Category: Primary Focus Literacy

Primary literacy related activities

Digital Leaders: What makes a good presentation?

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 presentation(s). In order...

Developing cross-curricular ICT skills with Year 3

Developing cross-curricular ICT skills with Year 3

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 all the equipment,...

A Podcasting Quest

A Podcasting Quest

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. and Jumanji and...

Miriam Lord Primary School – Education Blog Awards 2012

Miriam Lord Primary School – Education Blog Awards 2012

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. This is the...

Challenging High Achievers: with a little help from my friends

Challenging High Achievers: with a little help from my friends

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 what a range...

E-Book Reviews

E-Book Reviews

As part of World Book Day 2012 pupil’s at Myrtle Park developed a collection of peer reviewed books to widen their range of reading choices and tastes.  Here are a few of those featured on the Kindles… TITLE: Teacher’s Pet RATING: 5 out...

E-Biographies

E-Biographies

As part of Year 6 topic links with Black History and Literacy, a collection of biographies have been uploaded to the Kindles featuring people from Rosa parks to Barack Obama to Tinie Tempah!  Here are just a few of the brilliant examples that everyone can now...

Kindles go continental!

Kindles go continental!

As part of Myrtle Park’s Comenius links with schools in Chateauroux and Gutersloh, we have been writing and illustrating a shared text. The first part of Chapter 1 has been uploaded to the Kindles and children have been able to read/view their published work...