Sandpit Classroom Smiling Children Talking as a class

Weblinks & Starz (Learning Platform)

Sawston Village College

When pupils leave Bellbird School we look forward to welcoming them at Sawston Village College. Sawston Village College is a happy school, a very vibrant and positive place to learn and to work. Our pupils are friendly, lively and confident. We believe that all young people can thrive in a school community where they are known, liked, valued and feel safe. We understand that a strong partnership between home and school is essential if our pupils are to achieve their potential and work closely with parents to achieve the best for all. We work hard to ensure that the transition between Bellbird School and Sawston Village College is smooth, so that Year 7 pupils continue to make good progress and feel happy and comfortable in their new environment. Your son or daughter will find our school to be a place of great opportunity, with engaging and thought-provoking lessons complemented by an array of extra-curricular and enriching activities to take part in, whether they are interested in further academic pursuits, sport, music, drama or pupil leadership. Should you wish to find out more about Sawston Village College, please feel free to contact me, or James Woodcock, Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for primary liaison. Further information can be found on our website, at www.sawstonvc.org Jonathan Culpin Principal

General:

My School Lunch – A website about healthy eating and school dinners.

Educational:

Love reading
This website is helpful to parents who want to know what books they can buy to help encourage their child to love reading and keep up their enthusiasm.

Understanding what your child is trying to explain in English lessons

Skillswise – Some great ideas to get you writing – and tips on how to write well

Spelling game – Don’t forget to learn the new words as well as just playing the game. Keep a list of any you find tricky and test yourself the next day!

Lots of spelling games …including battleships. Remember to learn all of those new spellings and check you can still do them the next day!

The brand new National Numeracy Family Maths Toolkit is full of ideas and free activities to help families enjoy maths together.

Maths – Ks1 to 4

lots of interactive maths games

Year 6 science revision

More interactive games – all years

Educational games at Nicoland

Brain games at Funbrain

Software Downloads:

Scratch – free download of the animation software that is used in the class

Acrobat Reader – get the latest version of Acrobat Reader as a free download

Windows .docx to .doc converter – converts the new 2007 office pack to the older 2003 so that new files can be read and edited