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Category Archives: Primary focus Literacy
As part of our Digital Leader Academy we have online badges accredited to Digital Leaders for effective presenting. In order to achieve the Presenter Level 1 Badge the children need to be able to plan, create, deliver and review an effective … Continue reading
What a difficult mystery this proved to be! Mona Lott rang to ask for our assistance. She runs a local coffee shop called Deja Brew next to Bradford University of Art. It is very popular with local students and lecturers … Continue reading
This week saw the launch of our new interactive multimedia detective adventure based on our detective hero ‘Sherkey Flatts’ and his challenge of solving ‘the mystery of the disappearing iPad.’ This is a web based interactive adventure allowing children to … Continue reading
Yesterday, I spent the the day teaching 30 Year 3 gifted and talented pupils from schools across the Bradford East 1 partnership. The host school was Thackley Primary School and the staff did a great job to ensure we had … Continue reading
The year 3 pupils at St James’ CE Primary School, Bradford, spent the morning podcasting movie trailers linked in to their creative curriculum theme ‘Quests’. We started by listening to the persuasive language used in two film trailers – E.T. … Continue reading
Lunch time supervisors at Cavendish Primary enjoying training on supporting children with their reading.
Delegates enjoying the Benny Hill plenary at the New to Letters and Sounds CPD at The Innovation Centre in Keighley yesterday (18.9.12)
Miriam Lord Primary School received some wonderful news this morning. They have been chosen as winners in not only one, but two categories in the Education Blog Awards 2012. The UK Education Blog Awards celebrate the best in school blogging. … Continue reading
This week, teaching assistants at Thackley Primary engaged enthusiastically in phonics training delivered by Alison Philipson. They looked at the principles behind phonics, practised enunciation and phoneme counting and designed some fantastically creative posters to illustrate the phonics phases.
Just occasionally I get asked to deliver CPD other than Guided Reading and phonics. This week I am delivering the second of two, one hour, staff meetings on challenging high achievers in literacy. Whilst preparing for this, it struck me … Continue reading