Our School Library
We have a lovely library in our school which classes visit on a regular basis. We aim to foster a love of reading by providing a range of books that appeal to different levels and interests. Our coloured cushions allow classes and students to enjoy their reading time in a comfortable and quiet setting. In 2017, we unveiled our Dyslexia friendly library. This section of the library contains age appropriate novels by top authors pitched at an accessible reading level for dyslexia readers. Our school participates in the MS Readathon, Write a Book Competition, World Book Day activities and we hold a book fair each year.
Our School Garden
Our school garden is a wonderful resource for our students. It enables them to care for other living things, experience the joy of nature, learn and put into practice ecological principles as well as being physically active.
Our school garden consists of :
Twelve raised beds - Each class has the opportunity to grow vegetables and flowers in their raised beds.
An outdoor classroom - A wooden table and benches allows for instruction and lessons to take place outside.
An insect hotel - This is an insect habitat made up of different levels for various insects.
It is our intention that the garden will be used by each class throughout the year for planting, bird watching and cross curricular activities.
ICT is an important part of our school. Every classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard, providing access to an endless amount of interactive resources and activities.
In 2017, our school purchased two laptop trolleys and 32 laptops for use by students from first to sixth class. The purchase of these laptops has been invaluable in furthering the teaching and learning of students across all subjects. Each student has a CyberSmarties account to stop cyber bullying and to educate positive online behaviour, as well as a Nessy account to help students of all abilities with reading, writing and spelling. Students will use software such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Photostory and Scratch throughout the year.
We have won a Digital School Award and we hope to further improve and expand our ICT.
" Children work together in small groups using real cubes to not only solve the number, algebra, data and shape / space problems we pose, but also to develop ideas and create tasks and questions of their own.” Izak9