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A Night at the Museum - a Y6 learning journey

Our Year Six team were keen to get the children to look at other countries around the world. The children went away and thought about which cultures they would like to study. A cultures day was held for us at one of our partner high schools and a theatre group and dance troupe came into school to work with the children right at the…

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Added by Michael Shepherd on July 28, 2010 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Curriculum Design 2010



Some questions to ask when planning

What does our pedagogy look like? What would you like learning to be like?

At a recent staff meeting we asked these questions and discussed how we had moved forward with the curriculum over the last few years. We made the decision a while ago to break away from the more…

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Added by Michael Shepherd on July 22, 2010 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Curriculum Design 2010



Some questions to ask when planning

What does our pedagogy look like? What would you like learning to be like?

At a recent staff meeting we asked these questions and discussed how we had moved forward with the curriculum over the last few years. We made the decision a while ago to break away from the more…

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Added by Michael Shepherd on July 22, 2010 at 5:47pm — No Comments

The Risk Taking Classroom

I chatted with our teaching and learning group recently about the qualities of an effective learner. We were talking specifically about the need…

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Added by Michael Shepherd on June 14, 2010 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Teachmeet – CPD for the 21st Century

A growing CPD opportunity is spreading across the globe. It has gained momentum through twitter as users advertise meetings for educators in towns and cities around the world.…



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Added by Michael Shepherd on March 8, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Two approaches to parental engagement

We have made good use of technology to engage parents in their children's learning. Below are two key developments that are proving successful.

Blog

The school has two blogs. One was set up several years ago with the support of the SSAT and the other last year by one of our ICT Leaders

(@mr_jim). The first blog enabled the whole school community to get

involved in the life of the school, it took communication to new levels

and conversation beyond the…

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Added by Michael Shepherd on February 26, 2010 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Student Teaching and Learning Group

The Teaching and Learning Group



At Hawes Side we have worked for many years to develop student voice. One of the most important groups I meet with regularly is our T&L Group. This is made up of a group of children in Y6 (10 and 11 year olds). One day a week we have lunch together and share our thoughts on a range of topics that we feel will ultimately help us become better learners.



Our research recently has featured on the qualities of an effective learner. The first… Continue

Added by Michael Shepherd on December 22, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

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