The second Classroom-based CPD session, working in partnership with Outwood Academy Trust, was held at Littleworth Grange Outwood Primary Academy on the 17th January 2018.

Key Stage 2 teachers, from across the Trust were invited to observe the My Hero project being delivered by David Andrews to a class of 31 Year 4 pupils across the day. The project, which is designed to exploit cross-curricular links with a strong focus on literacy, uses multimedia tools to support communication, creativity and collaborative skills.

The stimulus for the day was the superhero Batman. However, this particular project works with any autobiography/biography that the pupils are studying in class from inspirational heroes from history to modern-day superstars. The project can also be easily adapted to any year group and includes lots of exciting opportunities for writing.

Feedback (Pupils)

Feedback from the pupils in Year 4 was all extremely positive from all the pupils. Below are just a few favourites:

Feedback (Staff)

5 teachers observed the session.

How would you rate the session (1 = poor – 5 = excellent)?

All teachers rated the session as 5

Have the pupils enjoyed the session? Have there been any particular children who you think have benefited most?

“They have loved it. So engaged and ready to get going. Great as a hook for writing.”

Lindsey Winder, Ledger Lane Outwood Primary Academy

“100% enjoyment and engagement. All abilities benefitted. Moreover, allowing staff the opportunity to observe the teaching (rather than just a presentation), was particularly successful.”

John Spinks,  Kirkhamgate Outwood Primary Academy

“Yes. Those possibly considered low attainers were able to access every aspect of the lessons.”

Dan Hobson, Lofthouse Gate Outwood Primary Academy

“Absolutely! All abilities were able to access the apps and create fantastic work. The children thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Rosie Ogden, Littleworth Grange Outwood Primary Academy

Has the session helped with your CPD and given you ideas how technology can support learning across the curriculum?

“Yes, it helps that we’ve been taken through, step by step. Makes me feel more confident delivering this.”

Lindsey Winder, Ledger Lane Outwood Primary Academy

“Yes. and not just as a discreet ‘computing’ subject. Great ideas for literacy and topic.”

John Spinks,  Kirkhamgate Outwood Primary Academy

“Provided with ideas of how to use the ideas across the curriculum.”

Nathan Fozzard, Darfield Outwood Primary Academy

“Yes, I can see how the technology can be used to engage children throughout the curriculum. This can also allow the children to access a broad range of skills.”

Dan Hobson, Lofthouse Gate Outwood Primary Academy

“100%. The apps and schemes of work can easily be adapted. I’m looking forward to using them.”

Rosie Ogden, Littleworth Grange Outwood Primary Academy

Do you have any suggestions on how the session could be improved?

“No. Very strong.”

John Spinks,  Kirkamgate Outwood Primary Academy

“No. A great day. Can’t wait to get on with the projects in class.”

Nathan Fozzard, Darfield Outwood Primary Academy

“None! A great session. Myself and the children have learnt a lot.”

Rosie Ogden, Littleworth Grange Outwood Primary Academy

 

The next session is the Puzzling Times project, which will be delivered to Year 4 at Lofthouse Gate Outwood Primary Academy on the 24th January 2018.

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