Blizzard conditions were not enough to deter teachers of computer science from attending the first Computing at Schools York Hub meeting, run in association with the National STEM Centre. After initial welcomes and introductions teachers got stuck into a variety of workshops; discovering how to set up a Raspberry Pi from scratch with our very own Ian Miller, experiencing how the Raspberry Pi can be… Read more
Posted by Steve Lyon on 14th February 2013
Posted by Allan Clements on 13th February 2013
On the 31 January I went into Gisburn Primary School to observe Sue Andrews delivering a science lesson using the resource Is there anyone out there?
Sue was working with the Y5/6 class whose teacher is Heather Dakin. I am Chair of Governors so I know the school well and one of the school’s objectives is to help more children achieve a level 5 at KS2 science. The Is there anyone out there?… Read more
Posted by Jo Saxby on 8th February 2013
A library is a treasure trove of materials to inspire people of all ages and National Libraries Day on Saturday 9th February is the perfect time to investigate your school library and talk to your librarian.
As a Science, Technology or Maths teacher, do you make good use of your school library? Do you tend to keep all of your resources safely tucked away in your department, looked after by your… Read more
Posted by Tom Lyons on 28th January 2013
The Department for Education is proposing changes to the current A Level system, with a move towards a linear 2 year A Level. The changes would mean that AS Levels will exist as a separate qualification from the full Advanced Level courses.
Getting rid of the modular system, where students are currently often doing multiple retakes, seems to have been generally well received. However, the prospect… Read more
Posted by Alan Pearman on 22nd January 2013
We all know something about birds. We see them almost everywhere we go and we can all recognise some of the ones we see. We may also recognise some birds by their many and varied songs, often lovely sounds that brighten our day.
Birds are also an excellent indicator of the health of the environment. A knowledge of the interactions of birds and their habitats and how bird populations have changed… Read more
Posted by Rachel Jackson on 17th January 2013
There is nothing better than a good story. How often have I seen even the most challenging of students sitting completely engrossed by a tale, eagerly awaiting what happens next… ? I remember listening to a professional storyteller, whilst on a field trip in Wales, telling tales of mythical creatures called Boggarts. He was brilliant. The sixty Year Six children were sitting transfixed, listening… Read more
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