The Weston Road Academy - Computer science and BusinessHello everyone and welcome to Seaford Primary School's new and exciting website. There's lots for you to do. Parents, you can access letters and newsletters from the School Office online, check calendar dates and take a look at your child's school life. We will keep you updated with our fantastic Learning Adventures, school trips and visitors and much much more. Children, you can see yourselves at work and at play. We are extremely proud of all our children and hope to celebrate their achievements and successes here on our web site. See our Curriculum News , planning and subject information pages for photographs and examples of some the work and events that we have been doing.
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Learning Spellings at Home. At Birdwell, we believe that learning to spell is important and in the new National Curriculum, which we are following, correct spelling is stated as a key objective in all subjects. As an inclusive school, we are committed to dyslexia-friendly approaches to spelling and advocate multi-sensory learning strategies. It is important that every individual learns to use a range of strategies and identify those that work for them, personally. In Key Stage 1, the emphasis is on learning to read and spell sounds, then putting these together to make words. Children are encouraged to have a go, sounding out words as they write and at other times making use of their sight words. In Key Stage 2, we continue to encourage children to have a go and use their phonic strategies to spell as well as learning a bank of more irregular words individually.
Following up on his earlier book, Computational Fairy Tales , Jeremy Kubica brings us more education in programming through stories in his newest book, this time dealing with the best practices of writing software. Not tied to any one programming language, Best Practices of Spell Design isn't meant to teach programming, but rather introduces programming concepts that can lay a foundation of context for further learning. Kubica's books are great for reading with kids, or alone, to get a glimpse into higher level concepts and to understand some basics. Like his earlier book , this one has a unifying storyline that ties together different opportunities for lessons in programming. In the land of kings, castles, and messages sent by pigeon, potions, castle walls, and baked goods have a prominent place. Problems arise that require solutions akin to programming challenges such as: having the proper units, dividing things into subtasks, writing readable code not just readable to the person who wrote it, but also to those who come later , creating tight and efficient code including IF statements and loops, testing your programs, designing your structure, using good naming conventions, version control, debugging your code, commenting, assignment, using white space to show structure, initializing variables, documentation, consistency, and many more concepts.