One micro:bit at a time

I’m fairly sure I won’t have to explain to people what a BBC micro:bit is as they have been in the news and on social media quite a bit for the last 12 months or so, but just in case here is an extract from the device’s Wikipedia page. The Micro Bit (also referred to as BBC Read More …

Top Secret Training

Last year I wrote a staffrm piece on teaching Year 1 pupils to type. It dealt with the reasoning behind the lessons and finding a hook to essentially teach typing. Then the topic of typing skills surfaced in a joint #CASchat and #PrimaryRocks twitter chat. I mentioned my Secret agent unit and said I would share it Read More …

Teaching Remotely or Remotely Teaching

A few months ago I was one of the members of staff who went with our Year 6 pupils on their 5 day residential trip to the lake district. An annual tradition of running, jumping, climbing trees, water sports and eventual exhaustion. Whilst on this “holiday” my Year 2 break out groups back at school would have to Read More …