Tag Archives: literacy

Creating Instructional Videos.

Last week I worked with Mr Ranton and a group of children at Lower Fields Primary to test an idea. We wanted to try some different ways of turning instructional writing into instructional videos. We started with a simple idea. … Continue reading

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Reading iBooks on a computer

One of the most effective, powerful apps to use in class is Book Creator. It’s a versatile app that can be used from reception to year six to produce ebooks. Children pick up the key features in minutes. On a … Continue reading

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iPad Reading Project

This academic year, 3 primary schools were chosen to participate in a program to support the development of reading. The pupils involved were from Year 2, Year 1 and Reception. After initial training with Innovation Centre staff on how to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Reception NQTs share ideas in Keighley

Reception NQTs have been inspired in Keighley today with excellent training from a variety of Learning and Curriculum team consultants.  The day began with focused science tasks with Claire Holt using ice, margarine, food colouring, Lego people and much more. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Attitudes to reading survey

The results of the on-line ‘Poll Daddy’ attitudes to reading survey are in!

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Kindles are…GO!

The latest news on the Myrtle Park Primary ‘Kindle’ project is that we will be focussing on engaging readers as opposed to tracking attainment in the first instance.  The reasoning being that by getting children involved in reading, the progress … Continue reading

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Blogging goes ballistic!

During the Autumn term the Curriculum ICT team hosted an ECAB event (Every Child A Blogger) in which we introduced the concept of blogging and it’s possible impact on pupil’s learning for schools across Bradford. The two half day events … Continue reading

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