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Using Music to Support the Curriculum – Education Article

I think music is one of the most powerful yet underused tools in the classroom. If you’ve joined me on my training, you will know how I use it in class to support different areas of the curriculum. There are plenty of examples on this blog which demonstrates the power of music. You can see them here.  BBC Teach Supermovers is a brilliant and FREE resource which gets your pupils moving, singing and remembering!This video explores the Supermovers resource: I was very…

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Please support my class with their #StopDirtyPalmOil campaign – Education Article

In Year 4, we have been inspired by the latest Greenpeace Advert – There’s a Rang-Tan in My Bedroom. The advert tells the story of Rang-Tan, a young Indonesian orangutan that has been forced out of her home by humans. It is a beautifully animated video with a very powerful message: We decided to look at the text used in the advert in more detail: There’s a Rang-tan in my bedroom and I don’t know what to do. She plays with…

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Creating your own Lego Movies – Education Article

With Lego Movie 2 hitting cinemas this week, I decided to embrace the children’s enthusiasm to introduce stop motion animation. Stop Motion Animation is a brilliant and creative way for students to tell stories, explore ideas and explain different concepts. There are plenty of different stop motion animation apps. My go-to app is I Can Animate. There are so many possibilities with this app as you can link it with greenscreen to add an animated background before editing further in…

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Continuing our Journey with the #StopDirtyPalmOil campaign – Education Article

A few weeks ago, I blogged about a project my Year 4 class had started, inspired by the recent Greenpeace advert – There’s a Rang-Tan in my Bedroom. To read that blog post, which includes original questions linked to the advert, please click the picture: The response we received from the video the class created where they wrote in role as a helpless Orangutan, seeing their home destroyed was so positive and empowering.  Again you can read more about this…

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Creating an Interactive Christmas Scene – Education Article

I love using Christmas as a way to engage children in their learning. They are excited, inquisitive and generally really interested in anything Christmas. Recently, I worked with Year 2 where they created their own Interactive Christmas scene using Chatterpix Kids and Thinglink. Here is an example of what they created: I have posted a step-by-step guide for how to do this activity on the supporter part of my Facebook page. Sign up by tapping the picture below: This idea…

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