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Year 6 Descriptive Writing

In an attempt to develop the speaking skills of my writers, we are planning to record a Voicethread tomorrow that describes four very different pictures. The Voicethread can be seen here although it has been commented upon yet. Whilst they were planning, they came up with some fantastic sentences. To capture the moment, we tweeted […]

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Risk Free Writing.

I just love writing with children. I don’t seem to be too bad at it either which is a good job because there are plenty of areas of my teaching I really wish to improve. My attitude to writing is – Just write! It doesn’t matter what about, it doesn’t matter how good it is, […]

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Work hard…play hard!!

We like to have a bit of fun at Heathfield. Today we organised the Bolton Music Service to come into school to show the pupils what can be done with a bit of hard work! I think you’ll agree, these guys are not the normal music service people you get. We just let the children […]

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Evaluating our blogging at HeathfieldCPS

I am wanting to evaluate our blogging quite urgently for matters that I will disclose in a few weeks. However, I REALLY need your help. I’m wanting to collect any thoughts/comments from anyone that has any feedback for us. Has anything we have done had any impact outside of HeathfieldCPS? This certainly is not an […]

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September 13, 2010
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Staff Meeting about Blogging 13/9/2010

If you are online, please bare in mind that I will authorise comments when I get the chance and will update as soon as I can so you know what we are discussing. Staff Meeting @HeathfieldCPS UK

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Want to raise the profile of homework in your school/class?

Whilst on Twitter tonight, I came across John Mclear’s Classdroid App for Android. This little gem allows you to set up a very quickly a class list linked to a blog or a blog for each name. You take a picture of some work, grade it our of 5 stars and it uploads automatically to […]

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Induction at HeathfieldCPS must be going well!

My Headteacher (@diannespencer) blogged about how she implemented a 2 week window at the beginning of the school year to implement routines, concentrate on behaviour and ensure each child is happy and knows how the school runs. You can see her post here. We’re only on our second day with the pupils and I just […]

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Off to a flyer…

Just when I doubted whether I could generate the learning environment of last year with our brilliant Year 6 (now gone!) You guys come to my rescue! I had a thought this morning that it would be lovely for the new Year 6 to know a little bit more about their audience, the people they […]

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Refreshed, Revitalised and Raring to go!

It seems like I have had the longest summer break from school since I started teaching. Four weeks in the sun with ‘most’ mobile devices switched off has done me the world of good! You just can’t beat quality time with the people that mean the most to you. I’ve been back in the country […]

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September 5, 2010