Out and About: Dovedale IGCSE Geography Field Trip

At the end of August, five students, their parents and Bridgette Barrett - their Net School Geography teacher - met up in Dovedale, the Peak District for a day of geography fieldwork. The students either have already or will be studying river environments as part of their IGCSE course. During the day they had the opportunity to wade in the River Dove, taking a range of measurements – width, depth, velocity – so that back...

How do our clubs support learning?

This year our Spanish teacher Chloe Bullock has been really impressed with her students' progress made by taking part in Spanish Speaking Club. “I launched the club in January with the idea that IGCSE students could get some extra speaking practice ahead of their exams this summer, but the enthusiasm from students across all levels was really positive from day one.  They are now really starting to master the skill of speaking spontaneous Spanish and have enjoyed learning plenty...

Making Maths Fun in Year 5

In the final term of this year our Year 5 classes designed their own board games. Here is their teacher Hannah Buchannan telling us about their last few lessons: Have you ever designed your own board game? We finished off the term of Maths this year with our work on problem solving and thinking laterally. We especially enjoyed the matchstick challenge and solving a sudoku puzzle together! Most of us had no idea how to solve...

Vacancy: Part time Online Primary Teacher (Year 6)

Net School is seeking a well-qualified and experienced primary teacher to deliver online classes from September 2018. You will be: - enthusiastic about working online with home-educated students; - willing to create and use your own resources to teach both class groups and individual students via our online classrooms (although guidance will be provided);  - committed to marking homework regularly and providing constructive written feedback; - keen to support students during the week via our school messaging system, and...

Reflections on an English Class

This week, our IGCSE English teacher, Dr Sarah Sneddon, reflects on what both she and her group have learned this year... During our last IGCSE English Language class of the term, my students reflected on what they have studied this year, what they have learned and what is still to be done.  Their enthusiasm and honesty inspired me to think about the last three terms from my perspective and it made me realise that I...

A flexible and personal approach to your child's education

Here at Net School there are some values that we will always uphold when it comes to your child’s education. We believe that small class sizes are important, as not only do they foster positive relationships between teachers and students and within the student group itself, they allow our teachers to personalise the lessons to meet individuals needs and ensure effective learning.  If these classes are still too large for your requirements we can also...

No hablo Espanol!

Getting ready for your summer holidays but worried about the language barrier? Your children might be able to come to the rescue! One of our students in Year 9 really enjoys taking part in our Spanish Speaking Club, here’s what Nico has to say: “This club has worked really well for me in improving my speaking skills.  We have a much broader approach than in lessons and we also get to play games!” Spanish Speaking...

Who wants to come on an adventure?

Mrs Buchanan updates us on what her adventurous Year 5 class have been up to this term! This term, Year 5 have been on an adventure! In Science, we were ship-wrecked and had to search the ship for anything we could salvage in our Materials unit. We have learned about testing for transparency, thermal insulation and whether a material is waterproof when building our shelter on our new remote and deserted location. In Humanities, we have...