Tag Archives: curriculum planning

The Giraffes tweet with a comedian

At the end of the Spring term in 2010 the Giraffe class were due to cover riddles for the last week (which was only four days long as it finished with Good Friday.  This was part of a whole Key Stage plan to cover riddles in the run up to KS1 SATs. The teacher was […]

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The ICT and Literacy Adventures of a Left Handed Summer Born Boy

Today I am delivering a keynote at the Lincolnshire Fast Forward Conference – this is a showcase of the wonderful work taking place in some of the Primary schools in Lincolnshire where the use of multiliteracies, film, gaming and meaningful ICT is supporting children in their learning. I will put the slides onto slideshare but […]

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Seaside books

I was talking to the teacher of Giraffe class about their work in the next summer term when they will be looking at a topic of the ‘Seaside’. We were talking about the best books to choose to use with this Year One class and after a few tweets Joy Simpson commented that this would […]

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Flattening out the rollercoaster

As part of my blogs on reducing the rollercoaster effect within a Primary school I am now going to talk about another strategy that was used in my last school. This was emphatically not just down to me as the Deputy Head but a whole Senior Management approach. My role was as Deputy Head with […]

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ICT mentors

At the start of the week I blogged about my frustration with the apparent acceptance across Primary teaching of what is, at best, an incredibly mixed picture in the teaching and application of ICT across the curriculum. I have talked a great deal about the dangers of the rollercoaster of expectation and experience in my […]

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BETT 2010 Tedxorenda

I arrived in London at 5pm last night just in time to go to the first of the teacher curated events atthe BETT show. The event was hosted Bill Thompson (@billt) who is a well known technology writer in the UK and was designed to spark discussion about where we are going in our use […]

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Sea Monsters

I found Seamonsters under recommendation from @digitalmaverick and bought both the Wii game and the DVD produced by National Geographic. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEfQKSpONX8] The DVD is typical of the quality one comes to expect from National Geographic with a mixed timeline of prehistoric marine dinosaurs and the different discoveries of their fossils by archeologists. The game allows […]

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