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Bringing lessons alive with Virtual Reality

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Sometimes it is easier to see something than have it explained to you, and occasionally pupils just need to be taken out of a classroom environment and dropped into an immersive world; where they can explore ancient Egyptian life, fly amongst the planets of our solar system or enter and explore a cell's molecules. At St Neot's we are fortunate enough to give pupils these experiences using a newly acquired VR class kit and Google Expeditions. We are moving away from simply ‘learning’ a subject or topic to ‘feeling’ the content. This is not simply an engagement tool or a gimmick, it allows the children to explore, to experience or to be involved in something, as if they are actually present in that environment or place. Children across Main School have been marching with Roman soldiers, landing on the moon and flying around the our solar system as their lessons truly come to life.
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Challenging times for the Year 5 maths team!

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Four St Neot’s pupils took part in the annual Year 5 Maths Challenge at Pangbourne College this week, pitting their knowledge and wits against other local schools. The day got off to a promising start with the competition to build the tallest, strongest tower out of newspaper, string, tape and elastic bands. The team managed an impressive  tower of just under 50cm with a triangular based structure, whilst simultaneously solving some challenging maths problems. After this there was a round of logic puzzles and by lunchtime the team was in 3rd place and hopes were high.

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Autumn Week 3

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It has been a great start to the sporting year here at St Neot’s. The children have returned excited for the term ahead, and keen to succeed in their sporting endeavours. The highlight of the opening weeks was the superb win for the 1st XI football team at St Andrew’s, after some heart breaking losses in previous years. We have had some superb hockey results for the girls as well to start the term, with the 1st team winning both their matches, and the U10As taking team of the week this week for their comprehensive 10-3 win over Thorngrove.Next week is incredibly exciting with a huge number of tournaments taking place. On Wednesday the Colts A head to Dolphin looking to defend their title, whilst the U11As have a hockey tournament at Yateley Manor. On Saturday the U13 girls travel to Hall Grove for a hockey tournament. We are also hosting a hockey festival ourselves on Friday afternoon for the U9 girls, which we are really looking forward to!
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Year 2 calculate how to save the animals

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After learning about some of the most critically endangered animals on our planet and the ways in which humans have caused this, Year 2 were determined to do what they could to help. They planned, marketed and budgeted for a sale to save the animals.The stalls were incredibly busy, with our young salespeople creating a real buzz. They worked out prices and mentally calculated change and we were thrilled to see the customers leaving happy! On top of that, they managed to raise a whopping £62.50 for the WWF. What an achievement at such a young age!
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