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Updated DigiTech Scheme of Work

May 17, 2022

As more teachers are looking to integrate digital technologies across the curriculum within their classes, we are delighted to share with you some exciting updates and new features that have been added to our DigiTech Scheme of work. To further support the delivery in school, enhance the impact of lessons and reduce teacher workload, we have updated the lesson plans, included editable downloadable slideshows for every unit, included supporting videos for teachers, updated our knowledge organisers, prior learning and future learning overviews, concept maps to gather information before teaching the units and\or after completing it and quizzes to review students' understanding from the unit, all to ensure that you can teach digital technologies, support ICT competencies and further students' learning across the whole curriculum with confidence.

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Focus on Numeracy with Purple Mash

April 29, 2022

This blog focuses on numeracy and recognising the value and presence of numbers in everyday life. Numbers are all around us and there are lots you can do to celebrate their power with Purple Mash and more. 3, 2, 1, let’s go!

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2Create a Story is a wonderful thing

April 29, 2022

The amazing tool 2Create a Story is a favourite with so many teachers and students.

It enables children to create their own multimedia digital storybooks and brings their stories, recounts, information books and adventures to life.

There are three modes of 2Create a Story: My Simple Story, My Story and My Adventure Story. With these modes, you are able to put together amazing creative writing activities that can be used for cross-curricular activities and tie in all learning areas when working through a common theme.

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Anne Frank's Birthday - 12th June

April 27, 2022

Anne Frank was born in Germany on 12 June 1929. She was given a diary for her 13th Birthday in which she wrote daily and had planned to publish a book about her time in the Secret Annex where she hid from persecution. Her diary was published after her death and has been translated into more than 70 languages. Here we look at how you can remember her life with Purple Mash resources, including a pack designed to help children transition to secondary school.

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International Dance Day - 29th April

April 22, 2022

International Dance Day is celebrated every year on 29th April to promote art, culture and dance as an art form. It also aims to act as a ‘wake-up-call for governments, politicians and institutions which have not yet recognised its value to the people and to the individual [or] realised its potential for economic growth’. In this blog we take a look at some Purple Mash activities related to dance and giveaway a free samba dance lesson from Striver.

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