The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
The Virtual Learning Environment ( VLE )
Membership is also available to close friends and family of children at Armathwaite School. If you wish to become a member please contact the Community Development Worker
Examples From The Vle|
Question From Local Community Requests|
Example From Sharing Course|
Caitlin's Trip to Ghana
This summer Caitlin went to stay in Ghana. Her friends run a school there called Beacon School. She went for 10 days but ended up staying for 11 because the plane got delayed. It was a very long journey.For the first part of the holiday she stayed at her friends Sarah and Samuel's house.Then at the end of the holiday she stayed with her family in a beach hut which was amazing.
She noticed a big difference in the transport in Ghana ,because the cars had no seat belts and there were lots of traffic jams.She enjoyed spending time at the school although the teachers were very strict ! There were lots of activities in the afternoon such as craft,choir and quizzes.
Caitlin has created a powerpoint to share some of her holiday experiences,you can see it by clicking on the link below
Example From Planning Course|
The slideshow shows Year 5 children working on their individual Planning projects in Child Initiated Independent Learning ( CIIL ) during September 2012
Example From The Book Club|
Example of Blog|
The Enormous Pumpkin
Alistair brought this enormous pumpkin in to show everybody. He told us that his mum went up to the greenhouse to water the plants and she got a big shock when she saw this huge pumpkin ! She said that he could take it in to show us, but it was very heavy to carry.
We were all really excited and had lots of questions.
Elly ~ What is that and she pointed to a black mark on the side of the pumpkin.
Alistair did not know what it was, so other people made some suggestions,
Anna ~ It might be a bruise
Johnny ~ It is a little dint
Mrs Anderson ~ The pumpkin might have been growing on top of a stone
Anna ~ Are you going to cut it open ?
Alistair ~ On Friday we are going to make pumpkin soup ?
Mrs Anderson ~ Do you think we will have enough pumpkin to make soup ?
Alistair ~ Enough for all the children and the teachers
Mrs Anderson ~ Alistair can you pick it up ?
Alistair managed to lift it up, but it was a struggle because it was very heavy. Then everybody had a go at picking it up and we were all amazed at how heavy it was!
Mrs Anderson ~ Can you guess how much it weighs ?
Alistair ~ 100 grammes?
Thea ~ A little less than a tonne ?
Rebecca ~ A tonne and a half ?
Johnny ~A pound ?
We talked about how we could weigh it, and thought that because it was so heavy it would break the kitchen scales. Mrs Anderson suggested that we could estimate its weight, she asked Elly to pick it up and to decide whether or not it was heavier than her little sister Ruby. Elly though it was heavier than Ruby, so now we need to find out how heavy Ruby is and we know the pumpkin will be heavier than that.