The five touchstones of SEAL - self-awareness, empathy, managing feelings, motivation, and social skills - are explored to find out exactly what the social and emotional aspects of learning can actually achieve. Staff at William Howard School in Cumbria describe how pupil behaviour has improved due to the approach being incorporated across the whole school, and how it can improve the quality of learning. They also discuss how traditional pupil-inclusive initiatives like School Council have been replaced by a much more high-powered Executive Forum, giving pupils real decision making power.
<p>Explore Antarctica in this video designed for KS1/2 geography and science lessons, looking at the area and how humans can live in such conditions.</p>
<p>Describing where Antarctica is, what the climate is like and what it takes to live there, visiting teachers from England explain clothing, food they eat and how they travel around.</p>
<p>Part of KS1/2 Antarctica series, the video relates to Unit 7 of the KS2 geography curriculum, and covers geographical enquiry and skills elements. It also links in with science Unit 4C: Keeping Warm, and Unit 3C(3): Choosing materials for a purpose.</p>
<p>Three teachers share Great Lesson Ideas to boost pupils' writing skills - and all the resources you need to use these ideas.</p>
<p>The Super Sentence is a good regular KS2 activity which promotes understanding of different ways that sentences can be changed and improved. Next is The Wordscape, which stimulates students in the preparation of writing a description of a setting.</p>
<p>Then Spelling Games shows a variety of simple, fun activities, suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2, to help make spelling lessons more engaging and stimulating.</p>
<p></p><p>In this Key Stage 2 literacy ‘Lesson Starters’, suitable for Years 3-6, each of the five short video clips provides a stimulus for pupils to employ a range of persuasive writing techniques.</p> <p>The first clip takes animals as a starting point - three children show us their pets, telling us why they are wonderful and giving one or two disadvantages or problems in looking after them.</p> <p>The remaining clips focus on the local neighbourhood, pros and cons of wearing school uniform and a campaign about smoking.</p><p></p>
This programme reveals how the use of multi-sensory teaching can help dyslexic children become independent learners and boost their self esteem.
It is crucial that children with dyslexia are encouraged to believe in themselves and to become independent learners from an early age.
Kate Bodle, a specialist in teaching dyslexic children, works at Ewelme Church of England School in Oxfordshire.
She uses a multi-sensory approach. Kate explains and demonstrates the approach in this programme.
The importance of teaching continuous cursive handwriting and the need to 'overlearn' is also covered.
<p>Primary teachers share three of their best lesson ideas about data handling in Key Stage 2 maths.</p>
<p>At Cuffley School, Year 3 turn data about their favourite school meals into a human bar graph. At The Wroxham School, Year 4 are doing Olympic Maths, measuring and record long jumps, high jumps and target practice, turning data into Venn diagrams and graphs.</p>
<p>Year 3 are collecting data about time and use a Tardis in their class. The children go inside to estimate when thirty seconds has elapsed. At the end, the data is turned into a graph on the interactive whiteboard.</p>
An 8 round Christmas quiz<br />
Consists of :<br />
Round 1 – Adverts (Guess the 2015 Christmas Advert)<br />
Round 2 – Christmas Confectionary<br />
Round 3 – Christmas True or False<br />
Round 4 – Christmas Dingbats<br />
Round 5 – Celeb Photos<br />
Round 6 – Christmas Movies<br />
Round 7 – Stats Round<br />
Round 8 – Christmas Knowledge<br />
Its all on the powerpoint - don't show the pupils the adverts (you will need access to youtube); I have added a little comment about how long to play each one because some do say the companies name !<br />
Intended to be printed and laminated for a wall display on literary devices. Uses examples from a lot of modern films (lots of Harry Potter!) to make explanations clear and relevant to pupils.
I hope it comes in handy.
RECENTLY UPDATED (Dec 2015) - New look, overview sheet has been added, better protection, objectives edited. <br />
Assessment spreadsheets and tracking resources I've created using a 7-point system. Enter numbers 1-7 (which is explained in the introduction) into spreadsheet for learning objectives which will then calculate averages and a progress 'level' for the accompanying tracking sheets. The newly added overview sheet is a great addition which gives you an instant understanding of the current level of your children in maths, reading, writing and science. Who needs classroom monitor and the ongoing cost? This system, plus my foundation subjects tracking system (see link below), will be all your school needs for tracking progress in this 'interesting' era of assessment without levels. Please, leave feedback for this amazing resource!<br />
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This resource includes a 53 slide PowerPoint presentation and some worksheets. A mind map and quiz are also included. I used them to teach the unit on sound with my Year 8 class. Can also be used for Year 7 or as a revision at the end of the unit. Appropriate for KS2 or KS3.<br />
Covers sound waves, frequency, amplitude, pitch, noise, parts of the ear, hearing loss, ultrasounds, uses of sound. Hope you find it useful. <br />
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