Taking English further at Net School

Net School has recently launched a select number of A Level courses. For English Language we currently have a lovely small class - one of our students has written about their experiences of the course so far: I’ve been at Net School for about four years now, but A Level English Language is one of my favourite classes thus far! It’s been good fun revisiting old techniques I learned for IGCSE and improving on them,...

Oh no he didn't... Oh yes he did!

Our Net School students are busy both in and out of school. Isaac, one of our Year 6 students, was excited to share some of his recent art successes with the rest of the class and we were all so impressed we wanted to share them further. In November Isaac took part in an art exhibition held by an organisation based in Suffolk called Fine Not Fine (www.finenotfine.org.uk) , which works to help young people...

New Year, New Challenges...

Our History teacher Kelly Roscoe has set herself a challenge for 2020.  If you can, please support her by sponsoring using the link provided to her Just Giving page.   In April 2019 I absent-mindedly added my name to a ballot. Thinking nothing more of it I enjoyed my summer and continued with my teaching. One day a large envelope dropped on my doormat containing a magazine, a magazine that had two simple words on...

Celebrating...What Really Matters

During the last PSHE lesson of the term, our students were looking at the human side of Christmas, beyond the commercialism.  It became a fascinating lesson and all participants finished feeling very uplifted. During the lesson, students reminded each other that no matter where we are in the world, while we are celebrating with family and friends, how important it is to be grateful for what we have and remembering others who are not as...

Something About Me: A dramatic moment!

This week our Year 6 student Antara has shared a dramatic moment from her life with us! This is just one of the many exciting examples of autobiographical writing that our primary students have written this term - it great to find out more about their lives and also to see how their skills in English are developing... “Ok, that was just amazing everyone” said Zenya our team captain. “Right, now just remember on stage...

Something About Me: Fires in Portugal

Something About Me Part 2 Following on from last week’s blog, Mrs Barry’s class chose to write about some of their most memorable moments from their lives.  The students wrote their pieces, which were then were critiqued by the whole class, edited and improved.  We will feature several of them in our next few posts: we hope you enjoy them reading about their experiences   Fires in Portugal by Isla My most memorable moment happened...

All About Me

Last half term, our Year 6 students started off their English studies by writing some autobiographies, which gave them an ideal opportunity to find out something about each other. In Mrs Dart’s class, they each chose something that they like to do, or a place they like to go to and thought about how they could describe it in detail using powerful verbs, adjectives and incorporating different senses into their descriptions. Take a look!...

Studying Geography with Net School

In Year 9 Geography, students spend time exploring the power of water. They study the processes which create familiar landforms such as Niagara Falls and the Needles on the Isle of Wight. The class watch videos on various processes and research rivers of their own choice, such as the Amazon, Danube, Rio Grande and Mekong delta. One of their tasks during this topic is to make a model, in whatever materials they prefer, to show...