Lingotot Bexley sadly won't be back in school this term but are delighted to offer some online language classes for the children to enjoy after school. Sarah was so happy to see some of you continuing your language learning throughout lockdown with us. Thank you so much for all your support Mead Road parents. It has meant the world.
We have 5 classes available per week at 4.15pm each day starting 21st September:
Mondays - FRENCH Reception and KS1
Tuesdays - FRENCH KS2
Wednesdays - GERMAN Reception, KS1 and KS2 mixed
Thursdays - SPANISH Reception and KS1
Fridays - SPANISH KS2
Classes are all £5 per family for a 45 min session, bookable in 5 week blocks. To book please go to www.lingotot.com/centre/bexley and scroll down to the class list.
So, pick them up after school, bring them home, give them a quick snack and let them enjoy 45 mins of language fun on the laptop with us whilst you finish that urgent email, or crack on with dinner.
A bientôt / bis bald / hasta pronto xx
What is Boys Noise? – Mondays
Boys Noise is an intervention projects for boys in Years 2-6. The teams work over a term with up to 20 boys and deliver our unique HeartSense programme to small groups plus an after-school club each week.
We passionately believe that emotional, social and mental health affects everything that we do throughout all stages of life, and the Boys Noise projects encourage healthy growth in these areas. What’s more, Ofsted and the Dept. for Education are recognising the importance of these too. These programmes are designed to assist with the wellbeing and resilience of primary school children. They have been used in over 10 primary schools in the past four years, effectively helping each child to realise their own potential and maximise their learning.
What is HeartSense? – Fridays
Some years ago schools were explaining that children’s progress in class was being seriously hampered by social, emotional and personal issues - what you might call ‘heart’ issues. Trying to tackle these and teach lessons simultaneously meant someone was missing out. Either the class, or the individuals. Sometimes both! Clearly some intervention was required in order to break down some children’s barriers to learning.
Using input from various educational specialists, including those with extensive knowledge in the area of SEN, a unique programme focused on exploring matters of the heart and mind was born: Heartsense. HeartSense helps children to recognise and make links between thoughts, feelings and behaviour, and encourages them to learn how to talk about these with others.
It develops a number of key emotional and social competencies such as listening skills, how to forgive and let go, and how to cope well in stressful situations.
Across both activities, the children are divided into groups of up to four, based on their needs and the Boys Noise team work with each group for up to 25 minutes twice a week.
What do our East Wickham boys think of Boys Noise?...
|REfresh - delivered by CRiBS|
Since 2014 CRiBS has regularly been delivering lessons (from their bank of 170 creative Christian lessons for primary schools, written to complement and support the local RE syllabus) to all classes from Reception to Year 6. The lessons are designed to help children consider faith in a fun, engaging and memorable way. Sessions are led by CRiBS’ team of staff and volunteers who demonstrate an ongoing awareness of, and sensitivity to, the multi (or no) faith context of the school environment.The CRiBS team have also been writing and performing Christmas and Easter plays in schools for over 20 years. Plays have been performed at East Wickham each Christmas and Easter since 2005. They provide a wonderful opportunity to present the Christian meaning of these less and less well-known Bible stories in creative and thought-provoking ways.
For more information, please see https://www.cribsonline.org/primary
Bird College have been providing music lessons to East Wickham Primary for several years. Lessons range from drums, flute and violin.
For more information, please see http://bird-college.com/music-service/