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...

Net School Primary! Online Learning begins in Year 5...

At Net School we have been running Year 5 and Year 6 classes for nearly six years - since we first launched in 2013.  We are proud to be able to give our online students a solid base of Key Stage 2 teaching in English, Maths, Science and Humanities, delivered by long-standing and dedicated primary specialist teachers who have a wealth of experience in both physical and online schools.  Different topics guide each half term,...

Exploring Eco-Tourism: Persuasive Writing and Decision Making in Geography

Have you ever thought about the impact your holidays have on the places that you visit? Here, our Geography teacher Mrs Barrett explains what her Year 9 group has been working on recently... In Year 9 last term that is exactly what we were considering. At the end of the unit we completed a decision-making exercise to decide whether a new ski resort should be built in Baad, Austria.  Each student took on the role...

World Water Day in Year 5!

Last half term, Year 5 were learning about rivers, leading up to Word Water Day on 22nd March, where the children all wore blue and made pledges about saving water. Here is Mrs Buchannan, their class teacher, to explain what they have been up to... “For World Water Day, we thought about the use of river water, and the treatment of water before it becomes safe for us to drink. In many countries, the flooding...

Gianni Spricht Deutsch! Using German outside the classroom

Congratulations to Net School's Year 8 German student Giannia Mura, who has recently been awarded his Scout's Communicator Badge.  Gianni is studying German with Net School and has also participated in an exchange with his twin town's swimming club, including taking part in twin town swimming competitions.  Being awarded the badge involved completing these tasks in German: Carrying on a simple conversation for about 10 minutes. Writing a letter of around 150 words. After a...

Net School Science this week: Should we bring back Extinct Species?

Before half term, our Year 9 scientists learned about animals that had become extinct and scientific research into bringing them back into existence. Such animals include the Tasmanian Tiger and the Woolly Mammoth.  How do you feel about this?  Is it meddling with nature?  We had some great discussions about this as the mammoth died out due to climate change and natural causes, but the Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger - pictured below) was hunted to extinction. ...

Halfway There

Well here we are, officially halfway through our academic year!  At this point it may be worth taking a minute to reflect on the year so far… What have been your strengths and achievements?Is there anything you think you could improve on for the rest of the year?  It’s not too late to pick up those resolutions you might have made at New Year! For some of you there may be the prospects of exams...