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19/04/18

More Roman Day activities and outfits. Thank you to all parents and guardians for such impressive outfits! https://t.co/7ieR7vZOKN

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19/04/18

Time for the Roman quiz - the children are learning so much about chariot racing, where the Romans lived and the gruesome gladiators! https://t.co/QJxAukG9ow

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19/04/18

Year 4 enjoying their Roman Day! Lots of history, finding out how the Roman Empire spread and looking at fascinating artifacts, some of which are almost 2,000 years old! https://t.co/SIbGjssanr

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18/04/18

Retweeted From Alan Mackenzie

In this month's edition of DITTO, the free online safety magazine for schools and parents, we're looking at privacy, skin gambling, risky behaviour, Fortnite, challenges - Pse RT https://t.co/cd7E4rwcpn https://t.co/dmQby5FLJ4

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14/04/18

Retweeted From Kim Scudamore

Looking for any local businesses who would like support Whyteleafe Primary School Summer Fair 23rd June. We are looking for sponsors for our Fair Programme. Email whyteleafepta.com

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29/03/18

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

Year 1 found a beautiful European hornet (about 4cm long) in their favourite tree, so respectfully decided not to climb that one today https://t.co/f3T6JKv9rh

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29/03/18

Retweeted From John Williams

The three children who won the Easter bonnet competition were presented with their prizes in our whole school assembly. Well done! https://t.co/TRJiajsj8b

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29/03/18

At our assembly this afternoon we said thank you and good luck to for all he has done for over the last 6 years https://t.co/4zF76en9eo

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29/03/18

We are delighted that we have been awarded the Achievement for All quality lead status recognising how we enable ‘every child to be the best they can be regardless of background, challenge or need’ https://t.co/lbEa4HGDpR

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29/03/18

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Grace Hopper worked on some of the earliest computers and developed advanced software programs. She was involved in the development of the COBOL programming language. Tap to learn more: https://t.co/9NWJn6Twir https://t.co/MmI2JBu1Lv

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28/03/18

Retweeted From Girls Who Code

Want to show off your spirit? Check out our new merchandise store, new this week! Get shirts, sweatshirts, dog tees and totes for the family- https://t.co/qkfB354BEw https://t.co/xYCUSwHPxC

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27/03/18

Easter Egg Hunt in full swing https://t.co/5DB1p79MjC

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23/03/18

Retweeted From John Williams

We had the pleasure of being welcomed into assembly this morning by our fabulous recorder group https://t.co/9Bps70K6Af

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22/03/18

Retweeted From Scratch Team

🎉 Scratchers have created and shared more than 30 million projects with Scratch! Visit https://t.co/iCs8Fxdlt9 to check out the wide variety of stories, games, and animations that young people are creating everyday. https://t.co/IqwE2CggYE

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21/03/18

Retweeted From Nikki Hall

Huge congratulations to netball team. Fantastic teamwork led to a super win 9-2 against a brilliant team from Woodlea.

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20/03/18

Retweeted From Mr K Reardon

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20/03/18

Retweeted From Mr K Reardon

Congratulations to the amazing Year 5 football team for winning the District Football tournament

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20/03/18

Retweeted From Mr K Reardon

Congratulations to the year 4 football team for finishing 3rd in the District football tournament! Really, really proud!

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16/03/18

Retweeted From Nikki Hall

Well Done ! A great 5-0 win against a strong team. Excellent sportsmanship shown by both sides! You made and myself very proud! A big thank you to the parents for your support!

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16/03/18

Retweeted From John Williams

Blue Reception ready for their circuit https://t.co/wEtUYeuxc4

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.