Celebrate reading with National Bookstart Week on the 6th – 12th June!

Celebrate reading with National Bookstart Week on the 6th – 12th June!
National Bookstart Week is an annual event celebrating books, and encouraging families to read every day. It starts on the 6th of June and runs through to the 12th of June this year. The theme for this year is ‘Under the Sea’. The book that has been chosen by Bookstart is ‘A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea’ and @BookTrust is giving out 450,000 copies of this particular book. Why not get yourself a copy? Read More...

Activities to make the most of your half term!

Activities to make the most of your half term!
It is half term week from 30th May until 3rd of June – well done all, you made it! Do you need some inspiration on things to do during half term? Kent has various exciting things to do throughout the week and we’ve picked a few for the whole family to enjoy. Read More...

Great Governance - Growing the Informed Critical Friend

Great Governance - Growing the Informed Critical Friend
On arriving back at school after visiting a colleague's school with my SENCo and Pastoral Support to look at their wonderful provision for autistic pupils, my telephone nudged me with a message from my deputy... The message brought with it the usual rational response of blind panic, inner turmoil, mild palpitations and an intense desire for chocolate... the Ofsted inspector was visiting to undertake an Ofsted survey visit on governance. Read More...

National Share a Story Month

National Share a Story Month
Storytelling is a fun, highly interactive and creative activity which helps to support children’s learning, raise their attainment and bring literacy to life. National Share a Story month during May is an annual celebration that aims to bring children and stories together. The theme this year is ‘A Place for Stories’ which encourages children to read a story in a range of unusual places, providing they are safe and comfortable areas. Here are some resources... Read More...

Foster Care Fortnight (16th - 29th May)

Foster Care Fortnight (16th - 29th May)
For children to have the best start in life, their upbringing is important. Having a place they consider home, a place that is safe and where they feel loved allows them to flourish and develop into adulthood where they can go on to achieve their aspirations and cope with the daily pressures of life. Michelle and Teresa talk about their experience as foster carers, below. Read More...

10 of Kent’s Most Interesting Museums

10 of Kent’s Most Interesting Museums
It’s International Museum Day on the 18th May, this is a day to raise awareness on the importance. We’ve picked 10 of the most interesting museums. How many museums have you taken your class to? Read More...

Festival of Learning 2017

Festival of Learning 2017
Did you know one of the six ways to contribute to your wellbeing is to continue learning new skills and knowledge? Festival of Learning, previously Adult Learning Week, starts 1 May to 30 June and dedicates two months to raise awareness of new learning opportunities and encourages adults to explore wonderful FREE sessions. Read More...

A Marathon of a Challenge!

A Marathon of a Challenge!
Having been in charge of fundraising at Invicta Grammar School over a number of years and encouraging my colleagues to do something silly for charity, I decided this year it was my turn. Running has always been an interest for me and a great stress reliever after a busy week at school so I somewhat naively signed myself up to take on the London Marathon 2016... Read More...

Shakespeare Day Resources 23 April 2016

Shakespeare Day Resources 23 April 2016
Shakespeare Day is a brilliant time for schools, enthusiasts and fans to celebrate William Shakespeare’s life. For the classroom, here you’ll find Poetryclass Resources including lesson plans that cater for all key stages from EYFS to KS5. They can be explored using theme, key stage and poetry technique so you can find the best ones that suit your class. These are useful resources and each lesson has been created by poets and teachers who have a great passion for poetry. Read More...
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