Tag Archives: curriculum

Hosting a Caveman

As with previous blog posts, I have posted a blog about practice at school on my Headteacher blog. In the latest blog, I reflect on an amazing day with Will Lord, the caveman, working with our Year 3 children giving them a huge insight into the life of a Stone Age hunter gatherer. A prehistoric […]

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Would you like chocolate?

At present at Long Sutton Primary we are going through a period of distinct change as we have taken on the challenge of undertaking curriculum and system change in a short period of time. We are currently looking at the introduction of Universal Infant Free School Meals (having lost our dinner provider for next year), […]

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Space (republished)

I was speaking at a CPD session and chatted with a teacher about her forthcoming topic which she was calling “Space – the final frontier” which she was going to work on with her mixed Year Five and Six class. I put a few ideas together whilst we were chatting and made a request on […]

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Choice Driven Story

As so many schools are covering the Olympics and Greeks this term I have been playing with an old idea to support literacy work. I was a great fan, many years ago, of the Fighting Fantasy books and have enjoyed working with pupils on developing choice driven stories. I have developed a story in PowerPoint so […]

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Is this gamification?

  As someone who has worked for years trying to make the teaching of writing as engaging as possible, I have been fascinated looking at work taking place around the globe looking to bring gamification to the classroom. Reading the engaming blog has a this from  Deterding, Dixon, Khaled and Nacke  who define gamification as “the use of […]

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#CampEd12

              In September 2011 a group of tweeps engaged in a chat about the deficits of the present conference / CPD model which then moved onto dreaming about how good a DIY conference could be.  Tim Rylands suggested that we could use his shed to host it and so #Shedfest […]

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So what is GBL?

Yesterday I attended #tmplay at Beaumanor Hall in Leicestershire which was organised by Mike McSharry and Emma Dawson.  I am a great fan of teachmeets and, as usual, it was a treat to meet old friends and make new ones. You can see all of the presentati0ns here which were filmed by Sarah McSharry. As ever the […]

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Gove’s speech at BETT

    This morning I awoke to the news on Radio Four that Michael Gove had a significant announcement to make at the BETT show in London around the teaching of ICT.  I always find it interesting when Gove talks about ICT because the first eighteen months of his tenure as Secretary of State have […]

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Training day

On the 5th September, 2011 I delivered a team development day for the team I am lucky enough to  work with in Lincolnshire. I had been asked to look at Web 2.0 applications, blogging, tweeting and other things of which they should be aware. The team covers all areas of Primary support and so there will […]

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Northern Grid Conference 2011

Today I was privileged to attend and deliver two sessions at the Northern Grid Conference which took place next door to Newcastle Racecourse. The approach taken by the organisers this year was different to most conferences as the vast majority of the seminars were delivered by people of whom they had become aware through Twitter, […]

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