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Friday 7th November 2014

Friday 7th November 2014

Learning with Nature As the days draw in and the temperature dips it is very tempting to crawl under the duvet and stay there! However there is lots of evidence to show that we need to be out and about throughout the year. We now know for […]

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Friday 24 October 2014

Friday 24 October 2014

Thank you for our Autumn/Harvest Celebration I hope that those of you who came enjoyed our Harvest Celebration as much as I did. I never cease to be amazed at how our school hall can be so beautifully transformed. I came into school worrying about how to […]

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Friday 17th October 2014

Friday 17th October 2014

Workshop wonders The student surveys that were completed at the end of last year show that our weekly workshops are very popular. The workshops aim to give children an opportunity to explore and become engaged with an aspect of our world for a short block of time […]

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“Creativity is rebellion”

"Creativity is rebellion"

I rather like this image, tweeted by Banksy today. It’s a poignant reminder of how an adult’s words can be received by a child. Rather than feeling down about the black clouds I have inevitably rained down on my own children’s heads because I’ve experienced their ‘creativity’ as […]

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Friday 10th October 2014

Last Friday, a group of parents, educators and children’s authors wrote an Open Letter to The Independent, expressing their concerns about the pressure being placed on children and the long-term impact that this may have on our children’s emotional health. They were clear that they were not […]

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What a baby can teach us

What a baby can teach us

I really enjoyed hearing Alison talking this week in Anne-Marie’s class meeting about the work she’s been doing bringing babies into school. The children have been marvelling at how much little Theo has learnt over the summer and how resilient he is when he’s tackling new challenges. […]

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Friday 3rd October 2014

Friday 3rd October 2014

Introduction I was reminded this week of how lonely it can feel to arrive in a place where it seems as though everyone has known each other for a long time. I’ve been around the school for five years now – longer than some, but not as […]

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Friday 26th September 2014

Friday 26th September 2014

It’s Launch Day! We are delighted that our new website goes live today. It has been a work in progress for many months, even years! We hope you like it. If you take the time to have a good look through the pages you’ll find lots of […]

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Friday 19th September 2014

United Again! What a fantastic start to the new school year at LNS. The sun has shone to welcome us all back, and the atmosphere in school over the past week has been delightful. It all started with a lovely welcome tea/coffee after drop off organised by […]

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Empathy: Our Greatest Teacher?

Empathy: Our Greatest Teacher?

There is a quiet revolution taking place. While stories of violence, cruelty and inequality play out each day on our TV screens, there is a gentle uprising of hope. Politicians and business leaders, neuroscientists and philosophers, educators and economists are converging on a simple idea – when […]

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