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Music At School And In The Community

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Posted on 16th Nov 2016 by Nick Copestick

“Without music, life would be a mistake” (Friedrich Nietzsche).


Last week we enjoyed the now traditional Autumn, tea time concert, with over 20 individual performers, some of whom had never played in public before. It was an inspiring concert, full of talent and commitment. The children played and sang confidently either on their own or in one of the ensembles.


Headmaster's Blog, October 2016

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Posted on 19th Oct 2016 by Nick Copestick

Yesterday was ‘Outdoor Activity Day’ for the Prep Forms and I was lucky enough to spend it with Prep 6 on the Orienteering Course at nearby Apedale Country Park. The children navigated their way around a small part of the course, gaining useful experience in map reading and initiative-taking. If they occasionally found themselves on the wrong path there were staff strategically placed to help them and we all had a lovely picnic at the hill top peak, overlooking Newcastle and the Potteries.

Deputy Head's Blog: Growth Mindset - Encouraging Olympian Success

Posted on 4th Oct 2016 by Chris Barnes

Undoubtedly, many of us will have spent late nights and early mornings during the summer holidays watching the Rio Olympics and Paralympics, or at least keeping up with the latest developments on social media - fortunately my baby daughter decided to wake up around the time that most of the results were coming in, so I found myself very up to date in the early hours!

Condover Hall 2016: Day 1

Posted on 14th Sep 2016 by Chris Barnes

Two years ago the Prep 6 residential was a new feature in the calendar at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term; last year it was lovely to come back to familiar surroundings with a new group; this year it now feels very much part of the programme for our oldest pupils and something that the children eagerly look forward to as they progress through Prep 6 and hear the stories about our time here from the older children.  


Headmaster's Blog: Celebrating endings and new beginnings

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Posted on 12th Jul 2016 by Nick Copestick

I find it hard to believe I’m writing my last blog of the year which appears to have crept up at a very fast rate! What a busy, rewarding and productive year it has been for all in the Edenhurst community. 

You will of course hear about the many different achievements, developments and successes of all aspects of the school at Speech Day in September but for now I think it is worth reflecting briefly on a few endings and new beginnings.

Headmaster's Blog, June 2016

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Posted on 17th Jun 2016 by Nick Copestick

More than half of UK primary school teachers say that they do not have enough time to read and discuss books in the classroom, a new survey has found (article in the Times Ed, June 16 2016)


Earlier this year we held a well-attended Parents Workshop on the subject of Phonics and Reading, during which we shared our philosophies on the mechanics of reading and how we listen to children read.