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Rising Stars

Welcome to the Rising Stars page!
This is where you will find out all the information you need about
More-Able, Gifted and Talented at Woodville.

 

DCSF defines gifted and talented children as:

“ Children and young people with one or more

abilities developed to a level significantly ahead

of their year group (or with the potential to develop

those abilities).”

 

You may find that your son or daughter has been identified as Gifted or Talented in a particular area of the curriculum.  We will endeavour to provide a challenging programme of sessions to extend and develop mastery within their particular area of strength. As a school we are committed to ensuring that every child meets their full potential.

Children may be invited to attend groups, clubs or lessons or given information with suggested activities for you to do at home. On this page you will find links or documents to help support your child develop their gift or talent!

If you or anyone you know has an area of expertise and the time to donate to our G & T programme please let me know! We are always grateful for other interesting ways of supporting our children.

Many thanks
Mrs Huggett

UPDATE 2016/17
Teachers are currently assessing children against the criteria set out by the DFE to decide if they are working a rate significantly higher than their peers. Since the introduction of the new curriculum, the expectations for these children are much higher. With that said, please do not worry if your child has not been placed on the register this term. As children progress at different rates, this is to be expected. Children will be supported and stretched within their classes to ensure they receive the correct extension work to occupy their busy brains!
 
Mrs Huggett's project group 2016/17


 I am continuing to run my project group from years 2-5. This year we have decided to extend the group sessions to embed maths and literacy throughout each project. We are also looking to involve children in years 1 and 6 this year as well.

In doing this, we hope to include more children in this enrichment opportunity.
If your child is selected to attend one of these activities, you will receive a letter detailing this. If you have any questions please contact me through the school office.
 
As well as this there will be many PE opportunities this year for children who excel in this area. There are also some Maths and Literacy sessions running at Collingwood School for selected year 5 pupils.
 
Below in the links section are websites you may wish to look at to support your child learning...

Other websites worth a look:
www.wemakestories.com
www.brainexperiment.org
www.fantasticcontraption.com

ICT - Autumn Term 1

 

In the first half of the Autumn Term 2016, selectes children in years 2-5 participated in a workshop based on developing ICT and computing skills. 

 

Year 2 and 3 children created presentations about animals they didn't know much about! They had to research their animal extensively using the internet, and then wrote an interesting presentation using Microsoft Powerpoint. At the end of the block, they presented their findings to their classmates!

 

Here are some photos of some of the children doing their presentations.

Year 4 and 5 children were given the task of creating a website about an area of interest. Firstly, children mind mapped their ideas on paper, and then began creating their pages in Microsoft Excel. They were then taught how to create buttons and hyperlinks to link their pages together. Some children even linked their page to other websites!

 

Click on the files below to take a look at their websites.

Art and Design Technology - Autumn Term 2

 

During the second half of the Autumn term, children were selected to take part in a block of sessions based around Eco-friendly Art and Design. Children were given the task of using eco-friendly resources to design and create art. 

 

Below you can see photos of year 4 and 5 children with their instruments made from recycled objects.

Year 2 and 3 children created hats using recycled materials. Here are some photos of them in action (making a creative mess)!

Maths - Spring 1

 

Throughout the first half of the Spring term, selected mathematicians in years 2-5 have been working on improving their problem solving skills!

 

Below you can see years 2 and 3 children solving number problems.

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...and here are years 4 and 5 children creating letters by folding paper. They were only allowed to make one cut, so they had to think very carefully about how they folded their paper!
Watch out for more updates on our Gifted and Talented workshops in the coming weeks and months.
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