25 Jan 2017: Micro-bits and cookies make a tasty byte

By | January 25th, 2017|news|

This term, pupils from Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 have been using the BBC Micro-bit to code their own future. The Micro-Bit has lots of brilliant features to help students connect and create, and it’s great for creating messages, animations… and even games. With the growth of the digital skills economy, these bright young [...]

24 Jan 2017: Breakfast Club tucks in

By | January 24th, 2017|news|

We had our Breakfast Club this morning, part of the “Shake Up Your Wake Up" Breakfast Programme. Nearly half of us skip breakfast during the week and 15% never eat it at all. Yet research shows that eating breakfast makes you healthier and happier. Kingsmead’s Breakfast Club is doing its bit to champion the importance [...]

23 Jan 2017: Getting to grips with GIS

By | January 23rd, 2017|news|

Our Geography 'gifted and talented' students are getting to grips with Geographical Information Systems. By using Google Earth they have been exploring the possibilities of measuring, layering, adding labels and all manner of other useful skills.  From measuring Kingsmead’s astroturf cricket crease to the nearest centimetre (from space!) to exploring shipwrecks off the Hoylake coast and the [...]

23 Jan 2017: G&T English activities

By | January 23rd, 2017|news|

We have just finished a week of 'gifted and talented' opportunities in English for students in Key Stage 3. The week started with eight students identified as very talented at creative writing participating in a day-long workshop to compete in a national competition run by the BBC. We are awaiting results. Partway through the week, [...]