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11/06/21

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

Our consultation for the new free school, Barton Manor, ends on 22 June at 9am. We'd love to hear your feedback so click here https://t.co/MraVOBzSNK to let us have your views. https://t.co/rHBBjY61e2

11/06/21

Hospitality & Catering: 20 of our talented Year 9 Hospitality students are currently involved in an extra-curricular programme with Luna Training, developing skills in Hospitality (Front of House) and Catering (Back of House). https://t.co/UFdMwE5o9G

10/06/21

Retweeted From Department for Education

Students from say testing helps give them peace of mind, and is so important for keeping themselves, their friends and families safe. https://t.co/pyUHVCP9zL

10/06/21

The School’s Anti-Bullying Team are working to create a reflection area for children who need somewhere to go when they want some quiet time. The garden coming into bloom now but there is still a lot of work to be done! https://t.co/ZbvTTCK9wk

09/06/21

Wellbeing Wednesday! Self-talk is something we all do - it’s our internal dialogue which is influenced by our subconscious mind, revealing thoughts, beliefs, questions, & ideas. Self-talk matters, it affects our emotions, mood and our actions. https://t.co/8TB14izLrG

09/06/21

Wellbeing Wednesday! This week we are asking everyone to think about how to boost their wellbeing and resilience through “positive self-talk” – showing yourself some compassion and understanding for who you are, and what you’ve been through. https://t.co/aDkyz9XeIV

26/05/21

Wellbeing Wednesday: This week students are looking at ‘readaxation’ To be able to relax shouldn’t be a luxury but an essential to mental health and wellbeing. Burying your nose in a book is the perfect way to relax! https://t.co/osbCGtvdal

19/05/21

Wellbeing Wednesday - This week we are looking at how gratitude can improve your wellbeing! https://t.co/3B7pSwyLFj

12/05/21

Wellbeing Wednesday – Ideas and tips on how to connect with nature! Check out the top tips attached! https://t.co/g8H9qaZs7M

12/05/21

Wellbeing Wednesday – It’s Mental Health Awareness week and this week we are focusing on how we can “connect with nature”! https://t.co/m8K1BwbXHb

11/05/21

Barton Manor School is featured in Kent online today. Please read about it here: https://t.co/FlIqszAj7P

11/05/21

Barton Manor School Virtual Consultation Meeting is scheduled for 6pm this evening (Tuesday 11 May). This is a live event with an opportunity to ask questions. To access the live event via the Barton Manor Website - https://t.co/K138U2dDAd or at https://t.co/aQNHkdKoou

10/05/21

Retweeted From NSPCC

Our new helpline is now here for both children and adults who are victims of recent or historic sexual harassment and abuse in schools or education. You can contact us on 0800 136 663 or help.org.uk for support and advice. In an emergency, call 999. https://t.co/LhS4bNlPeN

10/05/21

Year 9 Hospitality & Catering students have been making nourishing and healthy Buddha Bowls. These consist of a variety of fresh foods all beautifully prepared and lovingly displayed on artful plates. Lovely and colourful, and extremely healthy! https://t.co/6UOorgEjoK

10/05/21

Mental Health Awareness Week is the 10th to 16th May 2021. Throughout this week students will be have PSHE sessions based around the theme of maintaining positive mental health! https://t.co/XX1Iic36oR

07/05/21

Year 10 Anti-Bullying Ambassador Team! These Ambassadors have undergone online training with The Diana Award, acquiring skills to help them change the attitudes and behaviours of bullying in school. This is just the beginning of their journey. https://t.co/0lc92iaCf4

05/05/21

Wellbeing Wednesday - The benefits of World Laughter Day, which is a global celebration of laughter, smiling and of all things positive. Celebrated on the 1st Sunday in May, World Laughter Day was founded by Dr Madan Kataria in Mumbai, India in 1998 https://t.co/lMQO3xH0r7

04/05/21

Year 7 to 11 student Ambassadors have devised a plan to support anti-bullying across the school - We will keep you updated! https://t.co/9Buu12wiFk

04/05/21

The School has appointed its new Senior Prefect Team who are running assemblies this week on relationships/sexual harassment in schools. We are looking forward to working with them as representatives of the school community! https://t.co/A493jL1F1I

29/04/21

Check out this podcast from Dr Michael Mosley. Time is often tight - Can you think of one thing that you should be doing to improve your health and wellbeing? https://t.co/1mSEu52gAn

31/03/21

Welcome to our final Wellbeing Wednesday of Term 4! What a year it has been! This week we are looking at adopting a flexible mindset. See the attached info for more detail and have a great Easter break everyone! https://t.co/dEEMlSQse5

31/03/21

Two Year 10 students have volunteered their free time to HeadStart, recruiting and evaluating the programme. Both girls are now leading on aspects of the project. For more information visit https://t.co/idHQuTNFr4 https://t.co/lgpli7jQds https://t.co/oif1MDuSHM

24/03/21

Welcome to another Wellbeing Wednesday – This week students are looking at the benefits of “journaling” to improve their mental health and wellbeing. What is journaling? See the attached tips to see how it might work for you! https://t.co/XbuN0v9EuW

17/03/21

Another Wellbeing Wednesday is upon us! This week students are looking at morning routines. https://t.co/DyDzvnJ9js

16/03/21

Comic Relief 2021! We are supporting “Red Nose Day” with a non-uniform day on Friday 19 March. Students can donate £1 on that morning if they wear non-uniform. Let’s support this fantastic cause and raise as much as we can! https://t.co/8Le7TcXAEc https://t.co/MxhXQRnhjV

10/03/21

Welcome to Wellbeing Wednesday! This week students are looking at how diving into a book can nurture their wellbeing and sustain their resilience. https://t.co/GW7Qg3ChAJ

10/03/21

Calling all chefs! There is a cooking competition being run across the whole of Kent called Young Cooks. https://t.co/EbZRv5k29w Let Mrs Naylor at school know if you have entered! https://t.co/ciFaVb5xJK

24/02/21

Welcome back to Wellbeing Wednesday – This week students are looking at self-esteem. See our attached wellbeing guidance for more info. Take a look at this YouTube video https://t.co/Xknm4Pre83 https://t.co/rikQwZJWiZ

23/02/21

H&C – Year 10 & 11 winners of their half term baking competition: excellent tray bakes and a home-made Buenos cheesecake. Well done! https://t.co/btm32xb7fA

23/02/21

H&C - Although there was no pancake tossing competition in the Hospitality & Catering classroom this year, Mrs Naylor challenged Y9 students to come up with the best looking, creative pancake. Here are the winning entries. Well done everyone! https://t.co/Xtn5eLtqEZ

23/02/21

H&C - Y8 students were challenged with a homemade soup making competition during half term. There were 3 winners: Vegetable soup with spicy notes &croutons, homemade cream of tomato soup, and vegetable and tomato winter soup. Well done to all who took part! https://t.co/8i8jmkaAPa

23/02/21

H&C – Y7 students were challenged with a bread making competition during half term. Entries came in interesting shapes/unusual ingredients. 3 winners stood out: A rustic loaf, fantastic pretzels, and a plaited loaf. Well done to all who took part and keep baking! https://t.co/NraD7EjyUk

12/02/21

We would like to extend our thanks to all parents and carers for your support this term in enabling us to continue with our remote learning. Students are now able to limit the gaps in their knowledge that lockdown could bring. Thank you all. https://t.co/d69EFaZ8oR

12/02/21

The school Key Worker provision is OPEN today.

11/02/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

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11/02/21

Ensure you visit our learner portal for great tips on keeping your child safe online and visit National Online Safety for their free online safety resources. https://t.co/AkDrdidSdB

11/02/21

The school Key Worker provision is OPEN today.

10/02/21

Wellbeing Wednesday (2of2) - Resilience & Wellbeing We can find creativity in many different ways. These re inspirational start points: Art & drawing: https://t.co/FwEeZ4lyzX Photography: https://t.co/zTI77bYGcI Music: https://t.co/82qUp5iyRn

Breadth Thinking Tools

CoRT Thinking Lessons have been taught in schools since the mid 1970s. They have since become the most widely used school materials for the direct teaching of thinking as a basic skill worldwide.

All of this experience has contributed to developing CoRT Thinking Lessons that:

  1. Are practical and hands-on in nature.
  2. Can be taught as a separate subject–thinking skills–or embedded in existing curriculum to strengthen student learning and develop independent thinkers.
  3. Are focused on equipping students to become effective, open-minded thinkers–critical, creative, constructive, and comprehensive.
  4. Address the increasing interest and recognition for the need to teach thinking as a basic skill along with reading, writing, and mathematics; the traditional basics.
  5. Can be used in a wide variety of situations from schools in disadvantaged areas to elite schools to students being home schooled.
  6. Appeal to a wide range of ages (6-adult) and abilities (IQs of 75-140).

Breadth Thinking Tools 1

Think of a person setting out to learn to be a carpenter. Each carpenter's tool is designed to carry out a specific function. The carpenter learns when and how to use each of the tools one-by-one. A lot of practice is required to become a skilled carpenter. Learning to become a skilled thinker is the same approach: to make the basic operations of thinking second nature so that they are carried out automatically, smoothly, and without fuss or effort.


P4C – is short for Philosophy for Children.

Children are taught how to create their own philosophical questions. They then choose one question that is the focus of a philosophical enquiry, or dialogue.  For example the question might be 'is it ever ok to steal? 

The teacher, as facilitator, supports the children in their thinking, reasoning and questioning, as well as the way the children speak and listen to each other in the dialogue.  After the enquiry the children and facilitator reflect on the quality of the thinking, reasoning and participation, and suggest how they could improve; either as individuals or as a group (community).

P4C is intended to be a regular activity so that the children develop their skills and understanding over time.  The role of the facilitator is crucial to ensuring quality dialogue and progress, as well as integration with the curriculum.

It is well documented that P4C has an impact on children's cognitive, social and emotional development. P4C is about getting children to think and communicate well; to think better for themselves.

P4C is a thorough pedagogy with considerable academic pedigree. Professor Matthew Lipman, frustrated by his students’ lack of engagement with learning and thinking, was influenced by educationalists and philosophers such as Vygotsky, Piaget, Dewey as well as the tradition of Socratic dialogue.

 

If we expect pupils to engage in more creative and stimulating thought process, we, as teachers must encourage them by asking higher level questions.

 

Linking higher order Questioning with higher order Thinking.

  • Developed initially in 1050's by Benjamin Bloom, readapted and significantly improved by Lorin Anderson in 1990's.
  • Hierarchy of 6 developmental stages of thinking which become increasingly complex and demanding.
  • The levels of thinking can be applied to developing questioning across all levels of schooling and in areas of learning.

Breadth Thinking Tools 2

Deeper questioning and anticipated deeper response is developed from top left to bottom right.

Get pupils to come up with their own questions by choosing a word from the left-most column followed by a word from the top row.

Eg.

What Is… the time / the name of… etc

When Will… the reaction stop if I use X grams of Y?

How Might… we use photosynthesis to overcome the impact of burning fossil fuels?