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Filmmaking to enhance literacy: an NQT perspective

Filmmaking to enhance literacy: an NQT perspective

Financially, NQTs have always been an attractive investment for head teachers. But what might seem like an obvious statement – particularly in the midst of funding cuts and budget reductions – is less about short-term financial savings and more about embedding digital...

LitFilmFest: What’s it all about?

LitFilmFest: What’s it all about?

In June this year, 7-11 year-olds from across the country will descend on the BFI IMAX to attend LitFilmFest – a cinematic celebration of pupils’ writing achievements through filmmaking. Dominic Traynor, the festival’s founder, talks about the purpose of the event and...

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

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...

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