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Friday 13th May 2016

Primary school children across the country have been sitting SATs this week, to prove their grasp of complex spelling, grammar and punctuation rules in a contrived and artificial context. Meanwhile, here at LNS we’ve been celebrating some wonderful examples of creative writing from children of all ages. […]

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Friday 6th May 2016

Testing and all that! I would like to express my support for those parents who took their children out of their state schools this week as a protest against the testing regime for Primary School students. However, I had (probably naively) hoped that this would result in […]

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Friday 29th April 2016

No school on Monday! Enjoy a long Bank Holiday weekend! Learning to share our voice We made the decision to join the LNS school after a somewhat unsettling beginning at another school. We felt that our views and way of life just didn’t it and that our […]

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Friday 22nd April 2016

Education for Living “Education” said John Dewey, an early educationalist, “is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.” Yet our politically driven national education system demands that children make relentless progress and reach higher targets at a younger age – preparing them for […]

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Education for Living

Education for Living

“Education,” in the words of John Dewey, “is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.” Under the direction of our politicians, our education system demands that children make relentless progress and reach higher targets at a younger age. Rather than meeting the needs […]

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Friday 15th April 2016

Welcome! Welcome back for the summer term which is always a special term particularly for our year 6 children. A warm welcome to Sophia (Y3), Edgar (Y2) and Isaac (Nursery) and their families. I hope you all quickly feel at home and part of our community. Spring […]

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Tuesday 22nd March 2016

Back to School Wednesday 13th April (Cooked lunch Weds & Fri!) Peter Pan What a wonderful end of term treat we were given on Friday when we watched the performances of Peter Pan. Our Year 5’s were perfectly suited both to the story and to the clever […]

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Friday 11th March 2016

A warm welcome to Cassia and Alexi and parents Claudia and Dave, who joined us this week! On Wednesday we were delighted to welcome Zoltan and Hajnal from Hungary and Loic from Hampshire. Loic teaches at Brockwood Park and was a founder of their sister school Inwoods, […]

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Friday 4th March 2016

It has been a great pleasure to work with the Early Years to build the new shelter in the playground this week. The project began at the start of term when I came in to talk with reception about building shelters for refugees in Calais.  We discussed […]

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Friday 26th February 2016

Hi parents – a note to introduce myself – I am Jack and I am your new cook at LNS. I aim to introduce new dishes to the children’s school menu – gradually – to build confidence and knowledge of food. With healthy fun dishes – I […]

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