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Imperial Gate School is a very friendly, welcoming and caring school. We believe that people achieve more when they feel happy, secure and valued. Our philosophy is to educate the whole person; we want the children to enjoy their learning and we have high expectations for their academic, creative and social progress. 

Team spirit is very much part of the ethos here and there are high expectations of all staff, pupils and parents to work cooperatively, to make a positive contribution to the life of the school and to give their best

APP OF THE WEEK: aMath Numbers Eng

​This week, we recommend aMath Numbers Eng for kids.


The app is an educational mathematics game based on Tetris principle. The game helps preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children learn numbers from 0 up to 100 in a fun way by combining visual and audio elements.

It contains 4 ranges of numbers: 1 to 10, 11 to 20, 1 to 20 and 0 to 100, plus 5 levels of difficulty for each range that makes it useful for 3-5year olds.


After learning how to count numbers from 1 to 10, kids can easily upgrade to counting from 1 to 20.

With the help of this game, kids can name and put in order numbers from 0 to 100.

aMath Numbers Eng aspires to be the first educational game for kids learning mathematics. The math game can be used for lessons at school and home tutorials. Enjoy!

KIDS INVENT : Cassidy Goldstein (Age 11) Invented Crayon Holders

Did you know that the Popsicle, ear muffs and the trampoline were invented by kids? Yes, kids can be incredibly creative and inventive and some even see their big ideas develop into astounding business opportunities as well. Some kids turn their frustration, mistake, stroke-of-luck and brilliance into commercial successes, businesses and even life-long careers.

Here is one of such inspiring stories.

Cassidy Goldstein (Age 11) Invented Crayon Holders.


At age 11, Cassidy Goldstein encountered a problem that has vexed creative kids for generations: her crayons were broken and the pieces were too small to hold onto. Still, undeterred, she searched through her arts and crafts supplies until she found a plastic tube designed to keep roses fresh during shipping. Goldstein inserted a crayon piece into the tube and unwittingly created her first prototype! Today her crayon holders not only make it easy to use broken crayons, but they also help kids with fine motor difficulties to hold onto wax pastels.

In 2006, the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation named Goldstein Youth Inventor of the Year. According to reports, the invention earned Goldstein enough money to cover most of her college costs and helped to get her set up after she graduated.

​HOW TO MONITOR WHAT KIDS DO ONLINE 


Kids and mobile devices can be a scary mix. Whether your toddler is just starting to use your family tablet or your teen has a new smart phone of his/her own and he/ she is itching to have an online presence and eager to explore. 
There is no doubt that the early use of digital technology has proven to have great benefits on kids but it is not without risks for them as well. They may come across inappropriate content and begin to copy what they see online.

A lot parents are concerned about what their kids do online but they have little or no clue on how to control or check their childs activities online.

Here are some tips on how parents can monitor and control their childs online activities.

AGREE BOUNDARIES

Be clear on what your child can and cant do online. How much they spend online, the sites they visit and the type of information they share. There should be an agreement   between   parent and child.

RUN A CHECK ON THEM

Check their social media profiles. Be friends or follow them on Facebook, twitter or some other social media platform. You can monitor their activities on social media this way, but try not to be too intrusive.

EXPLORE TOGETHER

The best way to find out what your child is doing online is to ask them to tell you about what they do and what site they like to visit. If they are happy to, ask them to show you.

PUT YOURSELF IN CONTROL

Use Parental-Control features on your home broadband and any internet enabled device. This will help to block, filter and monitor what they do and make sure other devices in the house are password-protected so that younger children cant access them by accident.

STAY INVOLVED

Encourage them to use their tech devices in communal areas of the home; like the living-room, kitchen etc. so you keep an open eye on how they use the internet and also share in their enjoyment.

TEACH THE OLDER CHILDREN TO GUIDE SIBLINGS 

It is also a good idea to talk to the older children about what they do online and what they show to their younger ones. Encourage them to be responsible and help keep their younger siblings safe.

RECOMMEND CONTENTS  

Talk to them about appropriate content to view online

Welcome to Key Stage 2

​Good times in school are always memorable! 

Here in key stage 2, we discover and develop the potential within each pupil using memorable techniques. We support and nurture individual pupil with diverse needs to develop confidence and resilience through a wide range of learning activities. This is because we believe that every child can learn and will thrive if he/she is provided with a stimulating learning environment where the children are free to express themselves and drive their learning process (es).

Thus, we encourage all  pupils to explore and achieve their highest potential in all aspects of life,  and become solution providers and if by extension, world changers!

Every instruction in and outside our classrooms is broad -based and child – centered. Collaboration is our watch word and we make learning fun. We maintain good communication between home and school to maximise the learning experience for each pupil.

In key stage 2, our individual abilities and diversities are both appreciated and celebrated. Finally, our core values are: excellence, diligence and responsibility.

Nneoma Oguamanam, Head – Key Stage 2 – Imperial Gate School