    Part of our approach to learning in Pre-Prep prepares children to react positively and proactively when such situations arise. As a new academic year begins a fundamental concept has been focused on with pupils in 2C: problem solving.

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  • Mr Walker Interview

    Published 06/12/16

    An interview with the Senior School's Headteacher - Mr Walker

    By Qifei Zou and Francesca Boyce-Cam

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  • Making room for participation

    Published 15/04/16

    'Do' lessons are part of a three lesson cycle project. It is based on a child-initiated learning process where pupils decide what to do and what to learn.

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  • Loose parts play

    Published 23/03/16

    In any environment, both degree of inventiveness and creativity, and the possibility of discovery, are directly proportional to the number and kind of variables in it

    Simon Nicholson
     
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  • The Vision of Learning

    Published 15/03/16

    Building on the previous blog post, ‘Learning is not confined inside the walls of a classroom’, this post will talk about the different learning types that are taken into consideration in the Pre-prep School and how these adhere to the Stephen Perse Foundation (SPF) curriculum wheel.

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  • Learning Beyond the Classroom

    Published 08/02/16

    Learning is not confined inside the walls of a classroom. The world around us is filled with opportunities to extend our knowledge and thinking skills.

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