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20

Oct

Pattern seekers investigate!

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Many young people, when asked to describe maths, will say it is all about rules and procedures. But most mathematicians will tell you that maths is about the study of patterns. Recent research has shown that Maths, at its heart, is about pattern seeking. In this activity we invited Year 7’s to be mathematicians and to […]

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12

Oct

From dull to dynamic with PBL!

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Project-based learning (PBL) changes how we look at education and the best ways to engage young people in learning. Learning is all around. It is in books, in classrooms, outdoors, at home, in museums and workplaces; everywhere all the time. We learn through reading, listening, engaging, but mostly by doing. When we apply what we […]

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6

Oct

Kanghyo Lee Performance Ceramicist

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Internationally acclaimed performance ceramicist Kanghyo Lee was making at Mount Edgcumbe as part of the Making Futures Conference. We were incredibly lucky to be invited to join him and make some work alongside. A small group of GCSE Art students from Year 10 spent the afternoon making in clay a piece in response to Kanghyo’s […]

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6

Oct

Science Great Learning!

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Science has been sharing the wonderful learning happening so far this term! Year 10 students this term have been exploring cells, tissues, organs and organ systems. Their driving question for this term, “How can I help others better understand the health risks of smoking?”. Year 8 students have been taking part in the The BP STEM […]

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6

Oct

Careers Fair 2018

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We would like to invite people from a range of careers, professions, sectors and backgrounds to come and join us at PSCA Careers Fair on Friday 26th January 2018. This would be a fantastic opportunity for you to meet with some of our students, their parents/guardians and share your valuable knowledge and experience. Please click […]

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6

Oct

Word Play Phase One

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In Phase One, we are very excited to have introduced our new phonics and literacy programme ‘Word Play’! Word Play is a brand new phase wide approach to literacy that we have introduced this term. It is a great opportunity for the children to mix with different year groups and engage in a range of […]

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6

Oct

Leading Dissection

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Here’s a beautiful example of how we work best – peer to peer teaching. Here, Elena in Year 10 is leading a group whose focus this term is cells, tissues, organs and organ systems. She’s demonstrating wonderfully how to tell the left and right atriums and ventricles to her peer group with a pig heart. […]

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5

Oct

Performing Arts Students In The Spotlight

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Year 9 and Year 10 Performing Arts students took part in a ‘Lighting Workshop’ with Mel, theatre technician at ’The House’ (Plymouth University). Our students were introduced to Theatre Lighting and Lights, and will follow up this theory session with some practical sessions alongside Mel, on-site at ’The House’.

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5

Oct

Phase Two Blasting Off Into Space 

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We have been exploring space in phase two this week and the children have been involved in a number of cool activities to immerse them in our new topic! On Monday we had scientists from the University of Plymouth visit with their mobile planetarium, we travelled around our solar system and even delved into the […]

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