Some thoughts on teaching, learning and education in general

Five KS2 projects to start with your class after SATS

Five KS2 projects to start with your class after SATS

Once SATS are done and dusted, we know that striking that elusive balance of ‘fun’ and ‘focus’ in the classroom is no easy feat for a Year 6 teacher, especially with a timetable peppered with production rehearsals, sports events and transition days. If you’re looking...

Digital projects in a rural setting

One of the obvious benefits of living in a digital age is that, regardless of location, we’re able to connect to the wider world on a global platform. This is particularly significant in remote and rural areas, where limited public transport links can make regular...

Digital Literacy with A Tale Unfolds

Digital Literacy with A Tale Unfolds

By Alex Mclugash, Year 6 Class teacher at Rothley C of E Primary Academy This article was originally published on Alex's blog, https://educationwithespresso.wordpress.com My journey with digital literacy began in my NQT year when the school invested in a class set of...

Political engagement in the primary classroom

Political engagement in the primary classroom

If we want our young people to engage in politics, we must start them young, really young, argues former defence minister Peter Kilfoyle. brought to you by A Tale Unfolds Recently, I decided to make my own personal stand in encouraging young people to become...

Digital storytelling for historical narratives: War Story

Digital storytelling for historical narratives: War Story

War Story is a thought-provoking filmmaking and literacy project that challenges pupils to consider new perspectives from World War 2, by actively and collaboratively exploring a range of evidence from the Battle Of The Bulge. The discoveries made form the basis of a...

Environmental change through digital literacy

Environmental change through digital literacy

Children at Tubbenden Primary School in Bromley recently completed the ATU project, Plastic Times.  This 3-week persuasive writing and filmmaking resource encourages pupils to explore the increasingly significant environmental issue of plastic pollution, as well as...

Inspirational teaching from around the UK

Inspirational teaching from around the UK

With A Tale Unfolds projects well underway in classrooms up and down the country, we take a peek at some of the incredible writing and filmmaking efforts already completed by schools. In search of cinematic inspiration for your own class movie? Look no further. Pupils...

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