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Testing materials

Which is the best material for a pirate ship?

21st March 2019

World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

Hade Edge School celebrated World Down Syndrome Day by asking the children to come in odd socks.  World Down Syndrome Day happens on the 21st of March every year - ask the Excellent Eagles if they can tell you why?

The Terrific Tigers were very excited to wear their odd socks. They learnt a little bit about Down Syndrome and thought of reasons why we are all special. They then designed their own odd socks, watched a DVD by Shabang and read a wonderful story called The Prince Who was Just Himself.

Today, the Excellent Eagles had a special visitor in to talk about Down Syndrome.  Dearbhla Gartland, the Chairman of Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group www.hdssg.org, came into school to discuss Down Syndrome and in particular her son, Sean.

After watching the video below (created by the Huddersfield Charity Organisation 'Shabang') the children read through information about Down Syndrome and then questioned Dearbhla on raising her son and the challenges she faced.

The Excellent Eagles were very sensitive and raised some amazing questions for Dearbhla to answer showing how grown up and sensitive they can be.

 The children then completed two tasks: one finding similarities and differences between themselves and others and a true/false quiz about Down Syndrome.

Eva said, "It was good and I understand people with Down Syndrome better and what they struggle with."

"I've learned a lot more about how people with Down Syndrome get Down Syndrome" - Anna.

Freya noted, "They know a lot more on the inside but the use a lot of effort to say it."

Thomas said, "Children with Down Syndrome can go to school."

When we talked about our general difference and similarities, Connie said, "Just because we are different doesn't mean that's a bad thing."

Leah said, "Everyone is different but we all have things in common."

 

Later in the day, the Excellent Eagles made posters about their unique qualities and things that made them similar to other people.

 

21st March 2019

Wonderful Science

Are rocks permeable? 

20th March 2019

Terrific Tigers Spring2 week4

Another Terrific Week...

19th March 2019

KS2 Forest School

A home from home

19th March 2019

Wonderful Literacy

The Adventures of Little Nose 

17th March 2019

Golden Assembly 15.03.19

Who made it into the Golden Book this week??

15th March 2019

MM Science

Roaring Rockets!

14th March 2019

Marvellous Maths

Measuring Capacity...

13th March 2019

WW & EE Forest School

A wet and windy afternoon

12th March 2019