Archive for November, 2011»
A study, published this month by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS), has shown that summer babies are at a disadvantage throughout school.
The report highlights the stark differences in achievement between the youngest children, born in August, and the oldest, born in September. Read more >>
Christmas is just around the corner, so we’ve made a new resource pack to celebrate. The activities, which could be used or adapted for most classes, are linked to the festivities in this country and around the world.
There’s a slide show about international celebrations that could be useful in a religious education lesson. There are also acrostic poem templates, a word search and some Christmas postcard designs for use in your lessons or morning sessions. Read more >>
Dacre Braithwaite C of E Primary School recently moved to the Learnanywhere learning platform. The headteacher, Catherine Lassey, explained why the school migrated to Learnanywhere from their previous virtual learning environment (VLE):
“Our previous VLE was used by technically minded staff, but it became very time consuming for everyone else. We wanted to have a VLE that was easy for staff to update and pupils to use. Read more >>
Of course, we don’t mean using social media to update your status, check old photos or breed sheep in Farmville . Instead, we suggest using the web to learn from the experts. Across the web there are many professionals looking to share resources and knowledge with people like you. Read more >>
With this in mind, we’ve found three Christmas themed links you can use for inspiration. Read more >>