Junior School News
Girls' Games - half term round-up
Date: Thursday 27 May 2010In girls’ games we have enjoyed an excellent first half of summer term with more fixtures than ever. Nearly every child has played competitive sport against other schools...
Form 4 in Le Touquet
Date: Thursday 27 May 2010On Monday 24th May the two Form 4 classes ventured across La Manche to Le Touquet, a quintessential French seaside resort. The pupils practised their French by buying lunch - though they were slightly put off the Poissonnerie due to the smell! Every single pupil managed to order something to eat and communicate in the French language. They were so proud to be able to put their language skills to practical use. ...
Lower School visit to Choir House and Cathedral Evensong.
Date: Tuesday 25 May 2010The whole of Lower School took a special trip down the hill to the Cathedral last Thursday, Form 3 by minibus and Forms 4 and 5 the mile and a half on foot. An important aspect of the trip was to see where the Cathedral Choristers live and work, and to watch them at work in Evensong. ...
Maths Masterclass - filling space
Date: Tuesday 25 May 2010On Saturday in the latest Maths Masterclass for Years 5 and 6 children who are Gifted and Talented in Maths, we investigated ways to fill space - first with a team challenge in which the teams had to construct four identical rectangles from 16 oddly-shaped pieces. Then we investigated how to fold an equilateral triangle to make a tetrahedron. ...
Mountain Biking Club - Summer Expedition
Date: Sunday 23 May 2010
Rich Maths for teachers
Date: Sunday 23 May 2010On Thursday afternoon this week we were delighted to welcome teachers from Bridge and Patrixbourne Primary School and St Stephen’s Primary School who joined members of our own teaching staff for a Maths training opportunity. The training was conceived and delivered by Matthew Reames, Head of Maths at St Edmund’s Junior School. ...
The Probability Roadshow visits St Edmund's
Date: Friday 21 May 2010The Probability Roadshow visited St Edmund's School recently. Nadia Baker from the University of Cambridge came to help us understand the role that chance, luck and uncertainty plays in the world around us, and to help us gain a better understanding of statistics and probability so that we can make better-informed decisions. ...
Form 5 Maths Investigation
Date: Tuesday 18 May 2010This morning Form 5 maths sets 1 and 2 joined forces to collaborate on a combined maths investigation. The task was as follows:...
Vive L'Entente Cordiale!
Date: Monday 17 May 2010The Entente Cordiale is alive and kicking at St Edmund’s Canterbury! Recently there have been two visits across the Channel. On Wednesday 12th May the Junior School played host to a group of sixty school children from our linked state primary school in Audruicq, in Northern France. ...
Form 6 History Trip to Portsmouth
Date: Monday 17 May 2010On Friday morning, 14th May, the whole of Form 6 set off in lovely sunshine for the annual History field trip to Portsmouth. First stop on arrival was the Mary Rose. Although the ship itself is not currently on display because a new exhibition is being built around it, the museum and excellent educational activities organised for the pupils more than compensated. ...