Finding the right balance between technological and traditional methods of teaching and learning is crucial for both school and home.
At Stoneygate this week I’ve enjoyed working with pupils from Years 2, 3 & 5 on the Ipads. Their creative minds mixed with intuitive technology means we can sharpen our analytical skills and create stories within minutes. Does this herald the end for books? Absolutely not.
On Tuesday, Mrs Stocks led a wonderful assembly on the importance of reading. She also highlighted some of the writing competitions some of our pupils will be entering.
We know stories can inspire, increase vocabulary, expand imagination, improve memory…they can also reduce stress. Do listen to Tom Hardy below and tell me if you don’t feel better having listened to this story.
There have been many outstanding performances in sport this week:
In hockey, well done to all who played in either the Stamford or LGS tournaments- at Stamford the U10A team won all their matches playing against Laxton, Copthill, Stamford, Brooke Priory & drew against Grantham. The U13 girls at LGS drew against Welland Park A, beat Welland Park B, beat LGS B, & lost against LGS A.
Player of the week in hockey: Imara for her ball control and setting up many of the goals scored in the Stamford hockey tournament.
In rugby, the U13’s drew against Oundle (40-40), the U11’s played in the Stamford Rugby tournament, the U10s A& B played against Fairfield (the A’s won, the B’s had an epic 50-50 tie) and the U9’s A&B played at Maidwell. (For more details view the SOCS website).
Player of the week in rugby: George T (Y6) for some superb tackling in the Stamford tournament. Champagne moment however must go to Ben in Y7, who having just joined the school, in the first minutes of his first match, caught the ball and scored a try!
Well done Ben!
On Thursday I spoke to the pupils about the following two people…hopefully they will know the difference (and similarities) between the two!
It was agreed these two men…did have something to moan about; whereas we are very lucky.
Enjoy the weekend and I look forward to seeing you either at the ‘Welcome Back Evening’ on Monday night or the ‘Careers Convention’ (Years 7-9) on Tuesday night.
Mr J Dobson