Great fun to spend a day with the staff from the Independent Jewish Day School Academy, Hendon, London.
The school does some remarkable things to provide an atmosphere of enthusiastic, skilful and thoughtful learning. Their educational philosophy is to ensure that “every child is encouraged to achieve excellence in all his or her studies and activities. For this purpose, excellence means as close as possible to 100% of each child’s potential in each endeavour”.
So it was superb to spend some time with imaginative staff, and explore the world of words. “Picking up words and juggling them” is a joyous activity.
Quite often the comment is made that “If you are good at music, you should also love maths and language. Maths is not my strong subject (“I took two maths O’Levels and failed three! Boom boom) but languages have always fascinated me.
A lot of people also think music is difficult to read–but it’s not. It’s actually the simplest written language there is. And once you get the basics down, the rewards will last a lifetime. The same could be said of the kind of challenges children face when they first encounter words.
Thank you to Holli Shirley, and Amanda Lando, Head Teacher, for organising our visit today. We look forward to the chance of working alongside the staff and children tomorrow. Taking off and flying.
Well done all!
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