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Languages come to life at Grace Dieu!

Grace Dieu’s new languages teacher has brought languages to life across the school through an exciting European Day of Languages event! Held annually, this year’s event was the School’s biggest and best yet – with a wide range of language-themed activities held throughout the week, culminating on the day itself. “Languages play such an important […]

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What makes our Swans Reception class so special?

Grace Dieu’s Swans (Reception) class is led by an inspirational teacher called Miss Rose McInnes. Over the last year she has transformed the curriculum on offer – bringing a ‘Reggio inspired’ approach to life at Grace Dieu. Her approach is inspired by the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy – an increasingly popular approach in Early Years’ […]

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New addition to the GD teaching team!

There’s a new addition to the Grace Dieu teaching team! Mrs Louise McCue joins the School to teach Year 4 pupils in September having travelled and taught across the world. Mrs McCue studied Primary Education at Glasgow University, with a specialism in Environmental Studies and Physical Education, where she obtained her Bachelor of Education in […]

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Grace Dieu welcomes new French Teacher!

We are delighted that Mrs Daniela Ling will be joining the School in September as our new French Teacher. Mrs Ling is highly qualified, with a First Class (BA) Honours Degree in French and Spanish language, linguistics, culture and literature, as well as holding a Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and speaking her native Romanian. “We […]

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Grace Dieu pupils reach the 3M Finals!

Congratulations to Alisha and Megan for reaching the Finals of the 3M Challenge with their fantastic marble run! The girls worked really hard and are now very excited about the Presentation Evening which takes place tomorrow. It will certainly be a busy day for them as they will be whizzing off to attend this straight after […]

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GDPA auction winners enjoy their prizes!

This term, our GDPA Winter Ball auction winners were invited in for their exciting day at School! There were four prize winners in total – two pupils won the chance to be ‘Head for Half a Day’, and two parents were able to experience a day in School with the children. Both children enjoyed being Head […]

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How old are Grace Dieu’s trees?!

Year 5 got together for Outdoor Learning and went looking for veteran trees around our grounds. Armed with a ball of string and a metre stick to measure the circumference of the trees, we started in Nursery, where we found a lime tree, identifiable thanks to its red buds; with a girth of 574 cm, […]

Viking visit inspires our Year 3 & 4 pupils!

Year 3 & 4 are busy studying Vikings as part of their Creative Curriculum. To compliment all of the work they have being doing in class, the children enjoyed an entire day of Viking activities today! The children had an amazing day filled with facts about how Norsemen raided, traded, and entertained themselves.  It was delivered in a fun practical […]

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Learning brought to life…

Each and every week, learning is brought to life at Grace Dieu. Last week is a good example – here’s just a very small sample of how learning was brought to life for our pupils: Pupils enjoyed interesting hands-on Science lessons on a range of topics – including Light – in our Science Lab. Swans […]

Team Maths Challenge!

On Friday the children in Years 1-6 had great fun taking part in a Team Maths Challenge! They worked in pairs to solve problems with a mathematical vent. They worked together, communicated effectively, adapted their approaches and, as usual, our older children did a fantastic job of supporting our younger students. Of course the children […]

Pupils enjoy Egyptian Day!

Pupils from Grace Dieu Manor School saw history ‘come to life’ during their Egyptian Day. The children in Years 3 & 4 learnt about all aspects of life in Ancient Egypt. They even discovered, first hand, how they mummified bodies! They pupils certainly enjoyed taking part in some Egyptian dancing – a snippet of which can […]

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Imagination alights at Grace Dieu!

Our Year 1 and 2 pupils have, literally, set fire to their imagination! They recreated Pudding Lane by making Tudor houses and the infamous bakery where the Great Fire of London started.  Members of the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service then started a fire in the bakery to show the pupils just how quickly it […]

Programming comes to life for Years 5 & 6

Year 5 and 6 have enjoyed a fantastic day of programming and app development using the micro:bit – a tiny programmable computer, designed to make learning about computer programming easy and fun. Ali Maggs, a specialist micro:bit trainer who is also well known for producing games and applications, spent the day at Grace Dieu teaching the children how […]

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The Romans have taken Grace Dieu by storm!

Pupils from Grace Dieu Manor School saw history ‘come to life’ during their Roman Day. All of the pupils, in Years 3 and 4, had a fantastic time learning all about the Romans – from the way they fought, to the way they lived their everyday lives. During the day, the children had a chance […]