Monday, 19 December 2016

RISK-IT week

Last week, we had a highly successful Risk-IT week  - one simple rule to follow when you are RISKing IT: “Use something ‘ICT’ you have not used before”.  Staff were encouraged to use this fantastic opportunity to try out a new tech-based tool to enhance teaching and learning, whatever subject they were teaching. The RiskIT campaign was adopted and adapted so that teachers were empowered, encouraged and supported in trying something different.

Year 6 understood the importance of triangulating research using a variety of spoof and real websites to glean and check appropriate information. In year 5, children rose to the challenge of presenting a “Mannequin Challenge” through video.  With the emphasis on the new curriculum in coding, Year 4 embarked on using online coding programs.  Upper KS2 and year 4 used graphic display programs.  Year 1 and 2 experimented with using QR codes to solve Christmas clues and Year 3 and the reception were successful in a variety of English and Maths activities on the tablets.  Reception also made their Christmas cards using Revelation Natural Art.  Nursery children were focusing their learning skills on using the mouse to click and drag.
Year 4 coding

 Early Years using the tablets

 Year 5 using 'Wordle'

  Christmas cards designed by Early Years using Revelation Natural Art