Monthly Archives: December 2013

Using Children’s Questions to Plan Science in the Classroom

In Irchester, we have encouraged and developed an open ended and curiosity driven approach to science in the classrooms too, not just in Lab_13. Our teachers ask the children what they want to know about the upcoming science topic and … Continue reading

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Irchester Christmas Fair

Another of the exciting experiences that have come and gone this week in the school is the Christmas Fair. We had everything from an inflatable bowling alley to selling fudge! However the main thing for us was selling the badges … Continue reading

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International CodeClubbers!

On Thursday 5th December, the most exciting thing happened to Irchester School coders! There was a scratch-tastic conference over Skype to Milltown National School in Galway. Ellen, Roxy, Thomas, Nicholas, Jake, Sean, Sam and Adam were screening live to find … Continue reading

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European Code Week

Coding is where you make the instructions for computers, games, phones, everything really. We think it’s important to learn how to code because we can make fun games, robots and Will.I.Am agrees. On the Scratch website you start with a … Continue reading

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Lab_13 Irchester and Dovecote Meetup

This week the Lab_13 Dovecote (in Nottingham) management team visited us to share ideas and tell us about how they run their lab, and we told them about how we run ours. Dovecote Lab_13ers were full of questions about our … Continue reading

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