We have done brilliantly to get blogging so quickly at Ferry Lane. We have done even better to be nominated for so many awards in the Education Blog Awards. Looking at other blogs can help us to improve what we do… What can we learn from the other nominated blogs? Consider how they look and [...]
Yesterday we read the first two chapters of Journey to Jo’Burg, a novel by Beverley Naidoo about South Africa during Apartheid. It was the first time we had thought South Africa in our class. We learned that the racist Apartheid system is now over, and thought about how it might have felt to have lived [...]
We have finished reading The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo, and just started reading Kensuke’s Kingdom. We really enjoyed The Butterfly Lion, and have been talking about it a lot in class. Today we did some comprehension work about themes that appear in the book – Lions, butterflies, the First World War, boarding schools, and [...]
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How many interesting word problems can you write where 45 is the answer? How tricky could you make it? Click here for a larger version of the Voicethread.
Have a look at this Voicethread. There are two Victorian maps, one from 1844, and one from 1872. What changes between these years? What changes between 1872 and 2010? What interesting geographical features can you spot? What is still there today, and what has disappeared? What has only sprung up since 1872? Annotate and comment [...]
Have a go at using Voicethread to tell us what you think. Don’t forget – you need to justify your opinions carefully. Bonus points for interesting sentences structures – can you include those with subordinate clauses? Click here for a big version of the voicethread.