“Yes, the majority (if not all), of the ideas can be used in my classroom. A fun and inspiring day.”

John Spinks, Kirkhamgate Outwood Primary Academy

The fifth classroom based CPD session, working in partnership with Outwood Academy Trust, was held at Lofthouse Gate Outwood Academy on the 7th February 2018.

 

Year 4 teachers, from across the Trust were invited to observe the Vicious Raiders project being delivered by David Andrews to a class of 30 Year 4 pupils across the day. The project covers the topic of the Vikings. The activities use a variety of multimedia apps to support meaningful teaching and learning in this cross-curricular technology project.

This history/literacy focused project for Key Stage 2 covered exploring Viking characteristics, bringing Alfred the Great ‘back to life’ to explain his thoughts after escaping the Vikings, creating a multimedia presentation describing Alfred’s life, planning and creating a timeline movie to tell the story of the Vikings.

Feedback (Pupil)

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

All pupils rated the session as 5 except for two children who rated it 4 and said “It was really good fun but we didn’t work together nicely.” and “I am not good on computers so I got extremely struck at some points today.”

Feedback (Staff)

5 teachers observed the session.

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

3 teachers rated the session 5 and two rated the session as 4

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

“Yes, those who are less confident to speak infant of an audience – no pressure and can record in a pair.”

Leanne Cleasby, Ledger Lane Outwood Primary Academy

“Yes.”

Claire Pitchford, Ledger Lane Outwood Primary Academy

“Yes. particularly less able children being advised by a partner. Also children that struggle to maintain concentration.”

Tom Hodson, Littleworth Grange Outwood Primary Academy

“All children throughly enjoyed it. Content benefited everyone as it was pitched to the confidence of the children and they could self-differentiate according to this experience/knowledge. Really helped to consolidate knowledge of children.”

Jean Thornton, Lofthouse Gate Outwood Primary Academy

“All students enjoyed the session.”

John Spinks, Kirkhamgate Outwood Primary Academy

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

“Absolutely! Lots of ideas to inspire the children and use back in my classroom. Thank you :)”

Leanne Cleasby, Ledger Lane Outwood Primary Academy

“Yes. I can use this for a wide range of topics across all year groups.”

Claire Pitchford, Ledger Lane Outwood Primary Academy

“Yes, technology provides a stimulus and platform for really creative and content rich work.”

Tom Hodson, Littleworth Grange Outwood Primary Academy

“Yes. Have lots of ideas to create interactive lessons and cross curricular links.”

Jean Thornton, Lofthouse Gate Outwood Primary Academy

“Yes, the majority (if not all), of the ideas can be used in my classroom. A fun and inspiring day.”

John Spinks, Kirkhamgate Outwood Primary Academy

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

“If teachers had iPads to be able to participate on with fully functioning apps.”

Tom Hodson, Littleworth Grange Outwood Primary Academy

“No. Was very good and coverage of skills and ideas was vast. Plenty of ideas to use in the class.”

Jean Thornton, Lofthouse Gate Outwood Primary Academy

“Not quite as good as the last time, purely due to the cross-over of content from the session in Barnsley (this may well have been something we could/should have noticed in school.) However, excellent content and delivery once again. Thanks.”

John Spinks, Kirkhamgate Outwood Primary Academy

The next session is the Dinosaur Dance project, which will be delivered to Year  children at Kirkhamgate Outwood Academy on the 7th February 2018.

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