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13/02/19

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

It was quite warm today so the bees did some house work removing dead bees from the hive https://t.co/zjtxdOBvae

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13/02/19

Retweeted From Whyteleafe School Science

Congratulations to the KS1 and KS2 Scientist of the year! https://t.co/jOpg5TzA2E

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06/02/19

Retweeted From Whyteleafe School Science

The science fair is up and running. Well done to all the children who have taken part! https://t.co/vZTv28yk34

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06/02/19

Retweeted From Whyteleafe School Science

Science fair judging taking place. This was a tough job this year! Finalist will be announced on Friday https://t.co/zM2IwTNTvT

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06/02/19

Retweeted From Whyteleafe Computing

At Whyteleafe we're supporting . We know that it can be a safe and rewarding place to connect with family & friends, and to learn, so here's some of our favourites: https://t.co/8CfSHR3GAz https://t.co/fhYvAXdvAM https://t.co/3BTPGEZXXO https://t.co/hZJQ9mqg4T https://t.co/mWelmIAbvZ

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03/02/19

Retweeted From Whyteleafe School Art

... and 4 more! It's so difficult to just put 4 photos on when there were so many amazing young artists. https://t.co/d0kfQIrpMf

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03/02/19

Retweeted From Whyteleafe School Art

Even more! https://t.co/jNPAFZLz04

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03/02/19

Retweeted From Whyteleafe School Art

Final pieces using watercolours. Our Artist Studio is in full swing with some very excited children. https://t.co/lqEmJT4FUV

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01/02/19

School will be open today. Registration will close at 9.30am to allow for travel disruption. Remember gloves and a warm coat!

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30/01/19

School is open as usual. Remember gloves and scarves!

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23/01/19

Retweeted From UK Safer Internet Centre

We're giving away another 25 cardboard VR headsets to UK primary schools. Just retweet from your school Twitter account by 27/01/19 to enter!

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14/01/19

Exciting opportunity to join the teaching team at our fabulous school. Please contact the school to arrange a visit. https://t.co/Gm8oorhw8R

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14/01/19

Retweeted From John Williams

A fantastic opportunity to join the teaching team at one of these fantastic GLF schools Please contact the schools for a visit or send me a DM for more information

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19/12/18

Retweeted From Gareth Parker

Merry Christmas and happy New Year to all of our lovely pupils, parents and staff enjoy your holidays and we will see you next year!!!

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13/12/18

Retweeted From Sharon

Fab Carol Concert this evening ... the children were as amazing as always but particularly enjoyed the ‘12 days of christmas’ fun! https://t.co/xpAXUeQTTW

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29/11/18

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

So excited to have the finished product to sell at the fair on Saturday. Whyteleafe school lip balm. https://t.co/9lnHKVMcCY

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20/11/18

Retweeted From Whyteleafe School PE

BREAKING NEWS: Congratulations to Mrs Martina, Mrs Reilly and the Swimming Team for winning the Caterham District Swimming Gala for the 12th Year in a row!

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09/11/18

Retweeted From Mr K Reardon

I love Imman’s Cross Country race report. I love her reasons for the ‘Runner of the Day’✍️🏃‍♀️🏅 https://t.co/j1cOKHo96H

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08/11/18

You are welcome any time!

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08/11/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Great to be there with you this morning. I’ll be back for some proper art lessons...if I had a natural ability for clay work then it’s hidden well! Brilliant to have an Artist’s Studio https://t.co/61Kg7T0feV

Computing

At Whyteleafe our vision is for teachers and pupils to be confident users of technology so that we can develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable us to develop a curiosity for learning and inspire creativity.  Throughout the different year groups, children at Whyteleafe become autonomous, independent users of technology who gain confidence and enjoyment from their activities.  We use a range of devices, including iPads and Chromebooks, and ensure that technology is a tool to support teaching and learning across the whole curriculum.  We also aim to improve access to learning for pupils with a diverse range of individual needs, including those with SEN and disabilities, using voice typing, specialist software packages such as Clicker and 1:1 laptops.

E-safety

We hold regular assemblies informing and updating our already knowledgeable children on the benefits as well as dangers of using the internet.  Our Digital Leaders are our E-safety Champions who actively promote and encourage others to be respectful and kind online.  Recently we received our 360 Degree Certificate of Commitment as the first part to gaining the full 360 Degree online safety accreditation (https://360safe.org.uk/Accreditation).

Computing

The teaching of computing at Whyteleafe goes from strength to strength.  In EYFS and KS1 we use Code-a-pillars and Scratch Junior to help children learn about algorithms and how computers work; in KS2 we use Scratch as well as Turtle Academy and Python to help deepen our understanding of how to write a computer program.  The enthusiasm shown by the children is evident in lessons.

Across the curriculum

Our children are digitally literate, using devices to help with learning across all subjects.  We are moving towards becoming a ‘Google school’ with all KS2 children and staff using Google Drive and apps, and are looking forward to our teachers becoming Google Certified in the near future. 

Clubs

At Whyteleafe we run 2 lunchtime and 2 after school computing clubs.  In the Year 2 Scratch Junior club, the children enjoy using Scratch Junior to create interactive and fun animations.  At the KS2 Code Club the children are able to use Scratch or Turtle Academy to create games and animations, helping each other and sharing their skills across different year groups and classes.  We are an official host of Code Club https://www.codeclub.org.uk.