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'The Present' By Jacob Frey Is A Touching Animated Short That'll Tug At Your Heartstrings MARCH 2, 2016 — By Sara Heddleston Sara Heddleston Sara has been working and writing online for so many years, she's unsure if she is still in corporeal form. She considers herself a jack of all trades, but would prefer it if you would stop calling her "Jack." “The Present” is a short animated movie that is based on a comic strip by Fabio Coala. It starts with a boy being handed a box. By the end, you will be choked up. video-player-present "The Present" ran at over 180 film festivals and won more than 50 awards...and it's easy to see why. Paid Content:Paid Content:Paid Content:Paid Content:Paid Content:

My September Classroom…with a little help from IKEA As those of you on our Facebook page will probably already know, last week Teacher’s Pet hit IKEA, ready to purchase some goodies! IKEA has always been a personal favourite of mine, not so much for my own home but for my classroom. So, I thought I would take the time to put together a little list of what I think are ‘must look out for’ items if you plan on heading there yourself. We also received some great comments on Facebook when our community were asked “Has anyone else purchased some fab IKEA goodies for their classroom?” I suppose I should mention that Teacher’s Pet has not received any sponsorship from IKEA – This is just something I thought might help…be warned, do not read any further if you’re trying to avoid spending your own money on school stuff (although one of our community members did share a great idea about this…more on that later in the post). So… 2) Canopies – IKEA has a few of these but my all time favourite has to be the giant leaf. Author: Christina

Small Folk Small Folk Small Folk Question time! Who do you think they are? What do they look like? Why do you think they like ‘staying out of the limelight’? Why do they choose to live underground? How many of them do you think live in this house? What is it like inside? Do you think there are other houses like this? Perfect picture! Imagine who/what might live inside this house. Are there other houses like this? Story starter! They had lived there for as long as he could remember. They were strange folk in a way, small and strange. Can you write a story about them? Sentence challenge! SPAG challenge A preposition is a word that shows the relationship between one thing and another. It may tell you where a thing is in relation to something else. It may tell you when something is in relation to another event. g. Can you find any prepositions in your writing? Sick sentences! These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. There was a door.

Work scrutiny – What’s the point of marking books? Marking is an act of lovePhil Beadle If you’ve never taken part in a whole school book scrutiny, I’d recommend it. Seeing how students treat their exercise books across different subjects is very revealing. I’ll happily agree that students’ books can’t give a complete picture of their learning and progress in particular classes but they certainly ask interesting questions about whether marking and presentation matter. Just for a moment, let’s assume we all understand and agree that giving quality feedback to students is the most important thing teachers can do (click here for more on this.) Phil Beadle, in typically provocative style, puts it like this: You can turn up hungover every morning, wearing the same creased pair of Farahs as last week, with hair that looks like a bird has slept in it, then spend most of the lesson talking at kids about how wonderful your are; but mark their books with dedication and rigour and your class will fly.How To Teach To avoid this: We have this: 1. 2.

classroomenvironmentdownloads - home Getting on top of marking For the first time in my 10 years of teaching, I don’t feel the stress of marking and I hope to explain how in this post. I’ll start by saying there are no quick fixes when it comes to marking. You can’t cut corners. There are some methods to reduce the time spent doing it, but the ways to get on top are more about how to increase the impact of marking. Mainly, it’s about establishing a different relationship between you and marking. Regular, high quality marking will: Help students to get betterBuild positive relationships (they see that you care)Improve presentationAllow you to evaluate teachingMake students value what they do (they know you’ll read it)Improve behaviour (you are a teacher with high expectations) You can read my detailed post about the specifics of making written feedback more effective here. Mark for the students Forget the book scrutinies and the Ofsted inspections.* Just focus on making your feedback work for you and your students. Marking is planning Bear with me!

Resources | The Writing Book On this page you will find additional resources and sample downloads from the book to complement The Writing Book. Please contact us if you would like to share writing and ideas from your classroom or school. Back to school writing ideas We hope this document gives you motivation for your writing programmes, as we start another academic year in Australasia. Sample Downloads from the Book Quick Writes: How Does it work? Behaviour - What to do when the gloves come off - news Comment:Last Updated:11 September, 2013Section:news Classroom disputes are inevitable, but with these tips you can turn discord into harmony and teach students valuable coping skills Regardless of where a school is in the world or what age group is being taught, arguments between children are, and always will be, a feature of every classroom. Rather than being something for teachers to fear, however, these disputes represent an opportunity to teach young people how to deal with and resolve confrontations. Yet, when it comes to coping with these situations, mistakes are common. The first mistake is to ignore the problem. The second misstep comes from believing that someone must be right and someone must be wrong, and that the task of the teacher is to act as judge. In turn, perceived injustice causes young people to become disenchanted with school and to avoid recruiting the support of their teachers in future. Finally, punishment does not work. Discover what the conflict is about Listen

Year 7 English Revision Tasks - Boys' Secondary School As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed, in his bed, into a gigantic insect. He was lying on his armour-plated back, and when he lifted his head a little he could see his dome-like brown belly divided into stiff, arched segments. His numerous legs, which were pitifully thin, waved helplessly before his eyes. What has happened to me? bedroom, lay quiet between the four familiar walls. Gregor’s eyes turned next to the window, and the overcast sky made him feel quite melancholy. As this was running through his mind, there came a cautious tap at the door. He had to get out of bed. Gregor thought that he might get out of bed with the lower part of his body first. And he must not lose consciousness now. So he said to himself: ‘Before it strikes a quarter past seven I must be out of this bed, without fail.’

Mathematics - Primary Curriculum 2014 Ma4/2.1 Number & Place Value Ma4/2.1a count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1,000 Ma4/2.1b find 1,000 more or less than a given number Ma4/2.1c count backwards through 0 to include negative numbers Ma4/2.1d recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number (1,000s, 100s, 10s and 1s) Ma4/2.1e order and compare numbers beyond 1,000 Ma4/2.1f identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations Ma4/2.1g round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000 Ma4/2.1h solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers Ma4/2.1i read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C) and know that over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of 0 and place value. Ma4/2.2 Addition & Subtraction Ma4/2.2a add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate Ma4/2.2b estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation