Writer’s Notebooks in SNC

On Wednesday mornings in Su Nei Cieli, we break out our writer’s notebooks. They’re special books for storing ideas, memories, and random jottings. A place to play around with words, and to store sparks for future writing projects. Every week, we tackle a different random task. We’ve played around with poetry, with simile and metaphor,... Continue Reading →

Maths in SNC

Recent maths workshops in SNC have been focussing on concepts of operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) pattern and place value, with students developing their number sense. Maths at home If you would like strategies that we use in the LC, students are currently building their automatic recall of number facts (times tables). If you would... Continue Reading →

Writing Wordsmiths!

A recent update on our writing focus in 456 SNC... As well as our usual workshops that involve writing in some form (e.g. writer's notebook, personal writing time in ILT, debating, spelling toolboxes, etc.), last term's focus was on how one can improve their authorial 'voice' in writing. Students were assessed according to a rubric... Continue Reading →

Defining friendship by SNC (and Aristotle)

Adding to our term one discussions around the concept of friendship, in Tuesday's philosophy circle, the 'Descartes' philosophy group were introduced to the philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BC). Students were intrigued to discover that philosophers have done a lot of work around definitions and defining big concepts. In this session, we looked at Aristotle's way of defining... Continue Reading →

Week 3 Wrap Up

  Inquiry projects – what’s your vision for a fairer world? Starting next week, the overarching idea of our inquiry this term connects active citizenship with community action, where students will understand that people create organizations to solve problems, make a positive difference and actively impact their communities at an individual, local and global level.... Continue Reading →

Descartes: Philosophy

Last week, students began philosophy by analysing key concepts in a text. The 'Descartes' workshop focused on using open questions to expand ideas and deepen thinking. See below for some of the students astute responses. Why do we do Philosophy? Tilly: We learn about different philosophers. Ken: It's good to know what’s outside school, like... Continue Reading →

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